Bolton’s Last Choir Singing
Monday, 08 April 2019
The Upper School Choir has been named Bolton’s Last Choir Singing!
The Bolton and South heat of the Last Choir Singing competition, which is run by True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners to celebrate musical education in Lancashire, took place at Bolton’s Victoria Hall. The Junior Boys sang two pieces: ‘We are the Stars in the Sky’, which was written for the competition and was the compulsory part of their entry, and ‘Look at the World’ by John Rutter.
Following a beautiful performance, the Upper School Choir was named the winner. They will now go forward to the Last Choir Singing Final on 21 June. They will need to learn another compulsory song for this stage of the competition.
Earlier in March, the Upper School Choir also sang at the Regional heat of the Music for Youth competition in the splendid surroundings of Rochdale Town Hall. The boys were drawn last to perform, but enjoyed watching the other instrumental and choral performances while they waited for their turn. When the time came, they sang ‘Salley Gardens’ and their two Last Choir Singing pieces. The boys were highly commended for their performance by the adjudicators and invited to sing at the National Festival in Birmingham in July.
Musical activities have not been limited to just the older Junior Boys: members of the Lower School Choir in Year 4 performed at the AJIS Music Festival held at Bury Grammar School, where they sang ‘Hushabye Mountain’ from the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and ‘Roller Ghoster’. In addition, the whole of Year 4 visited the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool for a concert by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. ‘Sound Values’ featured music reflecting British Values and the presenter explained more about the composers and music throughout. At the end, the Junior Boys joined with all the other children in the audience to sing ‘This is Our Song’.
Click here to watch the Upper School Choir’s performance of ‘Look at the World’ from the Bridgewater Hall Gala Concert.
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