Friday 30th November 2019- the first public outing for the Staverton School Choir this academic year. Well done everyone for singing so beautifully at Leekes of Melksham. Everyone seemed to love hearing you sing a variety of Christmas songs- some old traditional ones but also some fabulous new up-beat ones like Midnight! It was so lovely to see so many grown-ups too. Special thanks to Miss Jefferys and Miss Billingham who came along to support us.Thank you all for coming!
Friday 19th July- We held anInstrumental Concert after school. Eighteen children who receive instrumental lessons in school took part in the concert and performed confidently to a very appreciative audience. Well done everybody! We were very grateful to Mrs Winning Hart and Mrs Tunney who came into school to support and accompany their students.
Tuesday July 2nd 2019- The Hilperton Recorder Players came to give us a special concert. We loved hearing them play and it was so interesting to find out about all the different sizes of recorder!
Tuesday 2nd April- Ten Year 6 girls visited the residents of The Old Vicarage. They had something slightly different to offer this time- they sung some old favourites and accompanied themselves on ukulele! The residents seemed to love their performance and even joined in with some of the songs. One resident taught us all the second verse of 'You are my sunshine.' It was a really lovely afternoon and the girls were delighted to be presented with an Easter egg each as they left!
March 7th 2019-It was so lovely hearing the Year 6 children singing and playing ukuleles in assembly today! They looked fabulous in their World Book Day costumes too!
On Saturday 15th December the Year 6 Choir performed in an evening concert in Edington Priory Church. It was an incredibly special occasion and once again they sang beautifully. Very well done, all of you.
We all enjoyed listening to our wonderful pianists playing in an extended assembly on Wednesday 12th December. Many thanks to their dedicated teacher Mrs Winning Hart.
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.
Our talented pianists played in a concert on Tuesday 3rd July. Many thanks to their inspirational teacher, Mrs Winning-Hart.
Some of our wonderful violinists played in a concert after school- Monday 2nd July.
Taking part in the Family Service at St Michael's Church, Hilperton. Sunday 1st July.
On Tuesday 19th June, 40 children from years 3,4 and 5 went off to the Hidden Woods to take part in the opera Hansel and Gretel. ACT 1
We walked to a different part of the forest and found that Hansel and Gretel were lost! ACT 2
Finally we arrived at The Gingerbread house- the home of the witch! ACT 3
We were all given a gingerbread biscuit at the end!
Singing workshop with opera singer Lynsey Docherty
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!
We loved going to see the Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra at the Wiltshire Music Centre. They played Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.
These children wrote their own compositions inspired by the cold weather. We all loved hearing them play them on the piano or keyboard.
Our wonderful pianists played in a special assembly..........in their Christmas jumpers!
In December 2017 the Staverton School Choir entertained shoppers in Leekes of Melksham.
In November 2017 the Staverton School Choir were the GUEST CHOIR at the Devizes Eisteddfod Festival Concert!
15 children from the choir sang two hymns on their own at the family service in St Michael's Church, Hilperton today. It was a very uplifting occasion. Many thanks to you and your families. (2nd July 2017)
OTTERS CLASS PLAY 'SPOOKY BLUES' IN ASSEMBLY
We all enjoyed the concert 'Stories in Sound' given by The Berkeley Ensemble. (7th June 2017)
Our amazing choir
Last week the Staverton School Choir sang beautifully for the residents of The Old Vicarage and today got through to the finals of Wiltshire Choir of the Year!
Trip to The Wiltshire Music Centre to see The Primary Live Orchestra.
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.
Carol Service 2016