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Fabulous Foundation Choral Workshop

11 Nov

On Tuesday 8 November, Years 4, 5 and 6 visited Crackley Hall School for a fantastic, full day of uplifting and inspiring music. The pupils worked together with Crackley's Junior 5 and 6, under the guidance of Directors of Music, Susan Olden and Julie Barnes, rehearsing, performing, and improvising a mix of vocal pieces.

Mrs Olden and Mrs Barnes both agreed that the joint initiative had been another very successful day, remarking that, “It is so good to work together, everyone really enjoys themselves, it’s always one of the highlights of the term.”

During the day, pupils worked on songs that included the lively Building by Richard Stilgoe, the amusing Pirates by Alan Simmons and the uplifting Sing From Your Heart by Jon Allen. They also had great fun singing Abba’s upbeat Money Money Money, and Thank You For The Music with their catchy refrains.

In the afternoon, the pupils put on a concert for their parents. As well as the shared works the concert included a number of individual school pieces and pupil solos. The audience were most impressed with the children’s enthusiastic performance.

Julie Barnes, Director of Music at the Crescent School, continued, “Both schools have such a strong musical tradition, and the children really rise to the occasion, it is great to come over and work together.”

Susan Olden, Director of Music at Crackley Hall, added, “There is real talent within our schools and our music workshops always inspire our pupils.”

The Junior Schools Music Workshops are just one of the many performance opportunities that pupils at the schools take part in.

To watch the children singing Money Money Money please click here.