Create and Sing Carmen – Toreador!

Year 5 are going to be performing their own version of “Carmen”. It is a very dramatic opera which means we will be telling the story through the music. The Royal opera House have created a special version for schools.

We have learnt to sing the song “Toreador” – you can watch the video here to remind yourself how it goes!

 

A very special choir for a very special day.

As you will know our school community celebrated a very special anniversary this week. Father John asked for 80 adult volunteers to make up a choir to sing in the Mass. Some of the volunteers were very nervous. They had to come to several rehearsals and really concentrate hard as some of the music they were singing was quite tricky. They did a great job! Maybe some of your parents were part of the choir? I spotted Mrs Malone and Mrs Isaacs in the front row of the sopranos!

 

I popped into their final rehearsal to have a listen and I made a few recordings of them. Do have a listen and leave them a comment. I really think they should all be congratulated on blending their voices to create such a beautiful sound.

To you, O lord I lift my soul.

This is my body

Et Investus est Justus

 

Don’t they sound fantastic? Well done to everyone who took part.

It was a busy day for Mrs Malone – as well as singing in the choir she was given a very special award in recognition of the incredible work she has done in the Church for the last 30 years! Well done Mrs Malone!

 

And finally, here are a few snaps of the choir and of everyone celebrating back at the school.