Junior School hosts inaugural Choir Festival
Choirs from primary schools across the local area have taken part in the first ever Colfe’s Choir Festival for Key Stage 1 pupils.
Over 150 young choristers from All Saints Church of England School, Blackheath Preparatory School, Deansfield Primary School and St Winifred’s Catholic Primary School took part, singing a selection of songs including Sing, Zum Gali Gali, Underneath the Sea, Magical Kingdom and Easter Egg Hunt.
Professional vocal coach and mezzo soprano, Yvie Burnett, best known for her work on TV’s X Factor, The Voice and Let It Shine was the festival’s special guest host.
Colfe’s Choir Festival is one of the first school choir events in the area aimed at pupils aged 7 years and under, and offers schools the opportunity to join together in a celebration of singing and music.
Head of Colfe’s Junior School Catriona Macleod said “We were delighted to welcome so many schools to Colfe’s for our Choir Festival. It was wonderful to have the chance to simply celebrate amazing musical talent and enjoy some fantastic performances.”
Giving the children positive feedback throughout the afternoon, vocal coach Yvie Burnett said, “As a child I sang in choirs from a very early age which I am sure was the reason I always had such a passion for singing. I’m a great believer that singing together is a lovely discipline for children because although they are having fun, they are also learning to listen to each other and remember what they have learnt.
“I’m delighted to have been involved in this fabulous afternoon at Colfe’s School where above all I was able to sit back and be very entertained.”