On Tuesday 19th March, the choir had a fantastic experience of singing alongside 4000 students from the south-east of the UK. They spent a few months preparing the songs and actions and it was incredible hearing all the voices singing as one.
The event told the story of Moses and the exodus out of Egypt through music by the All Souls Orchestra as well as dance and acting. All the students thoroughly enjoyed it and the adults even got a tad teary during Amazing Grace!
On 13th February, we were visited by the Harlem Quartet, a world-famous string quartet from New York. They performed for the children in assembly, and then the violinists and cellists from Years 1, 2 and 3 performed with them and helped them develop their instrumental skills. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Have a look at our school Twitter page @SMBSschool to see them in action. We would like to say a massive thank you to London Music Masters for arranging such a special treat.
On Sunday 9th December, the choir performed at St Mary’s Church Christingle service. They did a fantastic job and represented the school beautifully. Well done to all of you, and also to Mr Watkins for his hard work.
On Monday 3rd December, we were treated to a performance by the cellists and violinists in Years 1, 2 and 3. They showed us the skills they have been practising this term, as well as playing some of the pieces they’ve learnt. It was very impressive – we have some very talented musicians at St Mary’s!
Last Friday, Year 6 delighted us with their fabulous play about games (old and new), taking us into a world of Monopoly, Cluedo and Chess! It was brilliantly performed by everyone, with heartfelt singing, exciting acting and a plethora of scene/ costume changes. Great work Year 6. With thanks to Mr Davies and Ms Ali for all their hard work, and our excellent vocal coach too!
It was wonderful to hear the progress made by our violinists and cellists this week at our end of year Music Masters concert. It was particularly lovely to hear all the children playing their instruments together in ensemble pieces. Well done Year 1 and 2!