Singing at St. John's
Feels Like Summer at UWE Conference and Exhibition Centre
Wonderful singing once again from the KS2 Singing Club who sang with 400 other children from around Bristol at UWE Conference & Exhibition Centre recently. They performed a wonderful seasonal programme, including songs from The Lion King and The Greatest Showman, a Scottish folk medley and some uplifting African part songs.
On Wednesday 19th June, a packed hall at Worrall Road were delighted to a varied programme of music given by the children who learn instruments in school, Singing Club and our Year 6 performers who will leave us this summer.
It is so wonderful to hear and see all of the progress that they have made and the confidence that they bring to the stage. A HUGE Thank you to all of our talented and inspirational instrumental teachers. next year we look forward to adding . . . DRUMS to our repertoire!
BPM Scratch Orchestra
Mrs Churchill took a group of our wonderful musicians to Bristol University on Tuesday to play as part of a school scratch orchestra. The musicians, who had been preparing for weeks, took part in a 150 piece performance of specially arranged versions of, The Avengers Theme, Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz and a medley of music taken from the ballets The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, Coppelia by Delibes and Petrushka by Stravinsky. The final result was absolutely incredible and we all learnt so much. We hope that this will be the start of lots of instrumental ensemble work for St John's.
Congratulations . . .
To our Year 2 and Junior Choirs who performed brilliantly in Clifton Down Shopping Centre today. We raised . . . over £160 for our playground appeal. Thanks to all of the lovely parents, grandparents and friends who came to support us.
Singers visit BGS for a shared seasonal sing . . .
Singers from Harriers, Hawks and Kestrels visited BGS to sing a programme of summer inspired music with other Bristol children. Our favourite songs were Baby Beluga, Octopus' Garden and BBQ Blues. We were AMAZING!
Year 2 Singing Club (Choir)
At Lower Redland Road, a Choir practice takes place every Friday lunchtime in Terms 2, 5 and 6. This year we have performed in the Lower Redland Road playground at Christmas, in the Silly Singalong in Redland Park Church, the Winter Fair and the Summer Fair. We often join together with the KS2 singers (see below) at whole school events as we enjoy learning from the older children. It is also a good way of uniting the two sites.
Junior Singing Club 2019
Our Key Stage Two Singing Club members meet every Tuesday after school. This year we have undertaken a range of performances including Young Voices, in Birmingham Arena as well as concerts with other schools at St. George’s and Bristol Cathedral. During assemblies, the choir helps to lead the singing and with the teaching of new repertoire. They also perform harmony lines during part songs and are positive singing role models for the rest of our site.
Children at both sites (Worrall Road and Lower Redland Road) take part in one dedicated singing assembly every week. As well as learning how to use our bodies properly and how to look after our voices, we learn a wide and eclectic repertoire of songs. We are then able to sing these songs in services, house events and concerts.
Singing in Bristol
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