Guangzhou Premiere of The Phantom of the Opera - 22 Sep 2015 to 18 Oct 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015 by PETER SINCLAIR | Guangzhou Opera House


The Phantom of the Opera is a musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux. The musical opened in London's West End in 1986, and on Broadway in 1988. It won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical. It is the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin, and celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance on February 11, 2012.

By 2011, The Phantom had been viewed by over 130 million people in 145 cities in 27 countries, and it continues to play in both London and New York. This September, for the first time ever, the world-class cast will appear on stage at the Guangzhou Opera House! 

Officials from the Opera House said that it cost about 30 million RMB to bring this world-class musical to Guangzhou audiences. From stage scenery to performers’ costumes, the opera troupe is trying to bring the most authentic show to Guangzhou. In the words of executive director Philip Godawa, “The musical shown in Guangzhou will be no different from the musicals playing in West End and Broadway.”

Get your tickets early to avoid dissapointment!


British School of Guangzhou - Music Hub Launch 12/11/2015

Friday, October 2, 2015 by PETER SINCLAIR | Website


Music Department - Parent Communication

Friday, October 2, 2015 by PETER SINCLAIR | Instrumental Lessons

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing to confirm your subscription to the private instrumental music programme at the British School of Guangzhou. Instrumental lessons take place each week during the school day on a staggered timetable.

Lesson times are now coordinated by the visiting music teachers who arrange their schedule on a weekly basis with the school. These are then displayed on the music department notice board and are also sent to all class teachers and tutors.

Students are strongly advised to check the time of their lesson when they come to school at the start of the week (or with their teacher). Please note that presently we do not send this information home electronically. However, we are in the process of developing an online platform that will enable direct teacher, student and parental engagement with these lessons at a later date. We will be releasing further information about this development and our new departmental website very soon to all parents, staff and students. 

Please also note that student attendance for instrumental classes are carefully monitored. Makeup credits are awarded if students miss lessons for an arranged school engagement/excursion or if the teacher is absent. However, please also be aware that if a student misses a lesson without informing the teacher concerned then a make-up credit is not given.

Billing and invoicing for these lessons will be compiled by the school finance department each term. The term one programme runs for ten lessons at 200RMB per lesson. Please do not send monies to school under any circumstances as we cannot be responsible for any monies lost or misplaced. Please contact Irene Huang (Finance Officer) directly if you want to make alternative methods of payment or bank transfer. Irene can be contacted on the following e-mail address: or on school extension number 8008.

Lessons will resume on Thursday 8th October. In the meantime I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions about the instrumental programme.


Peter Sinclair