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Concerts at the Radlett Centre

Last year the school choir sang in two concerts at the Radlett Centre.  They performed a Pop Song Medley in the first half and joined with other choirs to sing pieces from West Side Story in the second half.  The concerts raised money for victims of the hurricane in the Commonwealth country of Barbuda.  To thank the school choir for their efforts, the National Youth Choir of Barbuda visited Bowmansgreen and performed for us in an assembly.
Below is the choir singing at the Matinee along with a compilation of the song ‘Safe and Free’ which was written and performed to raise awareness of the hurricane victims.  This includes a short clip of the National Youth Choir singing.

BMG matinee June 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

safe and free compilation for BGT from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

Singing Prep Test songs

Last year some of the classes learned Singing Prep Test songs in music.  This is a proper exam, set by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music which some of the children actually took in the summer that year.  The classes had to come up with ideas for staging, costumes and picture designs to make a proper ‘film’ of the song they chose.  We had actors, singers, artists, directors and stage managers so every child could be involved in a role which they enjoyed.  There are now films available on the school website of both the pictures drawn which represent the song (with the children singing in the background) and also the class performances.
 Please note that these were made in Spring/Summer 2018 and the children are now all in the year above, so look for the class your child was in last year.
Pictures

3DT Lazy Sunday Afternoon pictures March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

3S Lazy sunday afternoon pictures March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

4B Lazy Sunday pictures March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

4C haunted house pictures March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

Films

3DT film Lazy Sunday Afternoon March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

3s film Lazy Sunday Afternoon March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

4b Lazy Sunday Summer 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

4C Haunted House film Summer 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

4C Haunted House film with pictures Summer 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

5JW haunted house film March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

Peter and the Wolf

Back in June 2018 some of the classes studied Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev.  The music tells the story of Peter, who disobeys his grandfather and trys to catch a wolf, with his animal friends helping.   This taught them about the different instruments in an orchestra and how the sound can represent an animal (such as the duck being an oboe and the cat being a clarinet).  Some classes drew pictures of the story which can now be seen via the links below.  Please note that these were made in June 2018 and the children are now all in the year above, so look for the class your child was in last year.
Below are the films for 1B (now in year 2), 4B, 4C (now in year 5) and 5JW (now in year 6).

1B peter and the wolf June 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

4B peter and the wolf v2 June 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

4B peter and the wolf v2 June 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

5JW peter and the wolf June 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

The Magic Flute

Last year in music some classes studied The Magic Flute by Mozart.  They learned about the story line, and the different voices appearing in the opera.  As part of this they drew pictures to show the story and how the music sounded to them.  They especially enjoyed the aria sung by ‘The Queen of the Night’ with extremely high notes!
Please note that these were made in Spring 2018 and the children are now all in the year above, so look for the class your child was in last year.

the magic flute 3D March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

3S The Magic Flute pictures March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

magic flute 4C March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

magic flute 4B March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.

magic flute 5W March 2018 from Rebecca Robertson on Vimeo.