Choir is run by Mr Lamming and Mrs Jones on a Thursday lunchtime. All children from Year 3-6 are able to come along and join in! We have currently just performed in the 105th Chipping Norton Music Festival in March and the Kingham Hill Choir competition in May, where we were overall winners.
On Friday 5th May, members of the choir participated in the Kingham Hill choir competition. Last year in the same competition, the choir had won 'best unison' performance so we had high hopes for this year. After a short rehearsal, the choir were sent out ready to come back on stage to perform second. The first song was started brilliantly by Scarlett (Y6) with an unaccompanied solo, before the rest of the choir joined in with a mixture of unison and harmony singing. This was followed by the second song, 'All for the Best' from Godspell. (Both recordings below).
After two more performances from other schools, the judges left for their deliberations. During this time, the choirs and audience were kept entertained by the Kingham Hill Gospel Choir. Then it was time for the big reveal!
Due to the nature and complexity of our performances, the choir were given 'Best Technical Performance' as well as 'Best Choir Overall'. This was something to be incredibly proud of and showed the hard work that all choir members have put in the last three years to build a very proficient choir. Thank you to all that came along!
Feedback from 105th Chipping Norton Music Festival - Commended overall performance
Stand By Me:
You responded well to the Gospel 3/4 feel, with some heartfelt expression along the way. Focus was calm and assured in this rhythmic performance. The choral unison was nicely blended and grew in confidence as you went on.
I See the Light:
You caught the nostalgic flavour from the start in the 'Tangled' ballad, with a warm grasp of the ballad feel. Harmony work was nicely balanced and can be more confident. I enjoyed the optimism that came through later - just right for the character's journey. Facial expression helped to bring this to life.
I See Fire:
The assured solo set up the Ed Sheeran very well. Focus from everyone else was still and assured too, drawing the audience in. Again, a good response to the musical style, with clear words along the way. Energised, engaging singing here, with some effective solos and backing vocals later!
An enjoyingly varied programme here, well-memorised and with committed focus from all.