I was delighted to accompany the school choir to the Testbourne Choir Showcase on 23rd May. This event was organised by Head of Music at Whitchurch Primary, Mrs Spencer, and featured choirs from Overton Primary, Oakley Primary and Testbourne’s own choir. All of the children sang beautifully and were very well behaved, but the aspect that struck me most was how supportive they all were of each other, giving plenty of applause, whoops and dancing along! This Showcase was such a success Mrs Spencer hopes it will happen again next year.
I was also privileged to accompany Year 4 singers to Winchester Cathedral for a Hampshire Music Services vocal project on 26th June. Mr Cooper (HMS) and Mr Burton of Pilgrim’s School, had spent a lot of time visiting the participating schools to teach them a very broad repertoire, from ‘I’m a Believer’ to a Gospel medley, to ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Miserables’. The children performed a lunchtime concert and there was a very good turnout of parents of Whitchurch Primary in the audience. The children were impeccably behaved, followed the conductor’s instructions meticulously, and sang their hearts out, moving some parents to tears!