Radio 1 for former pupil Zola

May 19th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music | News - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to former pupil Zola Courtney who can be heard every day this week on BBC Radio 1 ???

Radio 1 have chosen Zola’s song Nothing To Lose as their BBC Introducing track of the week!



Mary Poppins 2020

March 11th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | Music - (0 Comments)
We are in full production mode for the Senior School Musical of Mary Poppins! The Year 9 students have been working hard painting sets which look fantastic!
Tickets are still available for Mary Poppins and can be booked by the link below ☂️

We are delighted to celebrate our wonderful competitors who all took part in the Wadebridge Festival of Music and Speech last week. Each year, competitors are invited to compete in a friendly environment against other students from around the local area. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to perform in another venue but also to receive such helpful feedback from prestigious adjudicators. As you can see, our St Joseph’s students did very well indeed. We are very much looking forward to putting more students forward for classes in this Festival in 2021. Watch this space, and well done for everyone who took part. Missing from the group photo, Rosy, Phoebe, Sophie, Eliza-Jayne and Ruby.

Inter House Music

February 26th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music - (0 Comments)

On Friday 14th February, the whole of the Senior School came together in an afternoon celebration of Music in our annual Inter-House Music Competition. Each house was asked to prepare a small ensemble performance, a large ensemble performance and a programme with details of the pieces and performers. Trerice “kicked off” the competition with a beautiful performance of an Adele piece featuring Canzonetta singers Issy, Rosennwynn and Phoebe. This was followed by a large ensemble performance which was a medley of “love songs” which ended with a performance of a song from Grease, featuring Max and Kitty. The next House to compete was Cotehele, who performed a myriad of 80s and 90s pop songs.They started with a soulful arrangement of Waterfalls, followed by a song mash which ended with “Everybody” by the Backstreet Boys which featured some impressive dance routines from all students involved! Lanhydrock were the next team to take to the stage. They started with a rock classic, “Hotel California”, which featured guitarist Ben and drummer Rafferty. Their enjoyable large ensemble performance was a version of “Mr Blue Sky” which featured a saxophone solo by Thomas. Pencarrow were the last to take to the stage, with a gorgeous performance of a Les Miserables piece by Chloe and Pippi. Their large scale ensemble piece “I’ll Be There for You” (the Friends’ theme tune) was really well performed with a dance routine to enhance the show. The adjudicators (Rosemary O’Brien and David Richey) discussed the different elements of each performance before coming to a final conclusion. Praised for their musicianship, Pencarrow were crowned winners of the Inter-House Music Competition 2020. Until next year!

Former pupil Zola Courtney has released her debut single ‘Nothing to lose’ ! A song about self-acceptance and “being honest about who you are”.
Congratulations Zola Courtney we are all so very proud of you and this fantastic single!
Zola joined St Joseph’s at age 3 and when leaving at the end of Year 11 secured a place on the Music Performance Course at The Brit School in London. Over the past two years Zola has been spending time writing and performing in London and LA working with a number of different producers and songwriters.
You can watch the full music video below. We look forward to hearing more music from Zola when she releases her first EP!