2nd February 2017
The new year brought about a new event in the diary for both Barrow Hills and King Edward’s. Having held a hugely successful Orchestral Day in 2016, it was the turn of our many singers to take centre stage. On Friday 27 January, eleven children from Barrow Hills joined King Edward’s 1st Form and Chapel Choirs for a full day of singing.
A wide variety of music was on the agenda and not a moment was to be lost from the outset. After enjoying a hot chocolate, the Lower School launched into learning four new songs; Hey Mr Miller, Power in me and traditional numbers Suo Gân and Hashivenu. Members from the Upper School Choir turned out in force throughout the day to go through music to be sung for the Bridewell Service at Southwark Cathedral. It was wonderful to see children take on such challenging music without intimidation. The repertoire included I was glad and Blest pair of Sirens as well as Locus iste.
It was an incredible showcase of talent for both Schools, and a testament to what can be achieved within such a small space of time. Interwoven into the programme of the day were several individual performances by singers and various instrumentalists including: Anna (violin) Allegro in E; Imogen (voice) A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square; Julien (horn) Song of dusk. A perfect way to end a busy week for pupils and audience alike.