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Solihull School

Solihull School

Chapel Sculpture Unveiling

Our new chapel sculpture, ‘Conduct’, designed by artist Matthew Lane Sanderson, was unveiled in the grounds of our chapel on Wednesday 14 October.

The monumental sculpture, which stands approximately 5m tall and 3m wide, celebrates our school’s strong link with choral music. The ribbon was cut by internationally renowned conductor Simon Halsey CBE who has worked with philharmonic orchestras across the world and currently holds the position of Chorus Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus.  

Headmaster, David Lloyd, Headmaster at Solihull School, said: “The event was designed not only to show off the sculpture for the first time, but also to celebrate choral music at the school so it was great to see performances from the choir during the full chapel service.”

The school also commissioned Judith Bingham, a former BBC singer and ‘composer in association’, to create a special piece of music for the occasion. The piece, which was created in partnership with Matthew Sanderson, was performed by the school’s chamber choir during the event.

Matthew, who has been creating public art for more than 15 years, said: “Creating a sculpture which would reflect the longstanding choral tradition held by Solihull was certainly a challenge but I’m thrilled that the school is pleased with the final result.”

You can see more photographs of the event and the sculpture here