MUSIC @ COLDFALL

WHAT WE'RE DOING

Monday 4 June at 7:00pm Year 5 Perform at the Royal Albert Hall

Monday 11 June at 3pm: Year One African Music Concert

Monday 18 June at 3pm: Pelican Ukulele Concert

Tuesday 19 June at 3pm: Puffin Ukulele Concert

Thursday 21 June at 3pm: Peacock Ukulele Concert

Wednesday 27 June at 3pm: Year Three Recorder Concert

Sunday 1 July at 3pm: Choir perform ‘Carmina Burana’ at The Queen Elizabeth Hall

Monday 2 July at 3pm: Woodwind Concert (selected students)

Tuesday 3 July at 9am: Violin Concert (selected students)

Friday 6 July: Year One Trip to see the London Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 11 July at 2:45: Piano Concert 1 (selected students)

Wednesday 11 July at 2:55: Piano Concert 2 (selected students)

Thursday 12 July Lower Hall  at 9am: Trumpet concert (selected students)

Monday 16 July: Year 6 Production

Tuesday 17 July: Year 6 Production

Wednesday 18 July: Year 6 Production

Learn at Home

Carmina Burana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOVP7qfWMA8

Children should learn:

1. Movement starting at 39.00 and finishing at 42.10
2. Movement starting at 52.00 and finishing at 54.16
Oh Fortuna

Pronunciations:

Royal Albert Hall Concert

Year 5 and 6 Concert

Lyrics 

Ukulele Resources

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Year 3 Recorder Practice

CLICK HERE to see the music

Year 5 Gospel Choir Lyrics

POWEPOINT

USEFUL LINKS

Letters To Parents

 

 

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything” (Plato)

At Coldfall we believe that all children should be inspired by music and that every student has the right to an outstanding music education.

We aim for children to develop a love of music, developing intrinsic musical skill, knowledge and understanding. We are also passionate about the power of music and the impact it can have on a person’s emotional, social, personal development and well-being.

Music News

Choir Performance at Union Chapel

The school choir sang their hearts at the Music for Youth Regional Festival at the beautiful Union Chapel. The children were delighted to have the opportunity to sing in such a spectacular venue. It was wonderful to hear performances from other schools and the feedback from the professional mentors was overwhelmingly positive.

https://youtu.be/B4vOEWOjdSM

Congratulations to the mighty Wren class for their well-deserved victory in the year 6 Samba competition. Expert judges Mrs. Hohl, Mr. Plato and Miss. Colquhoun were astounded by their rhythmic accuracy and presentation “Your performance evoked a real sense of carnival and spirit. For a moment I forgot it was a grey, cold February afternoon in North London. It was as if I’d returned to the stadiums of Rio where I too was a famous Samba champion.” (Mr. Plato 06/02/2018)

Year 5 Composition Workshop – w/c 15/01/18

Last week year 5 participated in a workshop with professional composer Laura Forest-Hay. Laura is composing a piece of music of based on Coldfall Woods to be performed at The Royal Hall and over the last two weeks the students have been writing poetry and music that will feed into the piece she is composing. This is particularly exciting as some Coldfall students will be involved in performing this piece at The Royal Albert Hall in June.

Christmas Concerts for EducAid – w/c 18/12/17

On the 18 and 19 December we hosted our annual Christmas Concerts which feature every child in years 5 and 6, VOX boys’ choir, staff choir and staff band. The quality of the performances was better than ever and we raised over £4000 for EducAid.

On Friday 9th September all of year 5 attended an inspiring performance of Malcom Williamson’s ‘English Eccentrics’ by British Youth Opera. The children were treated to superb singing by some of this country’s finest young opera singers with orchestral accompaniment by the South bank Sinfonia.

School Choir Perform at The Wigmore Hall – 07/12/17

The school choir were over the moon to perform on the stage of yet another amazing concert hall. This time they sang Oh Holy Night as part of a Winter Singing Festival.

Click here to watch their performance:

Rock School at Alexandra Palace – 04/12/17

Children from year 5 and 6 were invited to attend a Rock and Pop festival at Alexandra Palace which was hosted by Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Children participated in workshops in drums, bass, guitar, piano and singing. They also watched performances from professional musicians.

School Choir Perform at The Barbican – 12/11/18

In November the school choir performed in the London premier of a new work by Roland Perrin – ‘Rio Amazonas’. They also performed a choral song cycle called ‘Five Brazilian Songs’ This concert was part of The London Jazz Festival series and the children were extremely excited to be part of such a high profile event; performing interesting new music with exceptional professional musicians.

Click here to see a snippet of the children’s rehearsal:

 

 

What We’re Learning

All children in the school receive weekly music lessons with a specialist teacher. Our curriculum aims to give children the opportunity to develop performance, composition and listening skills through exploring a variety of musical styles, traditions and genres and by taking part in a wide range of activities including; African Drumming, Music Technology, Samba, and whole class instrumental tuition in trumpet, clarinet, violin and guitar. Children also learn to read staff notation and explore classical music through creative projects.

 

Reception: All About Me

Year One: The Ginger Bread Man

Year Two: Rhythm, Pitch and Pulse

Year Three: Recorder

Year Four: Ukulele

Year Five: Minimalism

Year Six: Garage Band

Singing

Coldfall is a “Platinum Singing School” and singing is embedded into our daily routine, through singing assemblies, staff singing and our choirs. We also use singing across the school to enhance learning in all curriculum areas.

Instruments

Over 300 of our talented children learn an instrument through school, and even more have private lessons. We give our children the opportunity to develop their performance skills through school Orchestra and the ‘Golden Book Recital Series’ – whereby every Golden Book assembly includes a musical performance.

Music Gallery