Every week girls have the chance to perform solos or duets etc. in our performance assembly. This gives them the opportunity to perform in a relaxed, friendly and informal environment and to listen to each other.
There are two recital evenings each year. In the spring for Years 5 and 6 and in early summer for Years 3 and 4 The aim is to give children confidence when performing solo or in small groups in a welcome, friendly environment. These evening concerts take place in the school hall and are for girls in Year 3 upwards. Younger performers are encouraged to play in performance assemblies (to which parents are invited) and in front of peers in class music lessons.
Years 1 and 2 perform a short musical together at Christmas. Nursery and Reception perform a short musical revue at Christmas. Both performances take place during afternoons. In the Summer Term, Year 6 rehearse and perform a musical on two evenings and one afternoon.
The carol service takes place in St Mary’s Church, Primrose Hill. Each class prepares a class carol with or without percussion. The choirs prepare special carols and the orchestra plays. This is a service, not a concert, but a good level of performance is achieved.
Other Church Services
These take place in St. Mary’s Church. All girls from Reception upwards participate in hymn singing. The choirs usually sing an anthem. These services include occasions such as Harvest, End of the School year, etc.
There is an annual school concert which normally takes place in the summer term. The concert consists of performances by the junior and senior choirs, orchestra, chamber, recorder, keyboard and violin groups as well as soloists from Year 6. The aim is to give the children the opportunity of performing in a welcoming environment and listening to each other.