Choir – Summer Term 2018

Dear Choir Parents,

The Summer Term is always a busy one and there are 2 main Choir events for the children coming up….

Saturday 12th May: Burford Summer Fayre – KS2 and Year 2 choir children will be singing together for about 10 mins. Start time is 1pm so please be near the main arena by 12.55pm.  For the Summer Fayre children should wear mufti clothes. We will be performing on the playground so please ensure children wear coats if it’s a rainy day! Singing outside in any weather is always difficult because the children’s sound disappears into the atmosphere but I know that everyone will be singing their hearts out so hopefully a little bit of the sound will travel in your direction!

Thursday 28th June: Summer Music Concert 7pm – This is our main music event of the school year and Burford Choir will be singing in both halves of the concert. I would expect full attendance of all KS2 and Year 2 choir members at this event.

The children will need to wear school uniform and look smart! No jumpers or cardigans should be worn as the hall gets very hot!

Tickets for parents can be ordered via a separate letter coming out from the school office after half term (maximum 2 per family).

Information for parents of Year 2 / new choir members – The Summer Music Concert is a special evening for Year 2 choir members as it’s their first chance to be part of a ‘proper’ music concert, and will give the children vital experience of performing late at night in front of a large adult audience. This is an important stepping stone towards performing in larger, unfamiliar venues in Key Stage 2, and so if your child is serious about continuing to sing in Burford Choir next year then it is really important that they attend (and enjoy performing at) our school Summer Music Concert. The concert will end about 9.30pm, and Year 2 teachers are aware that they may have tired class members the following day!

I will assume that all Year 2 choir members are attending but if your child is not going to be performing on Thursday 28th June then please let me know immediately by dropping a note in the choir postbox.

Love Marlow Choir update: there are no more choir places left for this event – sorry! I have put a final list of performers up on the music notice board (next to the choir post box), and on Year 2 windows if you need to check if your child is included. Rehearsals start on Thursday 10th May @ 3.15pm.

Many thanks for all your support.

Emma Legassick