Royal Albert Hall – tickets go on sale this Monday!

From Monday 2nd February tickets go on sale for Music is for Life 2015 – Backstories. You can buy them direct from The Royal Albert Hall Box Office. Telephone 020 7589 8212. The concert is on Tuesday 21st April at 7pm.

You can get each ticket for up to £3 cheaper if you are able to go up to the Royal Albert Hall and but the tickets in person. We expect that the concert will be sold out so don’t leave it too long to get your tickets.

To help you decide where to sit here is a chart showing where our children will be sitting

.Diagram of RAH Mass Choir Seating

This will be a chance of a life time for year 5 children! It is an incredible experience taking part in such a wonderful concert in such a prestigious building. We are really looking forward to it!

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RAH Royal Albert Hall tickets go on sale this Monday!

Our LIVE broadcast!!!

Next Tuesday is going to be an extremely exciting day as Sing Up have chosen our school to host a live webinar! Teachers from all over the country will be watching children from our school demonstrate. The webinar is being led by Gitika who is an amazing musican and vocal leader. You can see her in action here leading some teacher training for Musical Futures

Here are some of the children who will be taking part FullSizeRender 1 Our LIVE broadcast!!!FullSizeRender Our LIVE broadcast!!!

Holocaust Memorial Day – Different Trains Movement 2

This Tuesday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by soldiers of the Soviet army. The day is a national mark of respect for all victims of the holocaust as well as other victims of genocide.

The video below is a piece of music composed by Steve Reich. He interviewed 3 people who had survived life in the camps. He then used their speech patterns to compose melodies for some stringed instruments. You can hear sounds of trains and sirens. It is a very powerful piece of music that bears witness to terrible suffering.

We played, we laughed

we were loved.

We were ripped from the arms of our

parents and thrown into the fire.

We were nothing more than children.

We had a future. We were going to be

lawyers, rabbis, wives, teachers, mothers.

We had dreams, then we had no hope.

We were taken away in the dead of night

like cattle in cars, no air to breathe

smothering, crying, starving, dying.

Separated from the world to be no more.

From the ashes, hear our plea. This

atrocity to mankind can not happen

again. Remember us, for we were the

children whose dreams and lives were

stolen away.

By Barbara Sondek