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
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
Royal Albert Hall Concert
Year 5 and 6 Concert
Year 3 Recorder Practice
Year 5 Gospel Choir Lyrics
Here are some links to organisations that offer music programmes for children and families.
London Philharmonic Orchestra – http://www.lpo.org.uk/education/out-of-school.html
London Symphony Orchestra – www.lso.co.uk/lso-discovery
Southbank Centre Voicelab – http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/voicelab
Royal Albert Hall – http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/children-and-families/
Wigmore Hall – http://wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning/family-events
Royal Opera House – http://www.roh.org.uk/functions/family-sundays#
Arts Depot – https://www.artsdepot.co.uk/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.