Luton music teacher celebrates as piano concertos chosen for prestigious London concert

A former Cardinal Newman High School teacher is proud to have his music played by the Guildford Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 12:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 12:26 pm
John now works in his recording studio and also plays and teaches keyboard. He has a YouTube channel: John Rand.

John Rand, who was head of the music department, is delighted that conductor Darrell Davison will feature two - “or more accurately one and a half” - of his piano concertos, to be played by Alan Brown.

John said: “I was head of the music department for 20 years. It was a very rewarding time for me,seeing young people getting a taste for music via ‘hands on’, practical lessons.

“During this time we had many exciting shows - Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Grease, etc. I particularly remember ‘J C Superstar’ when we performed the full show with a massive pro sound system. My son was singing a lead role, and the future James Bond composer, David Arnold, played guitar!”

The concert is on March 23 at 7.30pm in St John’s Smith Square church, London.