Music Scholar Jonathan Mews (F) has recorded “Walking in the Air” from The Snowman for a local charity from his home on Jersey Island. Listen to an interview about his recording on ITV News here.
The charity Music in Action is hoping to raise £10,000 from the sale of the recording to fund a series of interactive educational sessions in Jersey Island schools, and to help fund masterclasses and performing platforms for young artists.
The release has been dedicated to the memory of those affected by Covid, and especially in honour of Ron Mitchell who was a family friend.
Jonathan first developed his singing through Music in Action’s youth work. This led to a music scholarship at the age of eight with the choir of St John’s College School, Cambridge. He joined Oundle as a Music Scholar in September.
The recording is available to purchase from the charity’s website, musicjersey.com. There is the choice of buying the single or a short album of three songs, including the solo from “He Delivered” by C. Hubert Parry, and the African song, “Sansa Kroma” from Zimbe! by Alexander L’Estrange.
The Oundle community will have the opportunity to hear Jonathan perform live at the Music department’s own production of The Snowman on December 7th, alongside Drama teacher Matthew Burlington narrating.