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!

Senior Private Pupil Concert

June 21st, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Music - (0 Comments)

On Thursday 20th June we held our annual Senior Private Pupil Concert in the School Hall. There were 32 musical items for the lovely audience to enjoy and we were chuffed to see performers from Year 7 right up to Year 11 getting involved. Well done everybody, it was a fantastic evening 🎼

Yesterday we hosted the ninth “Young Musician of the Year” competition in our School Hall. We were delighted to have David Robinson back to St Joseph’s to be our adjudicator for the morning, and he gave some fantastic feedback to all of our performers.
After a very mature performance of “Panis Angelicus” (Franck) and a dramatic performance of “Giants In The Sky” (Sondheim), Ben Hodgson was the overall winner. We look forward to Ben being the recipient of the Bethany Hulme-Teague Cup as the official winner of this competition at Senior Prize Giving next week. Congratulations Ben!
Well done to everyone who performed; it truly was an enjoyable morning of musicality.🎼

Music For A Summer Evening

May 13th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | Music | News - (0 Comments)

On Thursday 9th May our Senior School musicians took part in our “Music for a Summer Evening” concert. The Girls’ Chamber Choir began the evening with a performance of a piece called “Alleluia” in Ghanaian. The Wind Band and the Boys’ Choir both performed two new pieces that they had studied this term. Some soloists had been asked to perform some pieces to punctuate the evening, and they did especially well. The Canzonetta Choir concluded the evening with a performance of “Shake It Out” which was a choral arrangement of the popular song by Florence and the Machine. A huge well done to our outstanding musicians. Over £200 was raised on the evening for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Les Miserables Concert Suite

April 30th, 2019 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Music - (0 Comments)

Congratulations to Year 7 pupil Ben who will be singing the role of Gavroche with 11 other soloists from across the South West, accompanied by a 50 piece orchestra on Saturday 18th May at Plymouth Guildhall. Tickets are now available if you would like to see what is sure to be a wonderful performance. Visit for further information.