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Year 6 Full Circle Performance at the Royal Albert Hall!

By | Concert, Performance

In November a group of Y6’s were involved in an 8 week project with Newham Music and Lister Community school which saw hundreds of children from different schools around Newham perform together at the Royal Albert Hall.

It was an amazing occasion here are the thoughts of one of our Y6’s Aanya on the performance at the Royal Albert Hall:

 

For the first time ever, some lucky Year 6 children went to the Music For Youth proms (MFY) at the Royal Albert Hall! They performed in front of hundreds of people on the 12th of November. All of these children had to learn four songs written by Newham pupils from Lister Secondary: We stick like bricks, Unbreakable lines, Now I can do anything and the finale song The future is Us. Thinking back on this wonderful experience, these songs were very inspirational.

It wasn’t scary performing in front of a large audience  because I realised that many other people were also beside me. It encouraged me to keep on singing and not to be afraid. I loved the songs as three of them were very motivation, however one of them was sad.

 

I would love to do this again. I want to have the same feeling again like I had when I was on stage. It was a great experience for all Year 6 children.

Magnard Ensemble Gallions concert

By | Concert

 

Cavatina arranged for the Magnard Ensemble to come and join us for a 1 hour Chamber music concert. We chose an audience of Y5 Orchestra students and the children that have additional instrumental lessons. The children were treated to a wonderful classical pieces listening to instruments some had never heard before. They engaged with the ensemble as they performed different songs and talked about their instruments the flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet and French Horn.

 

It was a great morning  showing once again not only the power of music but that the children at Gallions can enjoy and be enthralled by classical music.

 

A massive thank you to Tom and everyone at the Cavatina Trust who made this happen.

 

Creative Schools Symposium 2020 Choir Performance

By | Concert, Performance

 

The Creative Schools Symposium takes place every two years at Stratford Circus bringing arts organisatioins together with schools to see how they can work together to run creative projects for children in schools. Gallions were invited to give a performance during the break and the Y4s and a handful of Y5s from choir came down to perform.

The choir performed 3 songs including a wonderful rendition of Hallelujah with Choir lead Emma adding some cello to the children’s voices to heighten the experience for those watching.

Given the unusual performance setting and number of adults they were performing to the children did an exceptional job wowing the crowd. They gave a lovely performance that everyone really enjoyed. Great performance experience for the children.

Thank you Creative Schools Symposium and Stratford Circus for having Gallions perform.

Year 5 Musicianship concert

By | Concert, Performance

 

Inspired by listening to the BBC Ten Pieces and Hans Zimmers ‘Earth’ each class in Y5 formed their own orchestra and composed a piece to perform around the theme “space” a direct link to their classroom projects.

The children came together with their different instruments and under the expert guidance of Musicianship and Cello teacher Emma experimented with different sounds to create their pieces.

They performed to Y3 and Y4 in a one off afternoon concert and did an extremely professional job. Another great example of music linking to the curriculum, children playing their instruments more and creating their music.