Music and Performance Events

Christ Church has Got Talent:
 
On Wednesday morning, the students from Reception to year 4 proved to us that beyond all measure of a doubt, Christ Church HAS got talent, and loads of it at that! We were treated to an incredibly sparkling display of creativity from the children during the Christ Church’s Got Talent show that lasted all morning. From Egyptian belly dancing and choreographed musical numbers to a harp performance and a joke telling duo, we laughed, we cried, we were astounded and amazed by the wonderful variety of acts we witnessed. We will be looking forward to the second instalment from our year 5s and 6s next week as they show off their talents on the penultimate day of term for Christ Church’s Got Talent, episode 2!
Joint Schools Concert:
 
Year 5 and KS2 choir performed in a joint schools concert in the Clifton College chapel on Tuesday evening. 74 children from Year 5 and KS2 choir have been rehearsing with the children at Clifton College over the previous term. This is the second occasion we have partnered with Clifton College for this concert. It was a magical occasion with exceptional performances from all of the children. Miss Moorman and the music teacher at the college achieved something very special with the children. The enjoyment and pride was tangible in the children’s singing. A huge thank you to all who supported the children on the night;parents, guests and staff at both schools. We have thanked the College for their hospitality, T-shirts and sharing their wonderful Chapel with us.
 
Year 3&4 Mini concert:
 
This morning the students from years 3 and 4 gave us a real treat in the form of an extraordinarily varied mini concert. We listened to choreographed singing ensembles, solo instrumental performances, electric guitar riffs, and the music genres ranged from folk songs to classical to good old fashioned rock and roll! All of the children practised so hard and performed so well, we were as proud as punch to see them up there like shining stars. Congratulations to all! A special mention goes out to Seth, who arranged and performed his own piano rendition of Life on Mars by Bowie. What a true star!
Easter Service:
 
Thank you to all who were able to join our Easter service at the Church on Thursday. It was a most enjoyable service to end our term. The children’s singing was beautiful, Reception looked fabulous in their Easter bonnets and we all felt a warm welcome from the Church.

 

Christmas Service:

 

Our Community choir opened the service with a few Christmas favourites and Year 3 led the Nativity story ably narrated by Joe and Lula. Miss Moorman had prepared some beautiful musical arrangements which our KS2 choir and ensembles sang most impressively, and Gin Woo performed a beautiful piece on the cello. It was a great way to end the term; thank you to the Church for their hospitality.

 

Harvest Festival at Christ Church
 
We were treated to a cacophony of music, singing, poetry and prayer by all years of the school at the Church this morning.  We have said thank you for the food, fish, plants, water and sunshine that make our lives so wonderful and full, and thought about those less fortunate than ourselves in parts of the world where there is drought and famine.
 
Thank you to the Church for hosting us, to the Christ Church community choir for singing us in, and to all the parents who came to join in our celebration.
Summer Concert at Colston Hall:
 
The KS2 choir did Christ Church proud this week in the annual summer concert at Colston Hall led by Bristol Plays Music. The theme of the night was stories, and our choir along with choirs from another 10 Bristol schools raised the roof with songs from Matilda, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and much more. The concert literally started off with a bang from the Taiko drumming ensemble performing a piece inspired by William Blake’s “Tyger Tyger”, which featured one child from each school – Jake Rogers represented Christ Church in this number with great enthusiasm! We were treated to other superb performances such as a choral speaking group performing from “A child of books” by Oliver Jeffers, and a dance number by the ballet troupe from St. Bede’s School  adding a little bit of magic to “Lady Dressed in White”. We then celebrated Colston Halls’ 150th birthday spectacularly when the lights went out, and each child turned on a candle and sang “Happy Birthday”. It really was amazing to see almost 600 candles lighting up the stage in the midst of total darkness. You can follow the youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqK6t-Gnw-Q to watch this part of the concert. As usual, Christ Church KS2 choir represented the school beautifully and showed immaculate manners and behaviour throughout. Well done choir!
African Drumming:
 
Year 2 had such a fantastic time with Adam from Chango Drumming. We learnt rhythms and songs, rooted in West African culture and each were given a real djembé to play on. We practised keeping a beat, explored the different sounds that could be made and played along to a traditional farming song.  
A Very Hopeless Camel:
 
What a fabulous performance of a 'The Very Hopeless Camel' by our Years 1 and 2.  The children showed themselves to be very accomplished and comfortable on the stage; singing, dancing and speaking. Thank you for all who supported the singing, lighting, staging and costumes and to all who attended to show appreciation for the children's efforts.
 
 
A Little Bird told Me:
 
What a delightful performance of a 'A little bird told me' by our youngest children in the school.  The children showed themselves to be very accomplished and comfortable on the stage; singing, dancing and speaking. Well done also to our Year 6's who supported them with excellent narating