It's been a slightly quieter term for North Lakes School Choir this term, but that isn't to say we have not been busy! We have kept up our regular practices and we are really pleased to welcome our new members form Years 3, 4 and 5. There have been some great opportunities this term such as Singing up at Winters Park, where we entertained the residents, and a performance at the Summer Bingo in front of a record crowd. This was one of our more trickier performances this year because it was so busy and there was nowhere for us to stand to perform! It was also really difficult to hear our backing tracks over the excited bingo crowed, but despite this we really enjoyed our evening.
This year we are very excited to announce that the Choir and Instrumentalist visit will be to Wicked at the Palace Theatre in Manchester in November. Details will be sent to all choir members in as soon as we return in September
Some thoughts on Y6 Journeys in Choir..
'I first joined Choir in Year 3. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it has been a part of my life ever since. We have regular practices, sometimes more than one a week when we are leading up to a performance. I thoroughly enjoy it especially as all my friends go too. Our school is a Platinum ‘Sing Up’ school, one of only a few in the country. Our choir leader is Mr Soulsby. He encourages us to do our best and works us hard but he also does fun things with us. As well as performing in school in front of parents and family, we have also had amazing opportunities to perform in some enormous venues such as St Andrew's Church, the Sands centre in Carlisle, Penrith Leisure Centre, the Roundhouse Theatre in London and also the Sage Theatre in Gateshead. I have been a singing leader for about 3 years now which involves helping people in my team, Red Pike, to learn songs. We learn lots of styles of song, ranging from rock and pop to ballads and folk songs from around the world. As a privilege for attending choir we have been allowed to go on fantastic trips to see musical shows such as Wicked, Mamma Mia, Annie, Lion King and Joseph and the Technicolour dream coat. I have honestly had the best time of my life in the choir. Mr Soulsby has been brilliant and I would highly recommend joining North Lakes Schools choir to anyone who loves music and has a reasonable singing voice. You will absolutely love it! Thanks Mr Soulsby'