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Cello

We Love Music Recital 2021

By | Concert, Donations, Performance

Press play and enjoy The Gallions Music Trust We Love Music Recital concert

If you have been inspired watching this concert and want to help us to continue supporting our children to be inspired by music please click the link below to give a donation.

https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900001ndiSyAAI

If you give between 12pm on June 8th and 12pm on June 15th, your donation will be matched by The Childhood Trust or one of our own anonymous donors. This means that for every £10 you give, we will receive £22.50 (£10 in match funding and £2.50 in gift aid, assuming you are eligible)!!!

Thank you! 

boy playing cello

Music in Lockdown at Gallions

By | Concert, Donations

At the end of the Summer term the school held their first Virtual music concert. Children that had received bursaries from the Music Trust recorded video performances from their homes which were then compiled to give the school their first virtual concert.

The lockdown has meant that in a year that the school was due to hold an end of term fundraising concert celebrating 20 years of Gallions with our largest orchestra for a number of years our orchestra was disbanded. This did not mean that music died in Gallions, it is far too embedded into the school’s DNA to let that happen! So all children received weekly music assignments with YouTube lessons from their musicianship teachers Aimee and Emma. Some year groups received String worksheets to keep them connected to their instruments. Their instrumental teachers created videos that the children could listen to pieces they played and then answer questions based on what they heard.

Some children were able to continue their individual instrumental lessons via Zoom with their teachers who prepared them to give an end of term performance. And so we had videos of children playing pieces they had learned from their living rooms. It was wonderful. Alongside this in the absence of our orchestras the teachers recorded some pieces for the children to listen and see professionals in action and just what they could be capable of with dedication and hardwork (our kids already have the talent) if they put their mind to it.

I would always much rather have the children playing for their peers in the hall but that being said I am very proud of how all the children performed and how we have managed to keep music at the heart of Gallions during the lockdown.

 

A big thank you to The Clifford Chance Foundation for the grant they gave the Gallions Music Trust that enabled us to provide bursaries to children over the Academic school year.

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.

Gallions Summer Concert 2019

By | Concert

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.