St. Paul’s School Choir Summer Concert

The newly formed St. Paul’s School Choir,  made up of  students from 2nd to 6th grade of Primary, has been practising since last October, on Tuesday afternoons from 4:45-6:00 pm. This activity is directed entirely in English by two experienced music teachers, Jessica Armstrong and Abbey Sykes.

As part of this after school activity, they have played “getting to know you” games, learnt new warm ups, explored good vocal technique and expression when they sing, and  have also begun to learn to sing in parts, by learning rounds and very simple harmonies.

The above video is of their Summer Concert, held on Tuesday, 19th of May in the school auditorium which included the following selection of songs, from pop to gospel to world music.

“Banuwa”– Traditional Liberian folk song
“Sarasponda”– Finnish spinning song arr. Kevi Stannard
“Rather Be”– Clean Bandit
“Uptown Funk”– Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody”– Traditional American
“I Wish I Knew How”– Words by Dick Dallas, Music by Billy Taylor
Gospel Medley: “I’m Gonna Sing”, “Oh When the Saints”, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”– Traditional American

The concert was a huge success, enjoyed by  students, parents and teachers alike, and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the choir memebers for their hard work and dedication!

The choir  will continue next  October and will be open to all pupils from 2nd grade of Primary to 1st of ESO.

Jessica Armstrong
Music Teacher