Here is the music timetable for Friday celebration assemblies and lunchtime concerts. If you would like to play, please complete the form and return to Mr Lamming.
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! After performing in both the 106th Chipping Norton Music Festival and the Kingham Hill choir competition (where we won best unison performance), the choir is now rehearsing for the end of year summer concert.
Kingham Hill choir competition
On the 4th May, members of the choir travelled to up the hill to participate in the 8th annual Kingham Hill choir competition. They were the first to sing in the competition and brilliantly performed both their pieces (recordings below). The other groups all sang to a very high standard and when it came to the results, it was a very tense wait! Due to our warm tone, rhythm and dynamic contrast, we won the best unison award. Congratulations to all members of the choir for their hard work and dedication.
Feedback from 106th Chipping Norton Music Festival - Merit overall performance
Over the Rainbow:
A nice way to start with those light airy 'oo' sounds. Expressive singing of the main song. In Wonderful World you again sang with an attractive, light sound.
This performance had tender atmosphere and your tone had an attractive warmth.
Seasons of Love:
There was energy in the words and you sang with real enthusiasm.
Some very challenging songs sang with commitment and enthusiasm.
On Friday 5th May 2017, members of the choir participated in the Kingham Hill choir competition. In the same competition in 2016, the choir had won 'best unison' performance so we had high hopes! 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!