Music lies at the heart of Godolphin

Posted: 13th April 2016

Music plays a major role in life at Godolphin and the school gives musicians a range of opportunities to make the most of their talents, together with countless chances to perform. 2015 was a busy and vibrant year. The Vocal Ensemble won the Barnardo’s National Choral Competition, which took place at the Festival Hall in March 2015. Stiff competition from prestigious schools made victory all the more rewarding and the choir was delighted to be singled out as the best senior school choir in the country. As part of their prize, the choir was privileged to perform at the Barnardo’s Young Supporters’ Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The proceeds from this event helped to raise money to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK. The Vocal Ensemble were also in the finals of the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year Competition. These tremendous achievements can be attributed to Olivia Sparkhall (conductor) and Chris Guild (accompanist) as well as the unfailing enthusiasm of the Godolphin girls themselves. In April 2016, the girls will join forces with Harrow School for a performance of Carmina Burana in Winchester Cathedral. Robin Highcock, Director of Music at Godolphin, says: ‘Each new year it is our delight to welcome into the school talented and committed musicians who are able to make music in a near infinite variety of musical activities. Whether the girls are beginners or have a string of grade eights, the musical life of Godolphin offers girls the chance to use their abilities to the full and understand the part that music plays in life.’

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