Category: Music

Finding Mat Finderling

23rd May 2022

On Sunday 22nd May, families, pupils, and staff joined us for an immersive, theatrical experience exploring the history of King Edward’s. The initial idea was imagined in 2020 by  Mrs Caroline Shouksmith, Head of Art. Working closely with Mrs Lynsey Cleaves, Director of Drama, the duo breathed life into the concept and it was truly…

Our modern day production of Twelfth Night

22nd December 2021

From Sunday 28th – Tuesday 30th November, our new Studio Theatre transformed into Illyria from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for our school production. The production had a modern day twist, set at a music festival with partying, live music and lots more partying! The play is set at Duke Orsino’s music festival, called “ILLYRIA” complete with…

School Concert to celebrate our pupils’ musical talent

22nd December 2021

On Friday 26th November, pupils, staff, parents and families from our King Edward’s Witley community, gathered in our Chapel for the School Concert, a celebration of the musical talent in our School. Due to Covid restrictions, the Concert was the first in two years, and it was wonderful to welcome everybody to our Chapel. With…

A spectacular ceremony to welcome new pupils

13th October 2021

On Wednesday 13th October, the first Admissions Day for two years took place at Guilford Cathedral. 220 pupils from 1st Year through to Sixth Form were ‘sworn in’ by Mrs Justine Voisin, Treasurer, and Alderman Sir Peter Estlin. The service was conducted by The Venerable Stuart Beake, Archdeacon Emeritus, Honorary Sub Dean, Guildford Cathedral, who…

Music and Art Christmas Competition

11th December 2020

As it has not been possible for us to have concerts and carol services with an audience this year, several local schools were invited to take part in our competition to record a Christmas song or carol to onto our Christmas CD, as well as to create a festive picture for the front and back…

Live organ recital from Old Witleian Jozef Gaszka

9th October 2020

The Guildford Music Society at GURC was formed in 1992 to make music of a high standard widely available. It is the music society of the Guildford United Reformed Church. Besides engaging well-established artists, the society encourages the many talented young musicians of today and wishes to foster the love of, and interest in, music…

Wakefield Music Scholar raising funds for a Christmas single

18th September 2020

3rd Form Wakefield music scholar from Farnham, Cai Thomas, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to record the song ‘Wherever you are’ by Welsh composer Paul Mealor, accompanied by choristers from St Thomas on the Bourne in Farnham. 12 months ago, Cai recorded his first album ‘Seren’ which was nominated both a Classic FM and Scala…

Bridewell Day 2020

10th March 2020

On Tuesday 10th March the School celebrated Bridewell Day with a buffet luncheon at Guildhall followed by a service at St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street, marking 153 years since King Edward’s moved from our original location in Southwark to the Surrey Hills. Up bright and early, with uniform pressed and shoes polished, all 2nd…

Choristers unite the local community

1st March 2020

On Sunday 1 March, pupils from the Chapel Choir, joined forces with The Bridewell Singers from our partner school Barrow Hills as well as singers from within the local community, to perform Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in front of pupils, parents, staff and local guests. The moving candlelit evening performance by a 90 strong choir, took…

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