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Friday Afternoons Concert

On Friday 20th November 2015, KS2 went to Oakham School Chapel to take part in a 'Friday Afternoons Concert' to celebrate the work of the British composer, Benjamin Britten. They joined together with children from other schools to sing songs composed as part of a song cycle by American composer Nico Muhley.


We enjoyed learning the Benjamin Britten folksong arrangement of 'Down By the Salley Gardens' which we performed alongside children from other schools. We also performed a tricky piece called 'Rain', in which the primary school children had to keep an ostinato going while the Secondary School children from Casterton College sang a melody over the top. Perhaps our proudest moment was when we sang our own school contribution, a piece called 'Birds'. It was lovely to have the opportunity to sing in a larger building and join our voices with other children in the county.


Concerts were going on simultaneously across the UK and in other parts of the world, where everyone was singing the same songs. These can be seen (and hopefully clips from ours too) on www.fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk.


A huge thank you to the Rutland Music Hub for organising the event.