U6 Musicians Raise Over £1,000 For Children In Need

Friday 13th November 2015

During the morning of Friday 13 November, to acknowledge the importance of Children in Need, Queen Anne’s Upper Sixth A Level musicians embarked upon a marathon lesson on Bach chorale writing. The lesson started at 07.00hrs (sharp) and work was completed at 11.35hrs. This equates to 6 ½ lessons – there are 9 lessons within the working day!

Participating pupils, Gabby Woodward, Laura Burnett, Emily Heath and Ellie Lyon, demonstrated exceptional musicianship, resilience, tenacity and academic competition at the highest level.

In this wonderful academic discipline of writing chorales in the style of Bach – Gabby raced through an 18 bar example in the key of F# minor and consequently moved onto another exercise and revelled in 7-6 suspensions and directional bass lines; there was no stopping Emily with her control of the strong voice leading gesture: Ia – VIIb – Ib; Laura completed a chorale in the challenging key of F minor with modulations to Ab and Db major and Ellie had a ‘sub zero’ moment for our Bach Chorale Cool Wall in the music department, by converting II7b in a minor key into a diminished 7th chord demonstrating a fine understanding of harmonic dissonance.

The morning was academic, but also great fun. As of today (Monday) £1064.00 has now been raised for Children in Need and one member of the group suggested this music timetable for the rest of the academic year!

 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

20 September 2017

A round up of the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 11 September.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Make It to Botswana!

18 September 2017

In the wind and rain on Friday 15 September, the pupils and staff (and dogs!) of Queen Anne's School completed their epic walk to Botswana!
 

Recent News

The L6 Get Stuck In with the Army Outreach Team

14 September 2017

On Friday 8 September, the L6 braved the damp conditions at Longmoor Camp in Hampshire where Queen Anne's were the first to experience a bespoke day organised by the Army Outreach Team.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne’s Head Girls attend Tatler School Awards

13 September 2017

Monday 11 September saw Queen Anne's two Head Girls attend their first outing of the year representing Queen Anne’s School at Tatler’s 14th annual Schools Awards 2017.
 

Recent News

Bella Competes for England at the Lacrosse Festival

07 September 2017

Over the summer holidays, Sixth Form student and Sports Captain Bella competed for the England U19 A Lacrosse team in the Lacrosse festival held in conjunction with the Lacrosse World Cup at Surrey Sports Park.
 

Recent News

The Queen Anne's Summer Sport Round Up

07 September 2017

A round up of all the summer sports news from Queen Anne's including an Alumnae achievement and our sports awards guest.
 

Recent News

GCSE Success for Queen Anne's Girls

24 August 2017

Queen Anne’s School is delighted to announce another year of outstanding GCSE results with 55% of pupils achieving A*/A grades.
 

Recent News

Outstanding A Level Success for Queen Anne’s Girls

17 August 2017

Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, is delighted to report another set of excellent A Level results for 2017 that the girls can be very proud of with 66% of all grades at A*, A or B.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne's girls going for Gold!

03 August 2017

31 intrepid Sixth Formers boarded a coach at 6am on the first day of their holidays and headed north to the beautiful mountains and tarns of the Lake District in Cumbria to take part in their DofE Qualifying and Practice Expeditions
 

Recent News

Silver Qualifying Group Reduces Duke of Edinburgh's Assessor to Tears

26 July 2017

One of our DofE Silver groups actually reduced a Sam Sykes Ltd professional outdoor instructor to tears on their qualifying expedition in the Yorkshire Dales with their courage and determination.
 

Next Event

Joep Franssens UK Premiere at Queen Anne's

03 October 2017

On Tuesday 3 October at 7.30pm, Queen Anne's School will be hosting the UK premiere of Joep Franssens 'Gift of Song' - a work for two pianos: one pre-recorded and one live.