A Summer of Singing

What a wonderful summer term we had at Cheltenham Children’s Choir and Harmonise in summer 2019! Another trip to the Town Hall, some great achievements by the children, a brass workshop, a visit (or two!) from Brownie Bear, a choir park-party and a fantastic summer concert. Thank you so much to everyone who continually supports the choir to make these great ventures possible.

Here is a photo from our trip to the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts in May 2019, it was a great morning out. We entered a non-competitive class and had the opportunity to perform on the main stage. The singing from these young people was simply beautiful! Thank you to the many other choirs who entertained us too.

We had a great session from Phil and Tom back in April, who showed the choir a bit about brass instruments. Everyone had the opportunity to play them too and we (me included!) even performed a couple of pieces to parents! We also performed our summer concert songs to the brass experts. What a musical morning – thank you very much Phil and Tom!

Our choir members have celebrated some wonderful successes this term in ABRSM music exams, at the Cheltenham Performing Arts Festival and even getting a Blue Peter badge! The festival in May is a wonderful time for music. There were many individuals who performed solos as well as our trip as a choir. Here are just some of the children who performed wonderfully throughout the two weeks.

As our end of term celebration (the morning after our concert – a little bit sleepy!), some of us went to Naunton Park and had a ‘park-party’! Children and families played rounders, ate cake and chatted – what a fantastic morning.

Our summer concert at St Andrew’s Church, Montpellier on Friday 5th July 2019 was just brilliant! The children performed wonderfully and I was so proud of everyone. Harmonise sang some beautiful songs, there were some great solos and even some great movements by the whole choir in ‘Hard Knock Life’ from Annie. We also had the chance to perform with Pamoja Gospel Choir and our final number ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow, was one to remember. Thank you to Pamoja for a wonderful concert and to everyone involved for making this happen. Have a wonderful summer and I am looking forward to next term already… Amber x