Choir Performs for Conference
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
The Girls’ Division Middle School Choir travelled to Bristol to sing at the GSA (Girls’ School Association) Conference 2019, an annual conference for headteachers of leading girls’ schools. They performed ‘Panis Angelicus’ in the beautiful acoustics of St Mary Redcliffe Church, accompanied on the organ by Year 11 pupil Marie Poon. They then moved on to entertain the delegates at the Gala Dinner in the evening. The girls sang a moving rendition of the grace ‘Be Still My Soul’ to all the headteachers of the GSA. Afterwards they performed some upbeat numbers such as ‘Roar’ and ‘This Is Me’ to finish.
Girls’ Division music teacher Mrs Wade said, “It was a wonderful experience for all the girls and staff involved to sing in such a beautiful acoustic setting as St Mary Redcliffe Church. It was very exciting to entertain all those headteachers! The girls were an absolute credit to the school, I am so proud of their achievements.”
The Choir was widely praised on social media for their performances.
The GSA Conference was launched by Girls’ Division Headmistress Sue Hincks, who is also the organisation’s President for 2019. In her President’s Address she covered a wide range of topics, including the importance of teaching students the critical thinking and deliberation skills needed to navigate a world in which quick answers are available via Google and how social media can potentially be used to manipulate public opinion. Boys’ Division Headmaster Philip Britton was also commended for a witty after-dinner speech at the Conference.
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