As the sun shone, our musicians blossomed in a rousing series of concerts. Our mighty Community Concert, with some 130 singers and instrumentalists aged from 7 to er, senior, was a tremendous success. Vivaldi’s “Spring”, from the Four Seasons, set the tone and everyone enjoyed the medley from “Fiddler On The Roof”, which also taught the children about Jewish Klezmer music and the history of those troubled times. Karl Jenkins and the “1812 Overture” brought a wide range of musical styles to our enthusiastic audience.
In our true community spirit, former pupils including soloist Emily Wharton helped and inspired the younger children.
Other highlights were the Singalong Concert, featuring those groovy Jazzcats, and we’re looking forward to the summer musical menu starting with a special A Orchestra visit to Southwark Cathedral on 23rd May. The Diocesan Olympic Schools’ Music Festival will feature sport-themed music, we’ll be practising “Chariots of Fire” and other suitable pieces. [This is during school-time and many schools are taking part, so sadly we can’t invite parents to this event.]
Then all the junior children will have the chance to participate in the Summer Concert at St Anne’s on Tuesday 26th June 6-7pm, featuring both orchestras and the Yr 5/6 choir and of course all the parents and grandparents are warmly invited.
We would love more parents to become involved with our fabulous orchestras, particularly "B Orchestra" which features the whole of Yrs 3 & 4 on Thursday afternoons. You don't have to be a musician, we also need lots of help setting up and clearing away, as well as helping the children with their music. Please contact Mary Noyes via the school office if you'd like to join our very friendly band of parent helpers.