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 25th Nov 2021 |

Year 6 Trip to the Imperial War Museum

Today, Year 6 went on a trip to the Imperial War Museum to learn some more about their topic this [...]

Read more »

Posted on 21st Oct 2021 |

Can You Find The Lost Elmhurst Bears?

To celebrate the launch of our new all year round Pre-Reception Nursery provision, we are hosting a ‘Name the [...]

Read more »

Posted on 20th Oct 2021 | Little Elms

Little Elms Pre-Reception Nursery is Now All Year Round

Elmhurst School for Boys is excited to announce that the Little Elms Pre-Reception Nursery class will be open [...]

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

© 2021 Elmhurst School for Boys

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

T: 020 8688 0661

Privacy Policy | Site Map

School Website Design by CHIEF