Live Jazz at Hallfield!

On Thursday (19.04.2018), all of our Key Stage 2 classes enjoyed a live jazz music performance.

Thanks to the generosity of The German YMCA, who sponsored the event, musicians Andy (on the guitar) and Darrel (on the saxophone) played jazz for us.

The children all listened with great enthusiasm as they played their instruments and shared information about their instruments, and composing and playing jazz.

At the end of the performance, Andy and Darrel praised the children commenting “We haven’t had a better audience!”

Well Done Hallfield!

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Performing at The Royal Albert Hall

On the 26th of March, the choir went to The Royal Albert Hall.

Before this trip happened we practised the songs for over 6 weeks. At the end of January, during a special workshop, Patrick – the concert mentor – taught us the Lion King melody, which consisted of 3 Lion King songs: ‘The Circle of Life’, ‘Hakuna Matata’ and ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’.

The week before we went, we did a run through of all the songs. Then the day came for the trip to The Royal Albert Hall. First we had early lunch, at 12, and then we walked through Hyde Park and it took us about 20 minutes to get there. Next, we found our seats and then we rehearsed all the songs for a couple of hours.

After that, we had a 15 minute break. The performance started at 7pm.

There were 52 choirs (over 2000 children). In some of our songs that we sang two people from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ performed. A famous actor from Harry Potter called Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) came to do a play with a few schools. Gladly, a few children that had learning difficulties had a chance to sing their own made-up song.

The concert finished at about half past nine and the parents collected their children from the blue zone.

Altogether, it was a great fun busy time at The Royal Albert Hall.

by Samira and Nancy

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Great Sounding Places!

Year 3 and 4 Code Club have been creating amazing musical islands using the brilliant and fun app, Isle of Tune. We have been creating road networks surrounded by musical trees and flowers as well as lampposts that play beats and houses that squeak, bark and bleep. We placed cars on the road that play the tune we have coded as they drive by.

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Preparing for the Royal Albert Hall

Hallfield Choir doesn’t slow down! After very busy December 2017 we are still working hard to get ready for our next performance that will take place on 26th March 2018 at The Royal Albert Hall.

The concert is organised by ARMONICO CONSORT and AC Academy and we are excited be a part of a mass choir there.

On 25th January 2018 we had an inspirational Mentoring Workshop Session. There is still much to be done but we will be ready on time!

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Our Choir in the Community!

On 19th December 2017, just past 2pm, our school choir started their last performance of the year. We were asked to sing at the German YMCA in Craven Terrace, London. Another fantastic opportunity for us to contribute to local community events. The mini-concert was once again a great success.

Now we are looking forward to having some rest before we be get ready to perform at The Royal Albert Hall on 26th March 2018. Making it our second time this academic year!!!

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Choir performance at the Royal Albert Hall

On Wednesday the 1st of November, the choir went on an amazing trip to the Royal Albert Hall. We walked through Hyde Park and it took us about 20 minutes. When we arrived we went through door 6 to the gallery (where we have our lunch and dinner). Later on, we went downstairs to find our chairs and rehearse with our folders which had the songs we had learned in choir. After 2-3 hours we went to the gallery to have our scrumptious lunch and talked about rehearsal. Then we went back down to practice some more songs and then we ate dinner. Next, we changed into our shirts and had Halloween candy that miss gave us.

We then went down to perform. We tried to find our parents then eventually we did. After that, the performance started. Also, we had special dancers from the Adele Stich dance group, and pineapple studios and they were PHENOMENAL! We also had a special choir to come and perform and they were great! After that, we saw the winners for the competition. And then there were a few solos during the songs. After all, we had a great time there. Some of us purchased souvenir teddies to remember the event.

by Nancy and Samira

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