Singin’ In The Rain

March 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Singin' in the rain...

Singin’ in the rain…

Another busy week for all things music at Farsley Farfield! There were lots of instrument lessons as always with children continuing their good work on keyboard, guitar, recorder, fife, violin and voice. Key Stage Two continued singing in the style of the blues, performing a rewritten version of James Brown’s hit “I Feel Good” in Special Mention Assembly on Friday morning. Key Stage One learnt a song about spring chickens (all yellow AND small!) in preparation for Year One’s performance on Tuesday. Sing and Strum Club learnt 3 new songs, with children writing their own ukulele-themed lyrics for the well known song If You’re Happy and You Know It (tap your uke!).

Sing and Strum Club usually puts a full stop on music for the week at Farfield but on Saturday, Farsley Farfield Choir performed fabulously at Farsley Farmers’ Market. Comprising of Year 5 girls, they performed bravely in the pouring rain and howling wind, singing songs from a wide range of genres. They impressed the public with their effort, determination and their singing and I know both Mrs Sloan and Mr Sharp are extremely proud of them. Many thanks to those parents who supported the children in doing this, we look forward to performing at the market again!

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Bradford Cathedral Choir

March 23, 2015 at 8:01 am

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Another very busy week at Farsley Farfield with a whole host of instrumental and whole class lessons going on! Key Stage Two were delighted, though, to welcome some special visitors on Thursday…

Ann Foster and Alexander Woodrow, of Bradford Cathedral Choir, joined Key Stage Two on Thursday morning to offer the children the opportunity to join the choir. Alex explained a little about the history of the church and also the amazing social opportunities available whilst discussing how the choir works.

Alex also led Key Stage Two in some vocal warm ups, including control of breathing and singing in canon.

The children and staff were very impressed with what the choir offers; a chance to sing as part of a group, free piano and music theory lessons, opportunities to perform across the country and the continent and the chance to appear on BBC’s Songs of Praise.

Footage from the choir’s recent appearance on Songs of Praise can be found below. The choir perform a song at 5:33 of the video.

If you are interested in joining the choir then please get in touch with either the choir or school. Both will be extremely happy to help.

Children! What did you think of the choir? Would you want to perform all over the country? I know I would!

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