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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.

Gallions Spring Music Concert 2019

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We held the Gallions Spring Music concert in the main hall on Friday March 29th. Just fewer than 100 children took part in performances for a big crowd of friends, family and staff. The audience enjoyed performances from our Senior and Junior Choirs, our Y4 Handel Violin Group and Y6 Handel Cello group and our Y3 & 4 Cello & Double Bass ensemble BASS ATTACK! We also saw the debut of Gallions first String quartet featuring three Violins and a Cello sounding quite wonderful.

The Junior Orchestra premiered a new composition from Composer Stephen Chadwick who will be working with Gallions more as our first composer in residence. The piece arguably generated the largest ovation of the afternoon.

We closed the show as always with two fine pieces from our Senior Orchestra who are really beginning to shape up nicely as we enter the final term.

The Music Team once again did an incredible job putting together an wonderful display of our children’s musical brilliance.