Showing posts from July, 2015

Training Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble 2015/16

Dear all,

Thanks to all those who auditioned today.  The standard was significantly higher than it has been in previous years.

Listed below are the members of the Vocal Ensemble and Training Ensemble for 2015/6. Voices parts will be decided depending on repertoire.

Vocal Ensemble:


Naomi Baker
Hannah Carruthers
Hannah Crisp
Elise Cutforth
Beth Dickinson-Macrae
Lois Fordham
Alice Hancock
Bethan Hughes
Laura Knill-Jones
Mae Lankshear
Bethany Lincoln
Tamsin Sandford Smith
Katie Walton
Lucy Wilson


Sidney Brass
Oliver Davies
Theo Habbick
Tom Holmes
Joseph Lee
Joseph Lewis
Tom Pate
Patrick Quinn
Michael Winter

Training Ensemble:

Sian Appleyard
Clare Baker
Amalia Bolton
Chloe Dickinson-Macrae
Alice Fraser
Grace Fryer
Nell Hayes
Lydia Jacobs
Poppy Oliver
Katie Ripley
Molly Robbins
Raya Tan Ward
Lauren Walker
Emily Webster
Becky Weir

Congratulations to all those successful this year. Positions in both choirs are of course dependant on regular attendance at rehearsals, and continued …

Orchestra: Britten parts

As of 5.28pm today, the following parts are still outstanding:

2 x Violin 2
1 x flute
1 x trumpet

I MUST have these by Friday please, otherwise your section will be charged for a replacement.

Many thanks

Ms Doan

Year 7 French: 14th July Period 7

Alright gang,

Yesterday you were working on nationalities and countries.

Today you are to create a poster/advertisement (in French) to promote a country as a holiday destination.

Example texts:

La France!

C'est magnifique!

Il y a les plages!

Il y a les magasins!

Faire du ski!

Faire du bowling!

C'est fantastique!

All of these phrases have been covered, feel free to add your own - DO NOT USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE.

Save your posters for me to look at on Wednesday.

Mr Guinane

Jonny Light plays Weber with St Albans Symphony Orchestra

Those of you who know Jonny, know that he is a total legend, and this just confirms it. Jonny had the opportunity to play a movement of a concerto with St Albans Symphony Orchestra (local adult orchestra) and he chose the final movement of Weber's Bassoon concerto.  Click here to have a listen. You won't regret it - it's fantastic. Well done, Jonny!

Summer Concert Information (The Most Important Blog Post You Will Read THIS YEAR)


Operation Summer Concert is go. Here are the details:

- Please bring a foldable music stand if you can

Years 7-9 (involved in ANY ensemble):

- You will meet in Music at 1205
- You will carry all of your stuff, and anything else you will carry, onto a coach at 1230
- You will look a bit like this (the donkey, not the man):

- You will arrive at the place by coach, eat your lunch, and be ready to begin rehearsing at 1300 - Bring lunch, some reading or some work to do - We will rehearse 1300-1525 - You will be dismissed from St. Paul's Church, and make your own way home - If this is a problem, you must let us know asap
Year 10
- You will do as above, but may end up in a coach/minibus/6th formers car/walking
Year 11
- We will see you at St. Paul's Church at 1245, ready to start rehearsing at 1300 - If you are able to pick up any equipment from Music first, either in a car or on foot, we will love you even more than we already do
Year 12/13
- We will see you at St. Paul's Church …