Well done to years 5 & 6 who put on such a memorable carol concert at St Edwards church, with carols, readings and songs, accompanied by a school orchestra and the Purbeck Arts Club Choir.
Come and have a go! The Purbeck Instrument Loan Scheme are holding an open drop-in session at The Swanage School on Thursday 16 June, from 3.45 to 4.45pm. Try out different orchestral instruments: saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, flute, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass.
St Mary’s school choir were invited to sing at the opening of Dementia Awareness Week in Swanage. We watched the ribbon cutting and then sang for the guests assembled on the lawn at Purbeck House Hotel. Afterwards we enjoyed refreshments!
We took almost 50 of our musicians and singers to this fantastic concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We heard music by Stravinsky, Smetana, Holst, Dvorak and Debussy, as well as playing important percussion and vocal parts in two world premiere performances of works by the composer James Redwood. Hearing the music, watching the orchestra play, feeling the power of the sound they can make, as well as being part of a 1500-strong choir, made this a truly memorable occasion.
This term’s PILS concert is at 6pm on Tuesday March 15th at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Northbrook Road, Swanage. Friends and family are very welcome, the concert is free of charge.
(Performers – no need to wear school uniform – the concert is very informal. If your piece has piano accompaniment, please bring it.)
Please ask your parents or teacher to email Jay Buckle if you would like to play – her contact details are in the school office.
Well done to all St Mary’s musicians and singers who took part in the competition on 6 February, and especially to our prize winners.