During the first week of July, members of NLS choir travelled to The Sage, Gateshead to sing with over 1000 young voices from all over the North East and Cumbria at 'The Big Sing Marches for Peace’. We sang lots of songs throughout the afternoon including: Peace in the Valley, I Got Soul, Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye, Katyusha, In Flanders Fields and many more.
The Sage is a big, abstract building, which you may have seen on the ITV news and 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 Peace and War related costumes! This year, some of us took along our Flutes and Clarinets and Mrs Barkway came along with us too.
During the term she has been teaching us instrumental parts. It was a fantastic opportunity to accompany so many voices and live instrumentalists!
Our day did end up being a little longer than normal due to our bus break down, but it didn’t spoil our great day and we thoroughly enjoyed it – it 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; Mrs Head, Mrs Pickering, Ms Hodgson, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Barkway and Miss Baker, who were also singing and dancing in the aisles alongside the children!