Lambeth Music Festival 2017
A group of our Y2 pupils performed at the Lambeth Music Festival – Infant Singing Concert on 21st March at The Royal Festival Hall. The children had been invited to write a poem about life in Lambeth; theme of the Southbank this year. We had received over 20 entries from our school which were sent to the Lambeth Music Services. A poem written by Joy from Y2 was chosen to be a part of the composition, which is a great success as our pupils’ creativity has been recognised for the third time in a row. The children performing were full of enthusiasm and made us all very proud. Their hard work learning lyrics and choreography surely paid off.
PRIMARY PROMS 2016
As a part of New Music Curriculum, all Year 2 pupils attended 2016 Music for Youth Primary Prom presented in association with the Royal Albert Hall.
The London Primary Prom concerts provide children aged 4-11 with the opportunity to experience live music making in one of the world’s most famous concert halls.
Presenting dynamic, vibrant and eclectic performances by talented young musicians, these concerts aim to inspire and motivate the next generation of music-makers. Our pupils were guided through this interactive concert by animateur, Rachel Leach. As well as hearing some great music in the concert, they also had a chance to get involved and become a performer in the grand finale, singing a special arrangement of the Final Dance from The Three Cornered Hat by Falla alongside the Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra.
It was a day that will not be forgotten for a long time!
Young Voices 2016
The buzz of excited voices and the tempting smell of Nandos filled the air of the O2 Arena as 40 pupils from St. Bede’s and St. Bernadette enjoyed their dinner after the rehearsal.
This year, on the 29th January, the Young Voices choir hosted 7548 children, all performing at the same time to capacity audiences of friends and family. Young Voices combined the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance. With a full live band, backing singers and the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence, it made for one of the most exciting and memorable musical experiences you can imagine.
On entering the arena the excitement was deafening (literally) as over 7,500 pupils rehearsed the songs they had been learning in readiness for the evening concert. Dance moves were honed and the obligatory key ring lights were waved in time, as pupils enjoyed numbers including a medley of Madness songs, A World in Union lead by Rugby Unions’ sweetheart Laura Wright and many others. The Beatbox Collective, recently crowned the 2015 World Beatbox Champions, were one of the most inspirational performers for our pupils. With all the tickets sold out weeks before the concert, the arena filled to its limits only added to the highly energised atmosphere. The pupils were unanimous in their praise of the most excellent day out!!!
The Climate Change Challenge – Superheroes
All our pupils have recently become a “Superhero” to save Planet Earth from global warming.
After meeting “Supa Dupa”,they learned that Planet Earth is in danger from global warming and we need some brave children to train up as Superheroes to help save it.
Through role-play, they went on an interactive mission to help solve the crisis, learn about ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recycle,’ and understand the important role we all play in saving the Earth’s resources.
It was fast paced, high energy and huge fun, and involved lots of movement, music and drama, but at the same time really taught children about our GOD’S WORLD and how we can all do our bit to help, even as children.
YOUTH PRIMARY PROMS
On Wednesday, 7th October, our Y2 pupils went to 2015 Music for Youth Primary Proms, presented in association with the Royal Albert Hall. Apart from listening to some great music, our pupils also had a chance to get involved and become a performer in the grand finale, singing a special arrangement of Jupiter from The Planets by Holst alongside the Berkshire Youth Orchestra and Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Choir.
LAMBETH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015
“In March, the Lambeth Music Service proudly presented their annual music festival held at the iconic venues of the Southbank Centre. The Festival saw over 2700 young musicians from fifty three schools perform in the Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Halls in an outstanding week of concerts with an estimated audience of over 5000.
The positive feedback received throughout the week was overwhelming and the event is now recognised as a vital London celebration.
The festival also had its first official commercial partners, Veolia UK. The support and financial contribution was significant and enabled the successful
communication and marketing campaign , with the creation of an impressive souvenir programme and 3000 more superior medals for every participating performer.
Lambeth Weekender became official media partners for the festival and created an incredible 34 page free supplement which featured photographs of all 96 groups that performed in the festival, boasting two Festival front covers!
Lambeth Music Service would like to give recognition to the immense contribution from schools and the high achievements made by Lambeth’s young musicians. We sincerely hope that the Lambeth Music Festival 2015 will be a treasured memory by all”.
~ OLIVER BAYLEY
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