'Once Upon A Time' Summer Concert
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
The Junior Girls transported their audience to ‘Once Upon A Time’ at their wonderful Summer Concert.
Opening with ‘I Remember Just Being Small’ by Lin Marsh to transport parents and family members back to childhood, the girls promised that their programme of songs and poetry would ‘Sing Us A Story’, and they certainly delivered!
There were Disney classics to enjoy with renditions of ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘The Bare Necessities’. The girls also sang ‘Truly Scrumptious / Doll in a Box’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and ‘Do Re Mi’ from The Sounds of Music, as well as more modern Musical fare: ‘Naughty’ from Matilda and three songs from Seussical the Musical.
There were also plenty of poem recitations, including highlights from Roald Dahl’s ‘Dirty Beasts’ collection and Dr Seuss’s ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’. The Year 3 pupils performed Spanish poem ‘El Gigante Que Tiene Hambe’ (The Hungry Giant) with wonderful props and actions to describe what was happening in each stanza. This was followed by the Sondheim song ‘There are Giants in the Sky’.
In amongst the monsters and magical happenings, there was also a section about growing up – or not, in the case of Peter Pan who sang the song ‘I Won’t Grow Up’! Some Year 3 pupils asked “When I’m grown up, who will I be?” in a poem by Anne Faundez, while girls in Year 4 gave a ‘Warning’ in the form of Jenny Joseph’s now-famous poem: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple. With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.” The whole school sang about all the different possibilities in their future in two songs by Lin Marsh, ‘Maybe’ and ‘The Flames of Life’, interspersed with a poem titled ‘The Voice’.
‘So Long, Farewell’ from The Sound of Music served as the perfect finale to the Junior Girls’ Summer Concert.