St Bride's: Music - Music Scholars of King Edward's School, Witley

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Music Scholars of King Edward's School, Witley

Tuesday, 25 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Music Scholars of King Edward's School, Witley

J S Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G bwv 860 (Richie Zhang - piano)

E Elgar: Idylle op. 4 no. 1 (Dana Cha - violin)

J Pernambuco: Sons de Carilhões - El noy de la mare Llobet (Adam Smillie - guitar)

G Handel: Gavotte (Harry Naylor - bassoon)

J S Bach: Suite 1 bwv 1007 - Prelude (Richie Zhang - cello)

trad. Russian: Black eyes

P Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo (Anna Gaszka - violin)

C Debussy: Préludes - Voiles (Jozef Gaszka - piano)

J Clarke: Prince of Denmark's March (Kai-Meshach Walcot - trumpet)

J S Bach: Concerto for two violins bwv 1043 - Vivace (Anna Gaszka and Robin Su - violins)

S Lamb: Saturday's Child (Aidan Agar - trumpet)

M Dupré: Prelude and Fugue in G minor op. 7 (Jozef Gaszka - organ)

The history and long experience of co-education at King Edward's School, Witley reflects what parents and pupils seek. Founded in 1553, the school has a unique place in the story of British education. Christian vision, a Tudor palace and a boy King (Edward VI) each feature in the creation of our distinctive school. The vision came from Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, who convinced Edward VI to grant his Palace at Bridewell, on the banks of the Thames, to the Lord Mayor of London, so creating our parent foundation, Bridewell Royal Hospital, as a place for the training and education of poor children in 1553. We moved to the 100-acre Witley site in 1867. This original co-educational vision continues today, with King Edward's one of the most long-standing co-educational schools in the country. Tradition is greatly valued and close links with the City remain through the Court of Governors. The Lord Mayor attends our annual Service of Thanksgiving at St. Bride's Church and Admissions Day, while pupils participate in a range of events and activities associated with the City of London, perpetuating the links of our historical roots.

Our unique heritage and place among British co-educational independent schools means we can aim to provide the best preparation for adult life to a wider range of people than almost any other institution. A good education is a foundation for life. At King Edward's this means an exciting and challenging curriculum, a broad range of sporting, artistic, social and cultural opportunities and an environment which is specifically created to instigate the values of independent learning, responsibility for others and the enjoyment of challenge.

Traditional values, beautiful surroundings, excellent facilities and wide ranging academic, cultural and sporting opportunities are all important, but what matters most is the quality of relationships which exist in a happy, secure and caring community, where staff are dedicated to bringing out the very best in those for whom they are responsible, whatever their background or ability. In other words, an education - in the true, broadest sense of the word - that gives pupils the academic qualifications to enable choice later in life, together with a set of skills, attributes and interests that will sustain them in the future.

The Music Department of King Edward's School is based in a purpose-built Music School, built in 1960 thanks to the generosity of the Countess of Munster. Comprising two full-time staff, two graduate assistants, a music administrator and fifteen specialist visiting music teachers, the Department is ambitious in its expectations of students, aiming to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to thrive musically by making music accessible to all pupils of all abilities, backgrounds and experience. There is an extensive co-curricular programme of concerts, masterclasses, workshops and trips with some twenty ensembles rehearsing each week.

The Music Department of King Edward's School, Witley is based in a purpose-built Music School, built in 1960 thanks to the generosity of the Countess of Munster. Comprising two full-time staff, two graduate assistants, a music administrator and fifteen specialist visiting music teachers, the Department is ambitious in its expectations of students, aiming to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to thrive musically by making music accessible to all pupils of all abilities, backgrounds and experience. There is an extensive co-curricular programme of concerts, masterclasses, workshops and trips with some twenty ensembles rehearsing each week. Strong links are maintained with the City of London and musicians perform regularly at City events.