Monday, 25 September 2017

CHILDREN from four Henley schools performed for their parents as part of a singing project.

Year four pupils from Trinity, Badgemore, Sacred Heart and Valley Road primaries took part in the a cappella singing workshops.

They were helped by students from Gillotts School and members of a cappella group Apollo5 before giving a concert to more than 100 parents in the main hall at the secondary school.

The children sang pieces of their own choosing, including Elton John’s Your Song and Abba’s Thank You for the Music, while Apollo5 performed their own songs.

It was the fourth year running that the Henley Educational Trust and the Voces Cantabiles Music Foundation had teamed up to run the project.

It was led by Alex Haigh, who grew up in Henley, and soprano Charlotte Brosnan, who are both members of Apollo5.

Mr Haigh said: “It has been a delight working with such wonderful and enthusiastic students.

“Our mission statement is to inspire people through music. We feel very inspired by the work they have done.”

The children learnt about different musical cultures and songs from around the world.

Clare Stewart, another member of Apollo5, said: “We did fun warm-ups and some musical layer-building exercises. The children were very enthusiastic.”

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