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!
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
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.
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!!!
The school choir has had an extremely busy since December so far. Last week, we went to Regent Hall on Oxford Street to rehearse for the Tri-Borough Christmas festival in preparation for the actual concert which took place this week.
It was a very successful concert, with the choir on fine form!
The Hallfield Primary School Choir was invited to sing during the switching on of the Christmas lights in Queensway.
There were some famous people there and we are really proud we could contribute to this fabulous local community event!
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
The school choir is working really hard to get ready for a concert at The Royal Albert Hall. The great event will take place on 1st November 2017. We are really looking forward to performing on this world-famous stage.