Our incredible Chamber Choir performed a repertoire of their incredible singing for us to end their learning over the year. We hope you love hearing the children singing. They have the voice of angels. We are so blessed. Well done Chamber Choir. Thank you to Lucy Haigh, our Choral Director who teaches the children so well each week too. We hope you enjoy our beautiful end of year performance.
Whole School Music Evidence: Music across our school
Chamber Choir Singing June 2021 at Leeds Cathedral for The Bishop and Leeds Headteachers
Our Chamber Choir visited The Leeds Cathedral on 24th June 2021 to sing a repertoire of songs for The Annual Headteacher's Mass with The Bishop of Leeds. The children sung a large repertoire of secular songs including:
On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's cry (C Coffin 1676-1749)
As I went down to the river to pray (Trad Arr; Alex Kyle)
The Sanctus (Missa Mundi, John Duggan)
The Agnes Dei (Missa Mundi, John Duggan)
Brother James' Air (James Bain, Arr, Gordon Jacob)
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (W. Chatterton Dix 1837-1898)
The standard was extraordinary, praised by The Bishop of Leeds and many Head Teachers in our Diocese, with one noted below:
"It was noticeable that not only did the children sing some quite complex repertoire in parts, in tune and with confidence, but they were also clearly paying close attention to their MD, which shows a very professional attitude! Outstanding St Anthony's!"
I am so proud of you all Chamber Choir!
Chamber Choir have been very busy rehearsing for our carol concert! They sound amazing and can't wait to share their singing with you all.
Reception - Samba Drumming!
We had a fantastic afternoon becoming a class samba band! We learnt all about the names of the different samba instruments and how to play them. It was really important to use our good looking eyes to watch the conductor so we knew when to play and when to stop. Look at our fantastic performance! We even took turns to be the conductor, telling our friends when to play and when to stop. We had so much fun exploring these instruments and making lots of noise!
Reception Music Club
Year 1 & 2 May 2021 - Inspired by Music
St Anthony's had a visit from David Pipe and his friend, who are both musical experts! The children were shown a range of different instruments and explored how they work. We then looked at different musical notes, and how they sound on a range of instruments. The children asked such insightful questions about the instruments and joined in with a few familiar songs. I know that many of them are certainly inspired to learn a musical instrument now! Take a look at one of the songs which was shared below...
We have been learning how to play the chime bars in music club. Look at some of us playing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'.
Year 1: The inter-related dimensions of music.
Year 2 Music - "Sounds of the Sea" project
Year 2 - The Little Sing
Year 1 & 2 - Inspired by Music
Year 2 and Year 1 Skylar Music Project
Years Reception, One and Two Christmas Music Performance: A little bird told me
Year 3 Cornet.
For Spring 2, Summer 1 and Summer 2; Year 3 will be having a 1 hr session per week on playing the cornet. Here are some photos from their very first session. The children were learning how to hold the instrument and make a sound out of it correctly (it's harder than it looks!). They all did an excellent job and even managed to play the song 'A sailor went to Sea' in their first lesson! Well done Year 3!
Year 3 Music - Ukulele
Year 3 are learning to play a variety of simple tunes on the ukulele by learning basic chords. They have also been developing their knowledge of rhythm by experimenting with body percussion.
Year 4 Cornet
Our Year 4 class put on a concert to demonstrate the skills they have learnt during their whole class instrumental lessons. They have achieved such a lot in just 3 half terms!
Year 5 - The Big Samba!
As part of our music curriculum, Year 5 have really enjoyed learning samba drums and the rhythms of Brazil's most prominent form of music and dance! One of the most exciting elements of samba is the range of percussion instruments. While every instrument has its own sound and serves its own particular purpose, the cumulative effect energises the listener so they have no choice but to dance! We have learnt to play the surdo, tamborim, ganza and agogo bells! We are currently perfecting our final performance - watch this space!
Year 5 - We are listeners!
In Year 5, we have been focusing on listening to and appraising music from the past. We started by developing our musical vocabulary and understating the meaning of words such as structure, texture, timbre, pitch and tempo. We then embarked on our Musical Historians project listening carefully to music from the past and responding creatively to this. Opinions really varied across Year 5 as we listened to music by various composers: L’hom Arme, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and The Sugar Plum Fairy. We responded creatively to the music by completing listening logs and talked about how the music made us feel inside. We then compared the music to music we might listen to today. Have a look at some of our listening logs...
Year 6 Glockenspiels
Year 6 - The Big Sing
On Wednesday 6th November, Year 6 attended 'The Big Sing' at Mount St. Mary's. In the morning, we all prepared for a special liturgy by learning new songs and actions as well as selecting children to learn a new dance and read bidding prayers. After lunch, along with many other children from Catholic primary schools across Leeds, we participated in the special liturgy. We had so much fun!
Our school choir take part in the annual Young Voices Concert at Sheffield.