Plymouth Voices

Elizabeth ButcherMusic News

Singing Club at the Pavillions!

Our first big performance of 2018 was on Saturday 3rd February, and when we say big performance, they don’t come music bigger than the Plymouth Pavilions. More than 30 members of the school singing group gathered together with over 200 children from other schools across the city to form Plymouth Voices. This was a fantastic opportunity, organised by Plymouth Music Education Hub, to showcase the musical talent being nurtured in ensembles throughout the city. As well as the massed choir, there were performances from the Royal Marines Band corps of drums, the Plymouth Legacy Choir, The Plymouth Junior Concert band and the Torpoint Stage Band.

Schools involved had all been rehearsing three songs – Hot Chocolate, One and a million and Roller Ghoster, separately, supported by Jess Rowe from the Music Hub to ensure that the performance would come together. As the opening act to the afternoons concert, we waited in nervous excitement before making our way onto the stage. There were so many children involved we barely fitted and the feeling of singing with so many other voices certainly made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. We were especially privileged to be be conducted by the composer of One and a million who was very impressed with the quality and enthusiasm of the children’s performance.

This was a fantastic concert, where once again I was proud to showcase the talent of our children. Not only did they sing brilliantly, but they behaved impeccably, had a fantastic time and were a credit to all of us. Many thanks to all of the parents who supported us by bringing the children out in school uniform over the weekend, many of whom stayed and enjoyed the concert. Huge thanks must also go to Mrs Butcher, Mrs Harding, Mrs Hensman and Miss Tolcher who also came along to help and support the children.

We are now looking forward to our next performance which will be the Plymouth School’s Music competition, on Saturday 17th March at Mutley Baptist Church. We hope to see you all there.