Choir, you are amazing! You absolutely shone this summer, I am incredibly proud of each and every one of you!
11.6.19 Palace Theatre
The children performed Baba Yetu (in Swahili, no less!) Somewhere Out There and Love Shine a Light. As well as being the youngest choir there, I think they were the best. I might be biased, but they really were outstanding. Special thanks to our awesome soloists Sophie-Isabella, Tillie, Cameron and Alexie, as well as the two small groups. Everyone should be immensely proud of themselves, though, for standing on a real stage and performing so amazingly in front of a packed audience.
Don't forget to check out the professional photos and videos for those who performed on the night (you should have the website and log in details).
28.6.19 Trinity High School Pyramid Concert
The children performed Believe in You (in three parts!) and Coldplay's Viva la Vida. I try not to repeat songs, but we loved that one so much at Young Voices we wanted to perform it all by ourselves! They sang their hearts out and showed everyone in the audience how brilliant Woodrow Choir is. The children excelled again, and also loved singing in the grand finale performance of This is Me with all the other schools.
Watch this space for our videos of the songs (not professional this time, but many thanks to Mrs Bridges and her excellent camera skills!)
I want to thank every single member of the choir for their hard work, their dedication and their wonderful singing. I absolutely adore sharing my love of music with them and they are a complete joy to sing with. They are a special group of people showing impressive talent and determination. I really hope our Year 4 leavers will continue their musical journeys at their middle schools, and that I will get to see them performing on stage with their new schools in the future. I hope the Year 3s and Year 2s will continue singing in choir next year.
I must also say a huge thank you to some special people who have supported this remarkable group of talented young singers - without their help at the concerts we just wouldn't be able to go. So a great big thank you to Mrs Bridges, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Smith and Mrs Howie who have all given up their time to come and support us at our concerts (I think they are rather fond of hearing the children's beautiful singing - who wouldn't?) It is very much appreciated by myself and by the children.
Finally, I must also thank all the parent and family members who have supported the children with everything they do. Thank you for listening to them singing the songs over and over at home as they practise, thank you for encouraging them to follow their love of music, thank you for bringing them to concerts and rehearsals and providing them with packed dinners and everything they need. Thank you for coming to listen, or for finding ways for your children to still come to perform even when you weren't able to.
Music is in the heart and soul of these children, long may it continue!