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JUNE 2017 AND WE ARE WORKING ON SONGS FOR THE BRENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS' CHOIR OF THE YEAR COMPETITION AND THE PARISH CONCERT.
HERE PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF TIME AND VENUE FOR THE CHOIR COMPETITION.
IT IS NOW
WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE
IN THE MORNING
AT CHALKHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Further details will be sent out nearer the time.
BRENT SCHOOLS' CHOIR OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Earlier this year we went to the first round of the competition at Princess Frederica School and along with a number of other Brent schools, we sang for the Head of Brent Music Service, who judging our performances.
It was a great morning and the standard of the singing from all the choirs was brilliant, and we kept our fingers crossed that all our hard work had paid off.
Two years ago, we received a gold award so hoped for the same, or better. We were not disappointed as we were awarded a PLATINUM certificate. You can see our reaction in the film below, along with our singing performance.
We had to wait a couple of weeks to find out which choirs were in the final, as out of about 28 choirs, only 6 could be finalists. We are delighted to announce that WE ARE IN THE FINAL!!
We had a very busy Autumn term, mainly rehearsing for the Young Voices concert in January 2017.
We also sang 2 songs on the school's Christmas cd.
On Friday 2nd of December we sang carols at Kensington Palace and met Queen Victoria. She was very impressed with our beautiful singing and commented on how well we kept in tune.
YOUNG VOICES AT THE O2 ARENA
On Tuesday 17th of June we took part with thousands of other school children in the Young Voices concert. We had been learning a lot of different songs and really enjoyed singing them in such a large group and at such a huge venue.
WE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL SUMMER TERM 2016
Parish Concert Friday 1st July at 7.30 at St Mary Magdalen's Church.
Brent Makes Music Wednesday 6th July at Wembley Arena at 7.00.
BRENT SCHOOLS' CHOIR OF THE YEAR 2015
As you may have heard we had a great day at the Civic Centre in 2015, the childen sang brilliantly!! The standard of the other choirs was very high, and although we didn't win the top prize, we came away with a Gold award and some extremely positive comments from the judges.
Well done to our wonderful singers!!
We are entering the competition again this and hope to get a platinum award!
Click below to see a bit of our 2015 performance
In 2016 we were part of the Brent Music Service concert, Brent Makes Music, with other school choirs and musicians. This was at the Wembley Arena and was a great experience for us to see and hear a real variety of music and performers.
WHAT 'SING UP' SAID ABOUT US...
In their report awarding us the Sing Up Gold Award they commented
specifically on the choir.
“I think the choir sounded absolutely beautiful.
They make a lovely sound and you can clearly hear confident two part singing there.
Good to see lots of boys in the choir as well!”
PARISH CONCERT AT ST MARY MAGDALEN'S CHURCH
FRIDAY 26TH JUNE 2015
Another enthusiastic and well recieved performance.
CELEBRATION MASS AT CHURCH SUNDAY 26TH APRIL AT 12.00
The children sang beautifully at the Mass, especially the Lord is my Shepherd at Communion.
Fr Kevin was very complimentary with his comments in the school newsletter.
The choir joined thousands of other children in the Young Voices Concert on 27th January 2015.
It was loud, exhausting but an amazing experience.
See below for photos.
SOME COMMENTS ABOUT THE CONCERT!!
From Tiana, Amelia, Roisin, Leilani, Tommy, Luca and Amber 5M
It was a life changing experience. I was really excited to sing and watch the other schools and famous people sing and dance with us.
- I enjoyed singing there. It made me feel special to be one of the 7658 children who performed there.
It made me feel important to know that there were famous people and lots of parents in the audience and we were singing for them.
My favourite part of the experience was singing and meeting all of the famous people, like Lucy Spraggan from X Factor, Mike Lowry and Urban Strides. It made me feel special to be part of such a big event.
I really liked the Young Voices Band. It felt weird to be out that late with my friends. The lights were really bright.
I felt very special performing in front of a huge audience and it felt magical.
My favourite part was when all of the lights turned off and all you could see was the Young Voices lights.
I am really grateful to Mrs Grynert because of how much effort she has put into preparing the trip and working with us in choir. I am proud of her for being a part of the teachers' choir. They were brilliant!!
From Rosabel, Katie, Grazia and Martina 5J
The most outstanding performance I ever witnessed
Crazy atmosphere but great fun
Awesome and astonishing
From Cian 6J and Mrs McNamara
Our last young voices at the O2
Enjoying singing a song or two
We sang our hearts out
With many a twist and a shout!
From Requiem to Mandela
Pop Medley and Lloyd Webber,
With Urban Strides we danced and bopped
With Pharrell we were 'Happy' and sang till we dropped,
Then the concert sadly came to an end -
'All you need is love' - we sang with our Young Voices friends
To the coach and train we headed, but we did not tire
A good day, full of song, full of dance and our Young voices choir!