On Thursday, the school choir visited St Paul’s Cathedral to provide the lunchtime concert in the OBE Chapel.
Over the last month or so, the choir has been learning a selection of songs and receiving some tuition from one of the choir teachers at St Paul’s. During Thursday morning this week, the choir rehearsed with our choir tutor, Tom Daggett, in the main part of the Cathedral in front of hundreds of visitors! It was very exciting to stand and sing in the actual choir stalls that have been in St Paul’s for 300 years, since they were installed by Sir Christopher Wren. The acoustics caused the children’s voices to echo round the building for all to hear.
The choir also had a tour of the Cathedral and were taken to a beautiful spiral staircase that the general public do not get to see. It ascended high up into one of the bell towers. That was very special in itself, but the children were also delighted to hear that they were standing where part of the Harry Potter film, The Prisoner of Azkaban, was filmed!
Following the tour, the choir had a final rehearsal before making their way to the OBE Chapel to perform to the public and families that had attended. There was a large audience and the children embraced the experience to sing beautifully to all the visitors who came along to listen. The children remembered the advice and instructions they had been given and entertained the audience with their lovely singing.
We were very proud of the choir and we would also like to express our thanks to the families and friends who were able to travel to St Paul’s to listen to their children perform. It was truly an inspirational day!