We warmly welcome you to the Gaudy 2020 web page, where you can find all the events from our end of year virtual music and arts festival. You can enjoy each by clicking on the play arrow, making sure you fully expand the player box, to watch each film in its full glory.
The main event! Take a seat, relax, and sit back to enjoy this special Virtual Gaudy. We promise speeches by the Chair of Governors, the Warden and the Heads of School, along with prize-giving, dance and choral performances, as well as a pupil-made tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, and a video review of the year. Do not miss this celebratory end to the term!
The formal proceedings of Gaudy begin with our end of term service, including a Chapel Choir anthem, Jerusalem, the School Song sung by the whole community and Widor Toccata.
The Leavers’ Platform
A chance to celebrate our leavers as they perform a selection of music solos and duets, and drama monologues, culminating in an unforgettable performance of Bohemian Rhapsody… we will miss them.
The Dance Showcase
This year’s Dance Show features a glorious combination of many performers in their own homes, coming together via the power of video montage. It has to be seen to be believed! Look out for a special routine by Teddies Dance teachers.
Drama and LAMDA
Monologues and set pieces from plays and texts feature in this showcase. They come from both the Drama Department and from those working towards LAMDA examinations.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
An entirely pupil – led version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with a cast of 20 working remotely. Produced by Tiggy Jones and Nia Willis. The cast list is available here.
The Warden’s Project
This Fourth Form challenge asks pupils to take on a new skill or area of knowledge and to push themselves as far as they possibly can – the subject can be almost anything. The finalists in this film have been selected by visiting judges, and the winner will be announced at the end of this week.
Friday at Five – The 8th edition
A special extended Gaudy edition of Friday at Five, featuring pupils’ musical offerings.