A spotlight on Music at Elmhurst

Elmhurst School for Boys

28th November 2014

Years 5 and 6
Years 5 and 6 were again invited to participate in Whitgift School's Autumn Collection, singing in two concerts: a performance for children from schools which had taken part in Whitgift Schools Primary Project, and a public performance in the evening for parents and friends, on 20th November.

This year, every boy in Years 5 and 6 was given the opportunity to participate in these events. The boys performed two works together with choirs from Whitgift School, (principally the First Form Choir) - an arrangement of Skyfall, and a new work written and conducted by the school's resident composer, William Church. This new work included settings of war poems and arrangements of World War 1 songs, and was composed to mark the centenary of World War 1.

The boys attended two rehearsals with Mr Church at Whitgift, one of which took place on the evening of 11th November.

The boys had the opportunity to hear the other excellent bands and choirs that performed in the concerts. As ever, one of the highlights was when the lights went down for the March Off and there was an additional surprise in the form of Mr Clarke’s debut as the Lone Ranger!

Read Mr South's latest blog about the Autumn Collection Concert.

Years 3 and 4
All boys in Years 3 and 4 are currently taking part in Junior Choir, and rehearse from 8.45 to 9.15 on Thursday Mornings. We are currently working on songs for the carol concert at St Peter’s Church at the end of term, and some of the boys will be singing at Whitgift Shopping Centre over lunch time, on December 4th.

Recorder lessons are also part of class music lessons for boys in Years 3 and 4.  They should remember to bring their recorders on Wednesdays and practice their pieces for a short time every day.

Both the Junior and Senior Choirs and the Orchestra will be participating in our Carol Concert on 15th December.

Lower School
Boys in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are also busy rehearsing the songs for their performance at the end of next week.

We look forward to seeing you at these performances.

Miss S Cole, Mr T Whiting and Mr J Turnbull

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