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Friday, 26th June 2015

The Christs Chronicles


Issue No. 26

Welcome to the new format

Christs Chronicles, which we will
be issuing weekly. Your feedback
would be most welcome. Please
email me at:

Some important dates for your diary:

Friday 26th June
House Charity Sleep Out

Monday 6th July

New Year 7 Induction Day
Friday 10th July

Monday 29th June

Sports Day

Year 9 Exam Week Begins

Tuesday 30th June
Year 10 Computational Thinking
Frances Hardinge Visit

Remember to check
the School Bulletin for
more information.

Meet CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015

Shortlisted author

Frances Hardinge
Who be visiting Christs School on
Tuesday 30th June to speak to
students about all of her books,
including her newest book, The Lie
Tree, and choosing writing as a

Richmond Borough Athletics

Well done to all those students who
participated in Borough Athletics this week. We
achieved our best ever results against the big
athletic schools of the borough. Here are a few
results, the full listing will be on the Facebook
page soon:
Molly Neill Yr9:1st in Long Jump & 3rd in 100m
Jayden Ekango Smith Yr8: 2nd in 100m
Milo Pilkington-Massey Yr9: 2nd in 1500m
Tom McKiernan Yr7: 3rd in High Jump
Poppy Phillips Yr7: 3rd in Discus
Aliesha Brown yr8: 3rd in 100m
Florence West yr8: 3rd in Long Jump
Edward Sykes Yr7: 3rd in 300m
Ollie Wilkins Yr9: 3rd in 800m
The Year 8 girls relay team: 1st in their heat
and 2nd in the final - Florence West, Aliesha
Sanne Clarke & Francesca Culy
Congratulations to you all.

As always, see our Facebook

page for pictures video and
fixture list. Just click here.

Sports Day 2015

Frances will be signing copies of

any of her books, so please bring
your copy along to the Drama Hall.
Copies will be available to
purchase on the day.

House Charity Sleep Out

Please could all parents of students taking part in
the upcoming Sleep Out encourage them to
fundraise, as the purpose of the event is to raise
money for young, homeless people. They can do
so using the following website:

This years Sports Day will take

place on Friday 10th July at St.
Marys University in Twickenham.
If your son/daughter has not
received a letter regarding this
date then please see Mr Smith
as soon as possible.

Choral and Orchestral Concert hosted by Christs School, Richmond, at

the church of St. Matthias, Richmond Hill
4th July at 7.30
On July 4th at 7.30, at the church of St. Matthias on Richmond Hill, the school is putting on a
major concert featuring the work of the Welshman Sir Karl Jenkins (knighted last week!),
American John Williams, and the British choral arranger Bob Chilcott who has arranged a song
by Billy Joel, as well as a number of concerto performances featuring the most gifted of
Christs musicians. The full programme for the evening is:
Purcell. Sonata for trumpet and strings (soloist Patrick Wilson)
Grieg. Peer Gynt suite no. 1 for orchestra
Billy Joel (arr. Bob Chilcott). And So it Goes for choir
John Williams. Theme/Remembrances from Schindlers List for violin and orchestra
(soloist Otto Sterner)
Arban. Fantaisie and Variations on Carnival of Venice for trumpet and orchestra(soloist
Patrick Wilson)
Sir Karl Jenkins. Songs of Sanctuary (Adiemus) for choir, strings, flute and percussion
(soloist Davina Silwano)
Sir Karl Jenkins iconic Adiemus shot the composer to a prominence, following its appearance
in a Delta Airlines TV advert, that Jenkins had not even had with his work with Soft Machine
(voted best small group in the Melody Maker jazz poll of 1974) or the jazz-rock group Nucleus
(which won first prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1970). Adiemus inhabits a unique musical
world which features a fantastic mixture of elements from Jenkins jazz-rock background and
African-style singing blended with more traditional choral sounds. Christs forthcoming
performance has already generated sufficient interest from outside the school to gain the
choir an invitation to perform Adiemus in the Carnegie Hall, New York, in January 2016!
John Williams music for the film Schindlers List has become a firm favourite with millions of
listeners, and its instrumentation for large orchestra with solo violin is an ideal vehicle for
showing off the talents of Otto Sterner, one of Christs talented musicians.
Griegs well-known Peer Gynt remains one of the best-loved pieces in the orchestral
repertoire, and features Morning and In the Hall of the Mountain King, which will be very
familiar to almost all listeners. Arbans Variations on Carnival of Venice is a thrilling showpiece
for the trumpet, with Wynton Marsalis performance, for example, having had nearly half a
million YouTube hits. This concert will feature the playing of Christs own Patrick Wilson.
Christs School is delighted to be hosting this concert in the wonderful St. Matthias Church. Its
distinctive high spire and location at the top of Richmond Hill make it a familiar landmark for
miles around. The church was designed by the great Victorian architect Gilbert Scott who
also designed the Albert Memorial, Kings College London chapel and the Midland Grand
Hotel at St. Pancras Station. The church is in a neo-gothic style, and its ambience and
acoustic make it an ideal setting for the concert.
We would be delighted to see you at St. Matthias on 4th July please book tickets early,
although tickets will be sold (subject to availability) on the evening itself.
This concert is not only open to the school community but also to the general public. Tickets
are 10 (5 concessions) available from the school reception (0208 940 6982) or by emailing
Philip Wilson, Director of Music, Christs School, on pwilson@christs.richmond.sch.uk. Church
website: http://www.richmondteamministry.org/stmatthias

Borough Sports 2015

French Exchange Trip 2015

Christs School Picnic

Thursday 16th July, 6-8pm
Please bring your family, friends and a picnic, to our
end-of-year summer celebration!

Christs School sports field, Queens Road, Richmond TW10

6HW - Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Do not judge, or you too

will be judged. For in the
same way you judge others,
you will be judged, and
with the measure you use, it
will be measured to you.

Lord, thank you for helping me

through the conflicts that stop me living
Grant me courage to tackle new
challenges and to move on with my life.

Matthew 7:1-5