29th January 2015
Over 200 pupils were treated to a gospel workshop on Friday 29th January, making fabulous three-part harmony under the direction of renowned gospel leader Karen Gibson. With songs both moving and uplifting, the workshop was a special experience for all involved. We look forward to singing more gospel in the near future! Watch the workshop in action HERE
Monday 8th February saw the start of our Year 8 and 9 Band Project. Professional musicians Mr Nazam and Mr Wray spent the day mentoring no fewer than 12 student bands to help them work on a song of their choice. Watch some students rehearsing HERE. The groups are now busy practising in their own time, and will meet again in March for a second mentoring session before a number are chosen to record their song at Camden Roundhouse. Many thanks to FOSRR for making the project possible! Download more information about the project.
Girls in STEM event at the Royal Institution
28th January 2016
House Cup and Community Shield
29th January 2016
Report by Jacqueline Pickard de Hegarty
Tonight at the Quiz Night, FoSRR presented the House Cup to be presented each year to the house with the most merits and the Community Shield to be presented to the individual or group who extol the values of the FoSRR community.
Ms Firman is the first ever winner of the Community Shield for her work setting up the Staff, Governors and Parent Choir as well as all the work she does encouraging our children to explore and love music. Both trophies were made for us by Thomas Lyte the same company who make the Webb Ellis Cup, the FA Cup & Ryder Cup because our children deserve the best.
Governor at Chapel of St Richard Reynolds in Rome
21st January 2015
St Richard Reynolds governor, Monsignor William Saunders was in Rome this week to attend a Jubilee for Pilgrimage Directors and Rectors of Sanctuaries. After an address by the Holy Father, Mgr Bill had to opportunity of speaking personally to Pope Francis. He also visited the English College and the Mother House of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour (The Bridgettines) just around the corner in Piazza Farnese where he prayed for our College in the Chapel of St Richard Reynolds. There is a fine painting of our Patron saint in the chapel. St Richard Reynolds was a Canon Confessor of the order.
It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas
15th December 2015
The annual St Richard Reynolds Christmas Concert drew a record audience of parents and friends at the Chapel of St Mary’s University who were treated to an exceptional and varied programme of quality musical entertainment performed by our high school pupils. The evening included choral and instrumental works both secular and sacred from classical to rock, from jazz to folk. The popular parents and friends choir added their voices to the occasion and The Barnes Concert Band brought their magnificent brass and woodwind sound to add to a wonderful and memorable evening which concluded with a blessing by our parish priest, Father Ulick Loring. Huge thanks must go to Director of Music, Miss Firman, and music teacher, Miss Williams, and all those who helped to plan and prepare the event and, of course, to our talented pupils who rehearsed tirelessly to help make the evening a success. Thanks are also due to the Chancellor of the University, Francis Campbell, for allowing the concert to take place in the chapel.