On 13th July, 52 members of North Lakes School choir travelled to The Sage, Gateshead for a galactic singing extravaganza. The Sage is a big, abstract building, which you may have seen on the ITV news – some choir members said it resembled a spaceship! Inside is a huge stage where live musicians were singing and playing the accompaniments and backings for our tunes and songs. They were all dressed up in their best space themed outfits, as were many of our choir!
Over 1,300 young voices from all over the North East and Cumbria sang their hearts out at “The Big Sing Goes Galactic”. We sang lots of songs throughout the afternoon including: The Northern Lights, Rocket Man, The Final Countdown, Half the World Away, Reach for the Stars, and many more. Once again, some Y5&6 took along flutes, clarinets and even guitars and Mrs Tuffin came along with us too. During the term she has been teaching us instrumental parts – a particular favourite of the clarinet group was Reach. It was a fantastic opportunity to accompany so many voices and live instrumentalists!
This was the first visit for many of the new choir members and the last one for our Year Six singers! Many thanks to all our helpers: Miss Downes, Mrs Rainsley, Mrs Varty, Mrs Soulsby, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Tuffin, Mrs Watson and Miss Rollings, who were also singing and dancing in the aisles alongside the children!