What is it with singing?

Elmhurst School for Boys

5th October 2012

Anyone who has not sung in a choir will be bemused by the prominence of Gareth Malone on the television. Why has everyone suddenly gone mad on choral singing?

As a member of a choir since I was tiny, I can tell you there is nothing like it. Sport is great and nourishes the body, but singing nourishes the spirit. To stand up and sing in a group is incredibly rewarding and personally fulfilling, even without any audience enjoyment (and that does happen sometimes!).

Ever since I became a teacher I have loved taking a choir. When a group of boys (it’s always been boys’ choirs) learns a piece well, sings it out and really starts to enjoy the music and the performance, there is nothing so exciting you will ever hear. And boys whom you would imagine to be reticent or shy can suddenly surprise you and sing their hearts out.

So as I take the choir rehearsal today, I’m reminded yet again of what is so wonderful about schools: the joy of taking part.

Posted on 1st Feb 2018 | Early Years

Extra-Curricular Activities at Elmhurst

Here at Elmhurst we firmly believe that an education extending beyond the classroom enriches the boys’ understanding and [...]

Read more »

Posted on 30th Jan 2018 | Early Years

Video: Madame Hargreaves explains Critical Thinking

Here at Elmhurst, we want all boys to have the confidence and desire to think critically.Watch our short video [...]

Read more »

Posted on 29th Jan 2018 |

Miss Kasza-Martin completes her year of fundraising

What a year! The challenges I have faced this past year have been the most physically enduring and mentally testing [...]

Read more »
Photo Gallery Arrange a visi Request a Prospectus School Calendar
Est. 1869
Back to top Back to top

© 2018 Elmhurst School for Boys

44 - 48 South Park Hill Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7DW

T: 020 8688 0661

Privacy Policy | Site Map

Part of Bellevue Education

Bellevue Education