28th February 2019
We can now confirm that the first new choir practice will take place on Wednesday 13th March from 3:15 to 4:15, and each Wednesday until the end of term, unless you are notified otherwise.
Please encourage your child to give choir a try. We have already registered with Young Voices for 2020. This is an amazing opportunity to be involved in the largest juniour choir in the world. It is a unique experience.
Secondary pupils are not able to take part in the same event - this is only for primary children.
We are letting anyone try choir for this term, until Easter, when we are asking for pupils to choose and make a committment for choir from April.
So ... come and give it a go.
There's no necessity to make a committment to choir until Easter.
I look forward to seeing as many as possible there. :)
Choir Practices - 26th February 2019
As this is quite a busy term and we will be involved in Parents Evening next week, it has been decided that choir will restart on Wednesday 13th March.
Practices will be from 3:15pm - 4:15pm every week.
Please make sure you have seen the latest choir letter that explains the expectations of belonging to the choir.
Any questions, please contact me via the school office
Mrs H Latter
Choir 'Rain Check'
There will be no more choir lessons until after half-term - Wednesday 27th February, 2019.
Choir will restart at 3:15pm on Wednesday 27th Feb.
Please collect your child from school at the normal time on a Wednesday afternoon until choir restarts on Wed 27th February.
Mrs H Latter
Wishing all our choir families and friends and very Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year.
Tickets for Young Voices 2019
Young Voices concert is approaching fast.
Our concert date is - Tuesday 29th January 2019. This will be a signed performance, so if you know of anyone who would enjoy this facility, please let them know.
The tickets are now available on SIMS Agora. Please order the tickets as soon as possible, to make sure you get all the tickets you want.
The details of price and sizing is all on SIMS.
Any questions, please let me know
Mrs H Latter
Choir Restarts - 12th September 2018
Welcome back to another term of Choir practises.
We practise on a Wednesday, after school, 3:15pm - 4:15pm, meeting in the KS 2 hall.
Our Young Voices Concert is fast approaching.
For more information, please visit the website: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/2019-season
Final Summer Concerts 2018
The final summer concerts for 2018 will take place on Tuesday 17th July, and Wednesday 18th July at 13:30pm.
Year 3 and 4 pupils will take part in the Summer Concert on Tuesday 17th July, at 13:30pm.
The choir will be singing: I'm still singing and Raise my Voice.
Pupils from 3N, 3P, 4M and 4L will be performing various items, including singing, dancing, playing the piano and a comedy item.
Year 5 and 6 pupils will take part in the Summer Concert on Wednesday 18th July at 13:30pm.
The choir will be singing: Be the Change and Best Day of my Life.
Pupils from 5H, 5K, 6I and 6J will be performing various items, including two Year 6 production songs, singing, dancing, gymnastics, keyboard pieces, performance story and a short play.
As space is limited, tickets have been allocated to each child - 1 ticket per child.
These are printed on the bottom of the letter that was sent home on Wednesday, 11th July. If your child does not have a letter, please make sure that you collect it from the school office. Audience will be admitted on production of a ticket, allowing 1 ticket per child.
We look forward to seeing you at the performances of the children at the Summer Concerts.
Cluster Choir Concert, 10th July
As a choir, we have been practicing hard for the Cluster Choir Concert at Christchurch, Bexleyheath on Tuesday 10th July at 3:30pm.
There a number of other schools who are taking part in the concert, along with us.
We think it will be a great opportunity to sing with other schools and share in the fun of making music together.
Please come and join us for a great afternoon of music.
For more information, please see the letter on the website under: Club Letters
After a short break (recovering from Young Voices 2018), choir will be restarting in March 2018.
This will be an opportunity for pupils from the current years 3, 4, and 5 to join choir.
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 12:25pm in the HIP Community Room.
Come along and have a go.
We will be starting to practice for Young Voices 2019 after Easter.
Any questions, please come and chat to me
Mrs H Latter
Young Voices 2018
On Monday 5th February 2018, the choir got ready to board the coach to attend the 'Concert of the Year!'. The children ate their packed lunch at school, then headed off to the 02 Arena for an afternoon of rehearsals and hard work.
We arrived comfortably, in warm sunshine and were met by efficient staff who shepherded the rapidly arriving bus loads of children into the Arena with as little fuss as possible. There was a fair amount of noise as children discussed the coming afternoon, staff made endless trips up and down the rows counting heads, and Arena staff consulted constantly about queues, bag checks, ID's and other sundry exciting topics.
Once inside, we were taken to our places, and we settled ourselves into the seats that were going to be our home for the next 71/2 hours. Coats under the seats, we waited with anticipation for the rehearsals to begin. There was plenty to see and hear - the multitude of things occuring to ensure a smooth running major event.
At 2:15pm we were welcomed, and the practice began in ernest. Songs were sung, parts rehearsed, bars repeated, dance moves revisited, guest stars introduced, until eventually we collapsed into our seats for a well-earned rest.
Supper, and in some cases lunch boxes, were opened and goodies enjoyed. Trips to the toilet and a good opportunity to stretch legs and see a little bit of the inside of the 02 Arena.
All too soon it was time to return to our seats, as parents were expected into the concert.
There was much waving, shouting and excited exclamations as parents and friends were recognised. There was also quite a bit of random waving, just in case!
Promptly at 7pm the lights dimmed, silence fell and ... the concert began.
It was amazing. 8971 children, all singing together, in parts, is an emotional sound.
It was beautiful.
It reminded all of us of why we practice for 8 months of the year, give up our lunch times and learn so many words.
The guest artists were amazing and inspired us to aim for the stars!
At last the concert ended and we had the dubious pleasure of having to wait in the Arena for 30 mins while the upper levels cleared and we were allowed to board our coach to return to school.
While half of the coach fell asleep, the other half sang loudly (presumably to ensure they didn't fall asleep). Parents were waiting when we arrived at school and the children seemed eager to head for home.
We had a superb time and are looking forward to repeating the whole thing next year.
Come on 2019 - we're ready and waiting!
Our choir is working hard preparing for Young Voices 2018.
Letters and tickets about this exciting opportunity will be available in September 2017.
For information, please visit the website: http://www.youngvoices.co.uk/
STOMP - 22nd June 2017
The choir took a trip into London to see a performance of 'STOMP!', the musical.
It was an entertaining way to finish the year.
Due to our front row seats, choir members enjoyed being actively involved in the show. Great excitement was had by all.