The Godolphin School has three wonderful choirs. The Godolphin Voices, the Godolphin Vocal Ensemble and the Godolphin Choir.
It is one of the highlights of life at Godolphin that all First and Second Years are given the chance to sing in a choir directed by our choir leader with a national reputation. Mrs Sparkhall has directed the Godolphin Voices for several years now and all of our current First and Second Year girls are involved in it. They sing a wide range of music both popular and serious will produce a wonderful sound.
The Godolphin Vocal Ensemble
Barnardo’s Choir of the Year; BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year. Select this link for recording.
Godolphin Vocal Ensemble is an award-winning, girls-only choir of 24 auditioned students drawn from the Third Year to the Upper Sixth. They have appeared on the BBC Songs of Praise competition in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018, receiving the runners-up trophy in 2012. They were Wiltshire Life Creative Arts Practitioner of the Year 2014 and Barnardo’s Choir of the Year 2011 and 2015. They have given premiere performances of several pieces including ‘We seykn here rest’ by Judith Weir. Vocal Ensemble has performed at the Royal Albert Hall; Royal Festival Hall; Barbican Hall; St John’s Smith Square; St Paul’s Covent Garden; Westminster, St Paul’s, Winchester, Southwark, and Salisbury Cathedrals, and venues including the Anvil Basingstoke; Sheffield City Hall; Albert Hall Nottingham and the Lowry Theatre at BBC Media City in Salford.
Any girl from a Third Year to an Upper Sixth can audition for the Vocal Ensemble.
If you would like to join please email Mrs Sparkhall.
Many girls at Godolphin enjoy singing but dislike the idea of auditioning. This is why anyone in Third Year to Upper Sixth has the opportunity to come to Godolphin Choir and there is no audition required! The Choir sing in the Carol Service and all of our main concerts performing a wide range of music in many different styles.