Staverton C.E. Primary School
School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,
Some members of the choir sung carols in Leekes of Melksham on Sunday 2nd December! They did a wonderful job and entertained all the shoppers brilliantly!
The Staverton Senior Choir made up of 20 Year 6 students at our school took part in The Devizes Eisteddfod on Thursday 15th November. They sang confidently and beautifully and came away with the Eisteddfod Choral Prize, a shield, a cup and a cheque for £250! Very well done everybody. Mrs Gurr was so proud of you all!
Here's what the adjudicator said about you:
'Janie Mama- A lovely pure solo at the start. (Well done Alice!) The percussion was a super touch. You held in place so well and listened to each other excellently. You have a very good range of sound and it has forceful persuasion. Pitch held up excellently.'
'Adiemus- A super song and it showed really good singing quality. It had a real sense of performance also. Your best sound is when you keep it on good tone. The piece was very well rehearsed and you did a very good job controlling without a conductor. You could go for some very soft singing now. Well done!'
'The Angel Gabriel- It was lovely to hear you find lots of interest in this carol. Soloists were in very good form (Well done Lilly and Ella!). Keep the singing tone always very beautiful. You certainly have plenty of strength when needed!
'Love Shone Down- You second piece had a lovely gentle opening.(Well done Livia and Ella) Let the other voices make that beauty too. Solo sounds were very elegant (Well done Sienna, Lilly and Alice!)and and everyone knew the piece with excellent security. You performed with very good style and it had lots of persuasive character.
IFORD ARTS GINGERBREAD PROJECT- June 2018
The choir has been involved in a wonderful project organised by Iford Arts. The project is called Gingerbread and uses Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy tale opera 'Hansel and Gretel as its stimulus. After a launch day at the Wiltshire Music Centre the children were involved in 2 days of workshops with children from Walwayne Court School. They together created their very own opera based on the Hansel and Gretel story. Led by professional opera singers, composers and theatre directors they wrote the words and music and put forward their ideas for the choreography, the staging and dramatic action. They then performed their opera to an admiring and appreciative audience!
On Friday 24th March we were treated to a concert by our talented brass, keyboard, piano, violin and guitar players. The pupils demonstrated real progress and commitment to learning and performing with their instrument. Thank you to all our music teachers who supported the children during the concert and have worked hard with them over the year. Thank you to Mrs. Gurr for all her hard work organising the event. An enjoyable afternoon was had by parents, children, and staff.