Category: Music

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…

Chapel Choir Venice visit – day 5

28th January 2020

Heavy fog descended on Venice for our final morning. Looking out over the Giudecca it was hard to see boats close by yet alone over to the Zattere and San Marco. After checking out of our rooms, we caught the boat to San Giorgio Maggiore built by the great Palladio. The white classical facade was…

Chapel Choir visit to Venice – day 4

27th January 2020

Finally, a lie in and a late breakfast! This set us up for the climax of the tour. A short trip over the water before putting cassocks on for a quick briefing before entering through a side door into the hushed awe of Saint Mark’s. It was wonderful to see the interior in all its…

Chapel Choir visit to Venice – day 3

26th January 2020

The quiet murmur of breakfast started our busiest day in Venice.  After a briefing we headed across the water to the Zattere to explore this quieter corner of Venice.  As we walked along the Zattere, Venetians were practising rowing in boats for hotly contested races being held later in the year.  It was fascinating to…

Chapel Choir visit to Venice – day 2

25th January 2020

We were woken by sub on our first full day in Venice. Pupils fortunate enough to have rooms looking over the Giudecca were greeted Venice sand the distant Alps on the horizon swathed in sun. After a hearty breakfast, it was off to the Zattere and a walk through the winding streets to Ca Macana…

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