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!
Every year, we are blown away with the level of entries to the Inter House Art competition, and this year the standard was as breath taking as ever. The walls of the Art department and beyond were adorned with staggeringly imaginative and clever photographs, paintings and textile creations, congratulations to all those girls who entered. We were so pleased to welcome back as Judges Holly Simpson, currently mid internship for Alexander McQueen, and Daisy Cox, studying BA fine art and History of art at Oxford Brookes. Fellow Judges included : local Ceramicist Paul Kirnig, and Art Educator and NSEAD representative Maria Keki.
The fantastic winners are :
Lower School : Second Former Annie
Upper School : Fifth Former Emma Ke
Sixth Form : Upper Sixth Former Jinyan
Lower School : First Former Louise
Upper School : Fifth Former Heidi
Sixth Former : Upper Sixth Former Holly Ha
Lower School : Third Former Ella W
Upper School : Fifth Former Eden and Fourth Former Edith
Sixth Former : Upper Sixth Former Julia
The Richard Kent Prize was awarded to Sixth Former Katie and the Art Department Prize to Sixth Former Erin.
Winners of the School Community Prize – as voted by pupils and staff – were :
Lower School : Third Former Liliya
Upper School : Fifth Former Saffron
Sixth Former : Upper Sixth Former Jinyan
The rescheduled and ever popular Rock and Pop evening took place on Monday when thirteen Acts took to the stage to perform a mixture of classic and contemporary rock and pop songs that had the audience clapping and singing along. A delicious curry with all the trimmings was served to guests, who were also treated to an incredibly talented and entertaining line-up, climaxing with phone lights in the air for ‘Don’t look back in anger’ by Oasis, thanks to Eleanor, Flora, Chloe, Bethan and Anja. One Parent reported ‘The spread of food and accompaniments was delicious, served by such enthusiastic girls, the engaging conversation between tables, with new friendships having been formed, AND most importantly the music itself, enjoyed not only by parents, but by girls not necessarily involved, but who wanted to support their friends. If only we could be part of it again this evening….!’