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!
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.
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 email@example.com to be sent an application form (tickets £27 adult, £20 sibling).
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.
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.
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
Drama students began the week by performing at Waverley Abbey Junior School, to Year 6 students who have been studying Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Several of the Year 6 pupils had seen Prior’s Field girls in action last week at G Live, when 33 of our First to Fourth Formers delivered a simply spine-tingling performance from ‘The Scottish Play’, as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Such was the quality of the experience, to quote Mrs Kirnig, ‘It was hard to believe you were watching school children on stage’. From the cloying evil of the Three Witches in billowing, black cloaks, to the tension of the precarious relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and Macduff’s terrible grief at the deaths of his family, the performances were mature and captivating. Girls sang and mimed, and innovative staging and costume enabled cast members in effect to morph from trees and castle walls to a cauldron.
Later in the week, staff and students tip-toed past the Drama Studio, as 19 girls performed before a RADA assessor, most for their Bronze Award.