St. Mary's Vocal Group is a large group of Key Stage Two voices, who meet on a Tuesday afternoon. We have a busy schedule of appearances, and therefore a strict commitment code of a term at a time. New joiners are welcomed three times a year: on the first rehearsal in September; on the first rehearsal after Young Voices in January; and on the first rehearsal after Easter. Once a term has been committed to at the first rehearsal, attendance is mandatory at all rehearsals that term.
Children are given every encouragement and opportunity to be a part of this group, but ultimately it is their choice. Children who are not happy to take part will not be made to do so. It is purely voluntary on the part of the child.
Our fantastic singers not only lead Whole School Praise Worship every week with their wonderful voices, but they also:
We also are regularly called upon to perform at additional events through the year.
Our next opportunity for new joiners will be on 14th January 2020.
On the evening of Friday 11th March 2016, we were privileged to take the choir to the Don Valley Music Festival at Sir Thomas Wharton Community College.
What a fantastic experience!
The turnout was brilliant, thanks to the wonderful support of our parents. The children were beyond nervous to be stood on the huge stage in front of a very full and scary-looking audience, but stepped up to the plate and delivered a highly entertaining and lively set.
The comments received were:
"The choir were well set-up on the stage. Good actions from the start. You have some VERY GOOD sounds; just need to have more confidence in the higher notes - good that the song had some higher notes today, though. Work at those higher notes - you can do it!
Super rhythm here and really effective actions, confident performing - really singing to the audience. Front people very confidently "leading" but I saw those behind doing very well, too! Keep it up!"
All choir members to receive FOUR merits for a sterling job well done!