ELLESMERE College’s choirs have been hitting the high notes with the release of their new CD.

Students at the college sing in five choirs, the Chapel Choir, Lower School Choir, Coro Lux, Chamber Choir and the College Choral Society, and four of the choirs have put together the 14-track Choirs of Ellesmere College CD named ‘Such a Love as None Can Part’.

Tony Coupe, director of music, stressed the importance of music at the college and in everyday life.

He said: “Music plays such a major role in our lives and is an important part of life at the college.

“Our choirs are highly regarded both nationally and internationally and have performed at some amazing venues in front of many music aficionados.

“The students really enjoyed recording this CD and they can take great pride in how it turned out.

“It’s all about enjoyment and the ability to interpret and communicate something of meaning to the listener - that’s what makes a great performance.”

The choirs have also featured in BBC Young Choir of the Year and Barnardo’s National Choir competitions.

Over the past year, they have also performed at St Peter’s Basilica and the Pantheon in Rome, the amphitheatre at Pompeii, Queen’s College Oxford and St George’s Chapel Windsor.