COPTHILL SCHOOL - AUTUMN 2018 NEWSLETTER
From Hungarian folk to a nativity triumph!
It’s hard to believe that it is nearly Christmas, as the term has gone so quickly, but here we are again, in the thick of it, with musical performances almost every day!
As usual the Music Department has been incredibly busy since September. We took a group of our talented musicians to the Oakham School Prep School Music Day and they were treated to a fabulous introduction to folk music from around the world. The singers trilled away to well-known folk songs from the British Isles and beyond, while our string players discovered the joys of Hungarian folk melodies. A stunning concert finished the day.
The Copthill School Choir joined together with other local prep and primary schools to commemorate the 100 years since the Armistice. In a lively concert, led by Mr Fergus Black, the children performed songs of the era, interspersed by dramatic scenes performed by local actors. The concert was well received and the children’s behaviour was superb.
Our Informal Concerts have produced some excellent solo performances this term and the recent ABRSM examinations echo the success that many of our children are achieving. Most recently the Inner Wheel concert saw the children perform on an impressive array of different instruments both in the Orchestra and as soloists. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the concert and no doubt their lovely lunch that Copthill provided.
The highlight of this season has to be the Reception class nativity production. We were treated to the usual feast of adorable costumes, unpredictable performances and sweet little singing voices, and it was the best performance that the classes had given, and we were all delighted. Then it was Nursery and Pre-School’s turn and the week after that the long-awaited Lower School and Upper School Concerts took place. It was a spectacular few days and the children took part with great enthusiasm and no little talent!
It is wonderful to see the children making so much musical progress, but it really does follow that those who practice the most do get the furthest. So please have a wonderful holiday, but don’t forget to devote a little time to your instrument!
HEAD OF MUSIC