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Concert

Creative Schools Symposium 2020 Choir Performance

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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

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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.

Gallions Summer Concert 2019

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On Thursday 4th July Gallions held their annual Summer Music Concert. As usual the show was opened by our senior choir who performed renditions of “Can’t stop the feeling” and “Water come a me eye” using a range of percussion instruments and some of the singers using body percussion techniques to add to the performance.

The Junior Orchestra then took over with two fine performances. The juniors have been outstanding all year and signed off with a really superb performance. The Y4s are going to bring a lot to the senior orchestra next year and no doubt the Y3’s will take the lead and continue to push the junior orchestra forward.

Bass Attack continued their good form this year taking on one of my personal favourite pieces from last year’s senior orchestra. Given that Bass Attack consists of junior students they did a cracking job performing brilliantly.

We then had two solo performances from two of our leading Y6 players who have consistently been the top instrumentalists of the year group. We wanted to give them a platform to shine one last time before leaving the school. They did not disappoint.

Our Junior choir stepped up to give the audience some laughs with some of their dance moves, but also so much joy when watching and listening to the children sing beautifully.

The Senior Orchestra closed the show with a surprise farewell to Orchestra’s conductor Dan James who is leaving Gallions after 12 years at the school. The surprise saw members of the teaching staff and children that had been taught by Dan rising to their feet in the crowd to sing a song alongside the orchestra especially written by the children for him. After composing himself Dan went onto lead the orchestra one final time and close what was another wonderful Gallions concert.

New Vision Trust MAT Festival of Singing 2019

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Earlier in the year the music leads from the 4 schools that make up the New Vision Multi Academy Trust (MAT) that Gallions are part of began planning a concert that would bring the choirs from the 4 schools together for one very grand performance.

The event took place on Thursday 4th May at Nelson Primary School where their large hall, stage and lighting set up made it the ideal venue for the performance.

The children arrived in the afternoon where they took part in a big vocal warm up with music teachers from each school leading different exercises. The children then had a full run through before heading to the hall for the performance.

Each school performed a song on their own before all coming together to perform 4 songs as a powerful ensemble. It was quite a moment with the voices of all four schools coming together to show the power of singing. There was a good crowd of parents to watch including a handful of our parents who had made the trip.

We were the only choir to perform accapella and our choir lead Emma did a great job in showing elements of the Kodaly methods of music education that our provision is built on. It was a great experience for our children to visit another school and perform on a different stage. They did the school very proud.