Rave Reviews For Composer Gabby

Thursday 7th July 2016

On Friday 1 July, a piece of music, written by U6 student Gabrielle Woodward, premiered at a special 100th year anniversary concert commemorating The Battle of Jutland and The Battle of the Somme in London.

Gabby, who attended the concert with her family, shares with us some fantastic reviews following the concert including reviews from Mr Mike Batt, the composer of “The Wombles” and the Conductor/Director of Dockland Sinfonia, Spencer Down.

“Mike Batt tweeted me (Gabby) about the event and I have been told that it moved so many audience members that the orchestra is perhaps looking to perform the piece again and also is interested in premiering any other orchestral piece I write in the future.”

“On behalf of the whole orchestra, I wanted to say how much we all enjoyed performing your wonderful piece. Many of the players and audience commented that the piece really touched them. We had a lot of people moved to tears by the music. Many said how utterly amazed they were that you could compose such a beautiful piece at such a young age. Thank you!” From the Conductor/Director of Dockland Sinfonia, Spencer Down.

13590480_1706223482964193_722585275339130145_n

 

U6 Leaver Gabby, who was awarded the Founders Cup for exceptional work in Music at the school’s annual Speech Day and Prize Giving the following day, summed up the evening in her own words:

“Such a memorable evening last night, hearing my new work ‘Jutland, Lest We Forget’ performed by the Dockland Sinfonia Orchestra and introduced by Lord Admiral Lord West. I am completely overwhelmed by the audiences’ feedback, with some of my family and friends in tears. One of my favourite comments on my piece was from a small girl who told me she thought my piece was effective in creating the battle scene because “it was as if the boat was at the back of the concert hall”. I am feeling incredibly honoured to have been involved in such a moving event.”

Gabby-230x280

Gabby’s work at the concert also features in an article written by the BBC Music Magazine – click here to read the article

 

 

 

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

15 June 2018

A round up of all the latest sports news in the week.
 

Recent News

Opening of The Scott Music Centre

13 June 2018

Saturday 9 June was a day of celebration at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham as ‘The Scott Music Centre’ was officially unveiled.
 

Recent News

Celebrate Dance 2018

12 June 2018

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June, the Dance Department showcased their Celebrate Dance 2018 show, which featured girls from Lower Four up to Upper Sixth, who performed a wide variety of dance styles.
 

Recent News

National Schools Regatta

07 June 2018

On Sunday 27 May QABC took 4 of our senior members to compete in the Junior Women’s quad at National Schools Regatta.
 

Recent News

L4 Inca Bridge Building Challenge

05 June 2018

Last week L4A continued to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Inca Empire by building their very own Inca-style rope bridge.
 

Recent News

Interhouse Gym, Dance & Trampolining Competition

30 May 2018

On Friday 18 May Queen Anne’s hosted its annual inter-house Gym, Dance and Trampolining competition!
 

Recent News

U6 Leave in style with QASFest

29 May 2018

On Friday we said goodbye, and good luck, to our U6 leavers, who celebrated their last day by transforming the school into QASFest!
 

Recent News

GCSE & A Level trip to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream

24 May 2018

The GCSE and A Level Drama classes went to the  Watermill Theatre, on Tuesday 22 May, to see the Watermill production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
 

Recent News

Queen Anne’s girls take part in charity Colour Run

23 May 2018

Success, joy and elation for 3 Queen Anne's girls as they take part in the, Windsor Colour Run, raising money for charity Clear Sky.
 

Recent News

DofE bronze award success

22 May 2018

50 Queen Anne’s girls once again displayed their resilience, team work and individual skills over two very tough Bronze Award DofE expeditions.
 

Next Event

BrainCanDo symposium: Sleep and the Teenage Brain

21 June 2018

BrainCanDo is pleased to be able to welcome two sleep experts, Dr Nicola Barclay from the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (Oxford University) and Dr Fran Knight from the Institute of Education (UCL)