Seaford choristers head to Voice in a Million

Music Block entrance fisheye viewOn Wednesday 8th March, Seaford College will take forty of their junior choristers to the SSE Arena, Wembley Continue reading

Seaford singers set to make professional debut

Singing 2 FinalTo make your professional debut in any walk of life is always a special moment but to do it while you are still at school Continue reading

This is how we rock at Seafordstock!

Seaford College Seafordstock 2016 5 webSeafordstock, which took place on Wednesday night is Seaford’s annual Rock & Pop concert where students get to showcase their talents.  Similar to Glastonbury 2016 the concert suffered from terrential rain and high winds, so for the first time in Seafordstock history the concert moved from the terraces behind Mansion to the Assembly Hall.  The new location proved to be an excellent venue for a ‘eurphoric’ evening of rock and pop music.

The audience was treated to a range of different songs and styles, featuring everything from The White Stripe’s Seven Nation Army, expertly sung by Year 9 band v8s, to the moving tribute to Prince sung by Issy Johnstone who appropriately sang Purple Rain.     Seaford College Seafordstock 2016 3 web

 

 

 

 

Seaford’s Headmaster John Green led by example with his rendition of John Denver’s Take me Home Country Roads.  John is inspiring students to do their personal bests.

Sara Reynolds, who organised the event, said: “Seafordstock is getting better and better each year, it’s growing and growing. All the students performed so well, they are my rock stars, and I am looking forward to doing it all again next year.”

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A big thank you to Peter Viccari (from Viccari Wheel Ltd http://www.viccariwheele.co.uk) for the professional videos.

Seaford College Prep School stages rousing performance of musical Annie

Seaford College Prep School musical Annie 5Seaford College Prep School musical Annie 1Seaford College Prep School musical Annie 7Seaford College Prep School musical Annie 9Seaford College Prep School musical Annie 10Seaford College Prep School musical Annie 11In May, Seaford College Prep School gave a rousing performance of Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. For two nights the College assembly hall resounded with the show’s hit songs, such as Tomorrow, It’s the Hard Knock Life and You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile. The young cast did a great job of bringing to life this heartwarming story of orphan Annie and her eventual adoption by ‘Daddy’ Warbucks, based on the 1930s American cartoon strip by Harold Gray.

Charlotte Cragg was outstanding in the title role, finding just the right balance of pathos and humour as well as beautifully performing some of the show’s most famous songs. The other orphans were played by Lauren Goldsmith, Ellie Clarke, Nia Burkinshaw, Amy Styles, Saskia Hodder and Erin Harte, all of whom really brought the stage to life with their song and dance numbers.

Sam Brown made his debut Seaford performance as Oliver Warbucks, the busy industrialist who opens his home and heart to little orphan Annie. For such a young performer he captured the role with great sensitivity, creating some lovely poignant moments in his duets with Charlotte.

The dastardly Rooster Hannigan and Lily St Regis were played to great effect by Nick Easton and Tilly Woodford, with Lottie Hubbard excelling as the more saintly Grace Farrell. The gloriously wicked Miss Hannigan was given a most accomplished performance by Cameron Cragg, who fully exploited the comedic potential of the role throughout the show.

These were all supported by an excellent ensemble cast including Henry Grantham-Smith, Lee Soar, Adam Horstman, Archie Fletcher, Jonny Green, Lewis Reeks, Charlotte Cassar, Helena Mitchinson, Maddie Chandler, Imi Guimaraens, Ned Price, Joe Harrison, Patch Joynson, Rafe Nisbet, Elliot Emslie, Lucy Jackson and Rubee Bracewell; and stage-hands Harry McMorran, Archie Sleeman, Christian Gillingham, Harry Thompson and Eddie Cooper.

Director Dr Jane Askew said: “The show was a lot of fun to work on. The children were very committed to learning their songs and their lines, and seemed to really enjoy learning the dance routines with me as well. We had lots of warm and congratulatory feedback from the audiences, so the cast can be very proud of their achievements.”

Seaford College holds annual choir dinner

Seaford College choir annual dinner - Beci Eden and Robbie StewardThe Seaford College annual choir dinner brings Junior, Senior and Chapel Choirs together for a celebration of all their hard work throughout the year. This year we returned to a black-tie dress code and enjoyed a magnificent dinner in Mansion with more than 60 students from the Prep and Senior schools.

Each table composed a song during dinner and awards for head choristers were handed out, after which Beci Eden made a heartfelt speech and Robbie Steward and Ellie Baker gave the toast. Endeavour awards for hard work were given to Sam Hall, Jaime Pardey, Freddie Hall and Madeline Chandler.

Senior choristers then enjoyed hours of fun with a karaoke session in the recital room.

Save the date – Seafordstock 2016 music festival on 29 June

Seaford College Seafordstock 2016 music festival posterSave the date! The Seafordstock 2016 music festival will be held on Wednesday 29 June from 6.30pm-10pm on the terraces behind Mansion. Admission is free and attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic and refreshments. Gates will open at 6pm.

Tickets on sale for Seaford College Jazz Night

Seaford College Jazz Night 2016 posterOne of the most exciting musical events in the Seaford College calendar will be staged at the end of June.

The Jazz Night will take place on Friday 24 June at 7.30pm in the school’s dining room and will feature performances from the Seaford Jazz Band and other artists. The evening will also include a welcome cocktail (‘The Dizzy Gillespie’) and a dinner featuring a course of cheese and port. Tickets are £25/£20 and are available from bookings@seaford.org

Seaford College Prep School presents a production of the musical Annie

Seaford College Prep School performance of Annie poster (2016)This year Seaford College Prep School is proud to present as its annual production the musical Annie. This will take place in the College’s main Assembly Hall on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May at 7pm. Pre-show refreshments will be available in the Hollington Centre from 6.30pm.

Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The songs Tomorrow, It’s the Hard Knock Life and You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile are among its most popular musical numbers.

We always have a fantastic audience for the Prep School shows, and again look forward to welcoming parents, grandparents, friends and teachers for what will be a great evening of entertainment.

Seaford College Jazz Night + Seafordstock 2016 dates announced

Seaford College combined Jazz Night + Seafordstock 2016 posterSave the dates! Two of the most exciting musical events in the Seaford College calendar will take place at the end of June.

The Jazz Night will take place on Friday 24 June at 7.30pm in the school’s dining room and will feature performances from the Seaford Jazz Band and other artists. The evening will also include a welcome cocktail (‘The Dizzy Gillespie’) and a dinner featuring a course of cheese and port. Tickets are £25/£20 and are available from bookings@seaford.org

The following week, the Seafordstock 2016 music festival will be staged on Wednesday 29 June from 6.30pm-10pm on the terraces behind Mansion. Admission is free and attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic and refreshments. Gates will open at 6pm.

Seaford College stages triumphant Broadway extravaganza

Seaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - CabaretSeaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - Oliver!Seaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - Phantom Of The OperaSeaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - The MikadoSeaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - The Pirates Of PenzanceSeaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - The Sound Of MusicSeaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - CompereSeaford College Broadway Buffet musicals show - BandSeaford College audiences were treated to an outstanding evening of musical entertainment by senior students last weekend. The Broadway Buffet offered a selection of highlights from some of the most popular musicals of all time, including Cabaret, Oliver!, The Phantom of the Opera and The Blues Brothers, as well as medleys of works by Gilbert & Sullivan and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Following a string of highly successful musical productions over the past few years, this evening was intended as an opportunity for students to showcase their talents across a range of musical genres. The singing ensemble, largely comprised of members of the Chapel Choir, was led by Director of Voice Sara Reynolds, and the accompanying band by Head of Music Jeremy Weaver. A supper was served by our excellent catering department, with courses corresponding to each musical section.

First on the menu were three songs from the hit Broadway show Cabaret. Adam Newman set the tone for an evening of fun and entertainment with his flamboyant performance as the MC, backed by the all-singing, all-dancing cabaret girls Alexandria White, Araminta Johannes, Andrea Aranda, Abbey Caveney and Anastasia Emile. Alexandria gave a powerful and compelling rendition of Maybe This Time, which was followed by the show’s iconic song Cabaret, with an upbeat and sassy performance by the girls. Next came songs from Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, with ensemble performances of Food Glorious Food and Who Will Buy? and Alfie Whitchurch’s lovely solo rendition of Where is Love?.

After this we were transported to the Paris Opéra Populaire of 1905 for five songs from The Phantom of the Opera. Beci Eden as Christine Daaé stunned the audience with her accomplished soprano voice, singing Think of Me and The Phantom of the Opera, with Robbie Steward as the Phantom. Next there was a change of cast, with Zach McArthur playing the Phantom for The Music of the Night, and Robbie returning as Raoul accompanied by Ellie Baker as Christine for the wonderfully romantic All I Ask of You and hauntingly beautiful Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again.

A feast of Gilbert & Sullivan came next, as girls from the Chapel Choir performed highlights from The Mikado, with beautifully evocative solos from Jaime Pardey, Nell Chadwick, Daisy Hanbury and Eva Glynne-Jones. Then suddenly the Assembly Hall doors burst open and we were beset by cutlass-wielding pirates led by Tom Holder as the Pirate King, and treated to a spirited presentation of highlights from The Pirates of Penzance. In a complete change of style and location, the evening then moved to Illinois for Seaford’s version of The Blues Brothers Band. Led by Mark Reynolds, the student band (Munroe Graham, Annabel Jeffries, George Limpus, Sebastian Limpus, Jonathan North, Danny Westcott) supported great solo vocal performances from Yolanda Gumpo, Robbie Steward, Tom Holder and Ross Donaldson.

The climax of the show brought us an energetic medley of Rodgers & Hammerstein hits, with Hannah Wardrop leading the ensemble onto the stage in a pastiche of the famous opening sequence from The Sound of Music and Yolanda Gumpo singing the closing number, a soulful version of You’ll Never Walk Alone. By popular demand, the ensemble provided us with a magnificent encore, Do You Hear the People Sing? from Schönberg & Boublil’s Les Miserables, which was met by a standing ovation from the audience on both evenings.

Dr Jane Askew, co-director of the show, said: “We are incredibly proud of all the students involved in the show. There were some very accomplished performances and the audience received a taste of the tremendous talent we have at Seaford College, as well as enjoying a great night out!”

Seaford College Chapel Choir to perform at St Giles Graffham on Sunday

Seaford College St Giles Graffham Passion Sunday PosterSeaford College Chapel Choir 2015Seaford College - Bishop of Horsham, the Right Reverend Mark SowerbyPassion Sunday on 13 March will see the Bishop of Horsham, the Right Reverend Mark Sowerby (pictured below), visiting St Giles Graffham for the 10.30am service, where he will be preaching and officiating. The Seaford College Chapel Choir and Head of Music Jeremy Weaver will be providing the music for this special service.

Afterwards there will be a charity ‘bring and share’ lunch in Graffham school hall. Donations will be split between the homeless charity Stonepillow and Graffham nursery.

Invitation to halow Christmas Gala Concert

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The Seaford College Choir

Join us for what promises to be another spectacular concert, the renowned Seaford College Choir will perform a range of classical and contemporary pieces with a special performance from halow’s music group.

 

A Christmas Gala Concert details:

Friday 4th December 2015
Holy Trinity Church, Guildford High Street

Reception from 6.30pm choir to start at 7.15pm
Tickets: Adults £10, Children £5
Price includes mulled wine and a mince pie

Tickets available from halow
Phone: 01483 447960 or hannah.a@halowproject.org.uk

Or Guildford Tourist Centre:
Phone: 01483 444334

Address: 155 High Street,
Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AJ Registered charity number: 1116773
All proceeds to the halow project supporting young people with a learning disability in Surrey.

Anja Blackwell from Midhurst Rother College is Singing with Seaford College Chapel Choir at Jonathan Antoine’s Concert in Eastbourne

web1Anja Blackwell (Year 12) from Midhurst Rother College is singing with Seaford College Chapel Choir at Jonathan Antoine’s concert on Friday 6th November at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne. Sara Reynolds, Head of Voice & Choirs at Seaford College invited Anja to join the Chapel Choir after hearing her sing. Anja said: “When my head teacher, Dr Vitagliano said that Sara had invited me to perform with the Seaford Chapel Choir and Jonathan Antoine I thought it was such an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. I have seen the choir perform and really admired the standard. When I was at Graffham and Dunction schools I came to Seaford for sports day and music workshops and have always loved it. When I heard Sara had invited me it was a real honour and a big surprise it is amazing to be asked”

Anja added: “This is my fourth rehearsal at Seaford and I have learnt so much. I was web4nervous at the first rehearsal but I have always thought that once you sing with a choir your nerves settle down. There is a nice friendly atmosphere here at Seaford and at my first rehearsal Beci Eden, the Head Chorister, made me feel really welcome. I’m really looking forward to performing Ave Maria and I Vow to Thee my Country.”

Sara Reynolds said: “I first heard Anja sing many years ago and most recently at her school concert in the Summer and was very impressed. I have always wanted to invite Anja to perform with us and when this opportunity came up with Jonathan I thought it would be a great concert for her to perform at. We have really enjoyed having Anja here at rehearsals and she is a wonderful addition to our Chapel Choir. The evening will be so exciting and web2we are all looking forward to performing with Jonathan.”

Dr Vitagliano said: “We at MRC are delighted that Anja is involved with the work of the Seaford College Chapel Choir. Anja is thrilled about the prospect and her parents are fully supportive of the proposal (as is Midhurst Rother College). We are deeply proud of Anja – she is one of our best students and we want her to access every opportunity she might have. It would be exciting to increase the collaboration between Midhurst and Seaford so this seems an ideal first step.”

Holly Graham, Seaford’s soloist at the Gary Barlow concert in 2014, has also been invited back to Seaford to join the Chapel Choir for the night with Jonathan having graduated from Seaford in the summer. Holly is currently preparing for her auditions for the Senior Conservatoires. Holly is at the Junior Royal Academy in London where Sara Reynolds is also Head of Voice.web3

Sara also taught Jonathan at the Junior Royal Academy from him being 15 years old. Jonathan enjoyed learning with Sara and when commenting on his forthcoming tour said he was: “very much looking forward to working with the choir and of course seeing the lovely Sara again.”

 

Follow the links to watch videos of Seaford College Chapel Choir rehearsing
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Jonathan rose to fame when he and former singing partner Charlotte Jaconelli came second in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, and signed a record deal with Simon Cowell followed by two hugely successful Top 5 albums.

Last October Jonathan released his debut solo album Tenore which took the top spot on the classical charts for three weeks.

Labelled the “Teenage Pavarotti” by the press Jonathan’s rise in popularity has included performances at the Apple ITunes festival with Placido Domingo & Vittorio Grigolo, sharing the stage with Joss Stone at London Poppy Day and taking part in the Autumn Proms and Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall for all six dates.

Jonathan said: “I am thrilled to be announcing my first solo tour. The venues I am playing are all quite intimate so it’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to really get close with my audience and hopefully entertain them.

“The last three years have been an absolute whirlwind since Britain’s Got Talent and I am continually grateful for all the fantastic support I have received and continue to do so from my wonderful fans.”

Tickets can be purchased from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk or http://www.royalhippodrome.com

Our Chapel Choir sing with Jonathan Antoine – Win a pair of tickets !

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We are giving away a pair of free tickets to Jonathan’s concert at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne on Friday 6th November 2015 and you will see from the poster above that jon’ has invited our chapel choir to sing with him on stage! The competition closes at 1pm on Wednesday 28th October 2015.

Jon’ sang with Seaford College choir at our Christmas carol concert at Chichester Cathedral in December 2013 and he became known before that as the TV tenor singing on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2012. After this appearance Simon Cowell the producer is rumoured to have offered Jon’ and his singing partner Charlotte a one million pound recording contract.

For details of entry to prize draw see http://www.seaford.org/?p=8084

Two Seaford Teams Wishing England Good Luck vs Wales

seaford rugby skillsSeaford College Choir and the 1st XV singing ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ to support England in the Rugby World Cup 2015. The video was put together with particular focus on England’s match versus Wales this Saturday as the Welsh do like a sing-song and we are all fond of competitive spirits!

The video features Headmaster, John Green who played rugby for England U16s, U19s and U23s and captained England students for three years. He played professionally for the Saracens from 1992 – 1997. John Green coaches the rugby teams at Seaford College and is often seen in his suit and wellies being tackled by one of the players!

Ed Bowden who coaches the 1st XV alongside Antony Cook also features in the recording. Ed played professionally in Italy before joining Seaford in 2012. Ed also coaches for Harlequins academy and currently plays National League Rugby at Chichester RFC.

Sara Reynolds, Head of Voice and Choirs at Seaford and Head of Voice and Choirs at the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London conducted both teams.

 

Sun Shines on Stars of Seafordstock

Seafordstock 2015The evening could not have been more perfect for the highlight of Seaford’s musical calendar, Seafordstock, which took place on Wednesday night.

On the warmest day of the year, crowds gathered on the terraces behind Mansion for a joyful, and as one audience member termed it, ‘europhic’ evening of rock and pop music.

The audience was treated to a range of different songs and styles, featuring everything from Jonny Cash’s Fulsome Prison Blues, expertly sung by Sixth Former Keaton Smout, to the soaring David Guetta club anthem Titanium, sung by Isa Johnstone, which set spines tingling.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights included the Prep School Choir’s rendition of S Club 7’s hit Reach. There was great audience participation throughout the performance of The Lumineers’ Hey Ho, and Yolanda Gumpo impressed with her version of Beyonce’s Love on Top, this year’s winning House Music song. As Head of Voice and Choirs Sara Reynolds commented, Yolanda’s singing was even better than Beyonce’s herself.

 

 

 

A new venture for Seaford this year has been the Jazz Band, which has proved to be hugely successful. Fresh from their impressive performance at Langham Brewery, where owner Lesley Foulkes praised them for being ‘exceptional,’ they kicked off the evening in style with classics Feeling Good and Fever. Abbey Caveney was another of the evening star performers; singing George Ezra’s Budapest with haunting and soulful grace.

 

 

The evening contained a couple of surprises too. Several members of the teaching staff took to the stage in coordinating beige chinos, white shirts and sunglasses to form boyband ‘Take This.’ Their rendition of the Backstreet Boys classic I Want it That Way was performed with an abundance of flair and was an audience favourite.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening was the performance by Headmaster John Green, who had pledged to sing if £500 was raised for the forthcoming choir tour to Paris. In the end, enough funds were raised, so Mr Green was good to his word and sang Tom Jones’ Green Green Grass of Home. He proved to be a natural performer, and had the entire audience swaying together.

 

The finale of the evening was a dazzling rendition of Mark Ronson’s hit Uptown Funk. All the performers joined together, and had audience members dancing in front of the stage. It is was a fitting end to an amazing evening that truly showcased the enormous and varied talents of Seaford College’s Music Department.

 

Sara Reynolds, who organised the event, said: “Seafordstock is getting better and better each year, it’s growing and growing. All the students performed so well, they are my rock stars, and I am looking forward to doing it all again next year.”

Prep School Gives Dazzling Performance of ‘Joseph’

The Prep School performs 'Joseph'Seaford College Prep School gave a dazzling performance of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last week. Eighty students from Years 2 to 8 took part in the production, with Nick Easton taking the title role and Ben Clark as the Pharaoh.

The role of the Narrator was divided between five students including two of the cast’s youngest members, Charlotte Cragg and Lauren Goldsmith.

Head of the Prep School Sebastian Rees said that the show was “an example of what the Prep School does best, making education fun.”

Some of the cast members will also be performing at ‘Seafordstock,’ an outdoor rock concert taking place in the College grounds this evening, Wednesday 1st July at 6.30pm.Over 80 pupils from Seaford College Prep School performed

Head of Drama Dr Jane Askew said, “The performing arts are thriving at Seaford College, with events happening throughout the year. It is very exciting to see the younger students emerging with such talent.”

‘Unplugged’ Celebrates Seaford’s Musical Talent

Seaford UnpluggedLast week Seaford College’s Music Department staged ‘Unplugged,’ an evening of student solo and group musical performances.

Musicians and singers from both the Prep and Senior School performed a range of acoustic songs, featuring everything from George Ezra to John Legend, James Bay to The Lumineers, as well as a variety of jazz classics.

Held in the beautiful setting of the Marquee behind mansion, the evening was blessed with beautiful weather and was a true celebration of the enormous talent of Seaford’s Music Department. Seaford Unplugged

The event was organised by Head of Voice and Choirs Sara Reynolds, and Acting Director of Music Jeremy Weaver, who were both delighted by the support shown by all those who attended and very proud of all students who performed.

The Music Department’s next big event is Seafordstock on Wednesday 1st July, to find out more CLICK HERE.

Seaford College Prep School Presents ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’

Seaford College Prep School proudly presents 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'Seaford College Prep School are delighted to invite you their performance of the musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th June. Performances start at 7.00pm and will take place in the Assembly Hall. Admission is free, but you are invited to make a donation to the forthcoming Prep School Choir Tour.

Refreshments are available in the Hollington Centre before the show, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Join Us for Seafordstock on Wednesday 1st July

Seafordstock will be taking place on Wednesday 1st JulyWe are delighted to invite you to ‘Seafordstock,’ one of the highlights of our musical calendar, on Wednesday 1st July. Seafordstock is a fantastic evening featuring many of our students performing rock and pop classics, with student bands and solo performances.

The event will take place on the terraces behind Mansion. Gates open at 6.00pm with performances starting at 6.30pm. Please bring your own picnics, refreshments and picnic blankets, and join us for this glorious evening of rock, pop and dancing. Admission is free, and no tickets are required.

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Headmaster Pledges to Sing at Seafordstock to Raise Money for Choir Tour

John Green will sing live at Seafordstock if £500 is raised for the Choir TourSeaford College Headmaster John Green has pledged to sing live at Seafordstock on the 1st July if £500 can be raised for the Choir Tour to Paris.

The Choir Tour to Paris will depart on the 5th July for four days, and Seaford’s choristers have been busy fundraising by performing a variety of spellbinding concerts.

Headmaster John Green has stepped in to offer his assistance for the Choir’s fundraising efforts. He has pledged to sing live at Seafordstock on the 1st July if the target of £500 can be raised by the 18th June.

Last year’s Seafordstock, expertly composed by Head of Voice and Choirs Sara Reynolds, was the biggest event in the festival’s history. Held outdoors on the beautiful lawns behind Mansion; songs ranged from Adele’s Make You Feel My Love to Wheatus’ Teenage Dirtbag. This year’s event promises to be even better than ever, especially if enough money can be raised to get Mr Green to sing live.

So to help raise money for the Choir Tour and to hear Mr Green sing, please donate by texting TOUR20 followed by the amount to 70070 eg TOUR20 £5 to 70070Seafordstock 2014

You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 by texting TOUR20 to 70070. If you want to text twice it won’t cost you more.

Seaford College Choir presents a Special French Themed Concert

JSeaford College Choir proudly presents a special French-themed concertoin the Seaford College Choir for a very special French themed concert at 7.30pm on Friday 8th May and help raise money for the choir tour to Paris.The concert will showcase a variety of French songs and will take place at Mansion. Tickets cost £10 and include a cheese and wine supper to be served throughout the performance. All proceeds will go towards the upcoming choir tour to Paris in July.

To book your tickets please email musicenquiries@seaford.org.

Little Shop of Horrors has Audiences Coming Back Night After Night

Adam Newman as Seymour, Eleanor Baker as Audrey and Max Jukes as MushnikThe Performing Arts students of Seaford College have done it again! Following on from their acclaimed production of Oh! What a Lovely War last year, they have taken a completely different direction with their latest show, Little Shop of Horrors. The musical, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, tells the spine-chilling story of a man eating plant from outer space that takes up residence in a downtown florist’s shop. The cast gave a sparkling performance throughout, with Adam Newman as Seymour; Eleanor Baker as Audrey; Max Jukes as Mushnik; George Lawson as Orin; and Araminta Johannes, Joseph Alexander, Fergus Segrove, Tom Oldham and Andrea Aranda in supporting roles. Yolanda Gumpo, Lexie White and Jaime Pardey were sensational as the Continue reading

Seaford College Proudly Presents The Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of HorrorsSeaford College is pleased to announce that by kind permission of Joseph Weinberger Ltd the performances of this year’s senior musical production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors are taking place on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March, starting at 7.30pm in the Assembly Hall.

Admission is by programme, and these will be on sale in the Hollington Centre from 7pm on each of the performance evenings. The cost is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 concessions. We are also offering a pre-theatre dinner with wine on the Friday evening for £10.00 including the performance. Bookings for this can be made at bookings@seaford.org.

Following on from our highly successful production of Oh! What a Lovely War last year, we are venturing into a completely different style and genre. The show is packed with great songs and a few blood curdling surprises, but all ages are welcome to join in the fun.

As always, we look forward to seeing you and greatly appreciate your on-going support.

Seaford Hosts Two Successful Burns Nights

John Green, Steve Gerrard and Bill CuthbertsonDue to popular demand, Seaford for the first time hosted not one but two resoundingly successful Burns Nights. Held on consecutive evenings, the event was organised by Bill and Alana Cuthbertson, who first started organising Burns Night over sixteen years ago.

The traditional evening of haggis and merriment was held in Seaford’s beautiful Mansion House, where guests enjoyed a drinks reception in front of a roaring fire in the Garden Room, and were entertained by The Piper, Callum Armstrong. Callum Armstrong, who has been piping at Seaford’s Burns Night since he was barely a teenager, also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed film War Horse as a piper in the opening scene. Seaford's Choir Sing at Burns Night

In impressive style, The Piper piped in the guests for supper. The Haggis was then piped in and paraded around Seaford’s magnificent dining room. Paul Bain addressed the Haggis with the traditional ‘Address to the Haggis’ by Robert Burns: ‘His knife see rustic Labour dight/An’ cut you up wi’ ready sleight/Trenching your gushing entrails bright/Like ony ditch/And then, O what a glorious sight/Warm-reekin’, rich!’

Guests were also entertained by an impressive performance from Seaford’s choir, led by Sara Reynolds, and by Jeanine Thorpe, the award-winning and internationally acclaimed violinist.

The night was finished off in style by Headmaster John Green and rugby coach and former Scottish Rugby International Bill Cuthbertson, who joined together to sing Flower of Scotland, whilst wearing kilts and ginger wigs. John Green said: ‘Thank you to all the parents who attended and made both evenings so special and memorable. I would also like to thank Bill and Alana Cuthbertson who continue to organise the event so incredibly well.’

Seaford's Choir at Burns NightBurns Nights have been a part of the Seaford calendar for over 16 years. Bill and Alana Cuthbertson first started the tradition by arranging Burns Nights for Sixth Formers, when they were Sixth Form houseparents back in 1998. Bill said: ‘it’s a fantastic tradition that is growing in popularity each year and it was an absolute pleasure to have John Green accompany me in the unofficial Scottish Anthem.’