Music

The House Music and House Choir results are in! Mr Pratt has announced the following winners of the competition that took place back in February. Well done to all the winners!

Overall Results :

AUSTEN 10

FRANK 10

PANKHURST 9

Best House Final : Austen
Most First Round Entries Frank
Most Entertaining Choir : Frank
Most Musical Choir : Austen
Best Rehearsed Choir : Frank
Best Choir Director : Sixth Former Sammi B (Pankhurst)
Best Overall Performer : Sixth Former Chloe P (Austen)
Best Austen Performance : Fifth Former Millie W (Austen)
Best Frank Performance : Third Former Kelsi T (Frank)
Best Pankhurst Performance : Fourth Former Evelyn M,violin (Pankhurst)
Best Vocal Performance : Fifth Former Imogen R (Frank)
Most Promising Vocalists : Second Former Alice W (Pankhurst)
Third Former Lottie C (Pankhurst)
Most Promising Pianist : Third Former Phoebe A (Frank)
Best Woodwind Performance : Third Former Poppy D (Pankhurst)
Best Brass Performance : Fifth Former Brydie A (Austen)
Most Promising String Player : Second Former Megan R (Austen)
Best Vocalist Instrumentalists : Second Former Mia B (Austen)
Second Former Ella (Pankhurst)
Best Ensemble : Third Formers Izzy & Eloise (Frank)
Director of Music Awards : Fourth Former Daisy E (Austen)
Third Former Katie G (Austen)
Third Former Boe T (Austen)
Sixth Former Emily B (Frank)
Fourth Former Tallulah H (Frank)
First Former Robyn M (Frank)
Sixth Former Holly G (Pankhurst)
Second Former Phoebe J (Pankhurst)
Fourth Former Grace S (Pankhurst)

Prior’s Field girls were truly “Ready to Go” on Thursday night as they opened the Rotary Guildford District Schools concert at G Live with a rendition of the Republica track belted out by the Sixth Form Rock Band with Eleanor on vocals.  A stunning showcase of musical creativity, professionalism and talent followed. Fourth Former Evelyn delivered a vivacious and lively violin solo of  Csardas, while the 75-strong choir proved themselves very able to entertain with a complex a cappella arrangement of Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” led by Fourth Former Grace C. The Jazz Band blended beautifully with the soulful tones of Emily B in Adele’s “Hello” while the 10-minute “Les Misérables” medley mesmerised the audience with its strength in singing and its slickness between songs. The Prior’s Field set ended with a powerful performance of “I Predict a Riot” by Kaiser Chiefs. The girls were performing alongside fellow schools within the Guildford District and as part of the Rotary Club’s programme of initiatives which aim to provide opportunities for schools to showcase their work and have the opportunity to perform in a mainstream theatre with professional stage management.  A huge well done to all girls who took part; their stagecraft and transitions were seamless and their performances truly fabulous!

 

 

PFAlive

Mrs Rusholme reports ‘Thank you for all the ticket and wine order purchases. I am delighted to be able to tell you that PFAlive! is now sold out. Tickets and bottle vouchers will be handed to your daughter at her first rehearsal next term. Please ensure that your daughter attends the rehearsals with the correct shoes as detailed in the costume notes.’

First Form Relatives Day

We look forward to welcoming First Form relatives on 22 March for a tour, tea and a chance to look around the AppArt Sculpture Trail.

Careers Talks

The final in the current series of Careers Talks on takes place on Monday 19 March

At Home with a Media Communications Expert

Fleur Holcroft will talk about her successful career in advertising and media, including her current role for the Apple Corp in the advertising team.

AppArt

We are very excited to welcome back AppArt’s annual Easter art exhibition and sculpture trail which opens on Friday 30 March at Prior’s Field. For more information go to http://www.appartonline.co.uk or https://facebook.com/AppArtSurrey

App Art 2018

 

Guildford Rotary Schools’ Charity Concert – G Live

Guildford Rotary Schools’ Charity Concert takes place at G-Live, Thursday 16 March, 7.00pm Tickets are £12.50 per person and can now be purchased direct from G Live on 01483 369350. Prior’s Field’s contribution will involve a selection of girls from the First to Sixth Form, and the programme will include music from the jazz band, rock band, the choir and a medley from last term’s production of Les Misérables.

PFAlive

Dance mania comes to Prior’s Field on 28 April! We are delighted to announce the return of this spectacular dance event. You may have attended or heard of its forerunners – The Catwalk and The Big Event. Many old girls refer to this as being one of their highlights and fondest memories of their time at Prior’s Field due to the camaraderie. PFAlive! is a very popular event with the girls and they enjoy working with a professional choreographer and performing with the Rock and Pop band. A few tickets are still available – please email arusholme@priorsfieldschool.com to be sent an application form (tickets £27 adult, £20 sibling).

First Form Relatives Day

We look forward to welcoming First Form relatives on 22 March for a tour, tea and a chance to look around the AppArt Sculpture Trail.

Careers Talks

The final in the current series of Careers Talks on takes place on Monday 19 March

At Home with a Media Communications Expert

Fleur Holcroft will talk about her successful career in advertising and media, including her current role for the Apple Corp in the advertising team.

AppArt

We are very excited to welcome back AppArt’s annual Easter art exhibition and sculpture trail which opens on Friday 30 March at Prior’s Field. For more information go to http://www.appartonline.co.uk or https://facebook.com/AppArtSurrey

App Art 2018

 

Inter-house Art Competition

On Wednesday 7 March, the whole school will vote in the annual Inter-house Art Competition, we look forward to inviting parents to view pupils’ work in the evening, at 6.30pm.

Rock and Pop

The Rock and Pop evening which was due to take place last night, has been rescheduled to Monday evening.

First Form Relatives Day

We look forward to welcoming First Form relatives on 22 March for a tour, tea and a chance to look around the AppArt Sculpture Trail and Exhibition.

Careers Talks

The final in the current series of Careers Talks on takes place on Monday 19 March

At Home with a Media Communications Expert

Fleur Holcroft will talk about her successful career in advertising and media, including her current role for the Apple Corp in the advertising team.

AppArt

We are very excited to welcome back AppArt’s annual Easter art exhibition and sculpture trail which opens on Friday 30 March at Prior’s Field. For more information go to http://www.appartonline.co.uk or https://facebook.com/AppArtSurrey

AppArt Rock and Pop Careers

 

Tickets are now available for the annual Rock and Pop extravaganza – always a popular night in the Prior’s Field calendar – which takes place on Thursday 1 March. The music is provided by fifty Prior’s Field girls in various band combinations and is the culmination of all their hard work over the past few months. The music is varied with a nod to the ’90s, anticipating the musical theme of the forthcoming PFAlive! event in April 2018.

Click here to visit Eventbrite for further information and tickets:

Rock and Pop 2018

On Tuesday evening, the assembly hall was transformed into an ambient and intimate venue for Classics by Candlelight. Our BTEC Music students Becca, Chloe and Eleanor organised this event as part of their course criteria, and their audience were treated to an enchanting evening of music played by our talented Music Scholars. On such a gloomy evening in mid-January, it was a soothing tonic for the soul – tables were beautifully decorated and lit by candles, a delicious antipasti was served and well stocked bar was available. The Music Scholars played and sang an eclectic range of pieces including classics from Composers such as Handel, Bach and Tchaikovsky all the way through to modern classics written by the likes of Sheeran and London Grammar.

Well done to the BTEC Music girls on organising the successful event and thank you to the Music Scholars, the Music Department and everyone who supported them.

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‘A Celebration of Christmas’: Thursday 14 December, 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Join us for our school carol service, at Prior’s Field.

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We are delighted to show you a highlight reel from the spectacular and ground breaking whole school production of Les Misérables last week, which many of our community were fortunate enough to see during the 5 performance run. Details on how to order a DVD of the production can be found at the end of this post.

The feedback has been sensational and reflects the commitment, passion and talent of the girls who took part whether on stage, in the band or as part of the brilliantly efficient and professional back stage and technical crew.

 “It was without a doubt the best school production I have ever been to see……and I have been utterly blown away by this.”

 “Each and every girl sang so beautifully and with such emotion in it.  Truly brilliant.”

 “It was absolutely superb – and what an amazing store of talent the school has to choose from!”

“It was a total triumph to achieve such an innovative and convincing interpretation with an all-female cast. “

“I was blown away by how good it was – every girl was strong, from the main characters to all the smaller parts. The depth of emotion and intensity shown on stage was incredible, as was the cast’s ability to sustain that throughout the performance.”

“It was a monumental undertaking, creating a staggeringly brilliant show, leaving no stone unturned, the memories of which I know will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

Just a few of the comments from audience members who enjoyed the show.

The Band were phenomenal, underscoring the action with sensitivity and professionalism for what amounts to a 2 and a half hour score. There was, unsurprisingly, an abundance of admiration and appreciation for their talent and resilience in sustaining such a high standard of musicality throughout.

The girls on stage performed with authenticity and commitment drawing the audience into their divided and revolutionary world. Every member of the company brought focus and belief to their role and we could not be prouder of them.

Well done Prior’s Field for another smash hit! We wait in eager anticipation for the release of the DVD in the New Year! If you would like to order a copy of the production on DVD you can download the order form here, once complete the form should be sent direct to CLproductions.

*to view the highlight reel in HD change the settings on the video tool bar to 1080p HD

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The stage lit up with electric Eighties performances on Thursday evening with our student led Cabaret which one reviewer described as “ comedy and song, along with a dash of theatre, all mixed up into a delicious cocktail of 1980s pizzaz “ From vibrant renditions of such classics as ‘Every breath you take’ and ‘Footloose’ to light-hearted sketches paying homage to comedians such as Billy Connolly and Victoria Wood, extracts from theatre works Top Girls and Once we are Mothers and a pop-tastic pub quiz.