Key stage 2 choir will soon be up and running again and will take place on Monday lunchtimes in the hall. Over the next few weeks we will be learning hymns for our Harvest assembly as well as the song, 'Pure Imagination' which we will be performing to the school on Roald Dahl Day in November.
Our year 5 and 6 choir have also been invited to take part in a carol concert in December with a number of other schools from the local area. This concert will take place on Friday 2nd December at the Belvedere Academy. Information about this concert will be sent to parents after half term.
Liverpool Catholic School's Choir Festival 2016
In March our year 5 and 6 choir took part in the annual Liverpool Catholic School's Choir Festival at St. Margaret Mary's Church in Huyton. There were 4 schools taking part in total and each school performed two songs before being appraised by guest judge, Mary Black, who is a lecturer in music at Hope University. Our choir performed 'Hold Back the River' by James Bay and 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley. They were praised for their enthusiasm and energy throughout both performances and were complimented for their togetherness. Special mention was given to Tracy Tansia for her beautiful solo in 'Hold Back the River' and for Ben Barnes, Carl Rimmer, Mark Laverty, Tyler Kinsella and Peter Langan for their brilliant group singing in 'Three Little Birds'. All of the children can be very proud of their effort and a big thanks must also go to all the families and friends of St Christopher's who came to support the night.
Year 6 Choir on Blue Peter!
Two weeks ago we received a very exciting phonecall in school asking if we would like to take part in the Blue Peter Christmas Special. Well obviously the answer was 'YES!!'
So yesterday, Thursday 10th December, 20 members of our year 6 choir travelled to Media City in Manchester to be part of this iconic show along with five other schools from the North West. Together we formed a mass choir and performed the carol, 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' as the finale of the show. The children got to see exactly what it was like to be part of a world famous television programme and became TV superstars for the day.
We spent the afternoon rehearsing in the Blue Peter studio, before 'going live' at 5pm with their final performance which was filmed and will be shown on the CBBC channel as part of the Blue Peter Christmas Special next Thursday 17th December at 5pm (be sure to tune in!)
We also took away our very own Blue Peter badges and signed autographs from the Blue Peter presenters, Barney, Lindsey and Razzi. Some of the children chatted and high fived the presenters after our performance (Millie McTigue said she was never washing her right hand ever again!)
It truly was an unforgettable day, a memory that the children can cherish and be proud of for the rest of their lives. A massive well done to all the children who took part, it was a long and tiring day but Mr Hints and Mrs Harrop were very impressed with the children's hard work, patience and beautiful singing.
We look forward to seeing some of our year 6 superstars on TV again in the future!
Mr Hints (Friday 11th December 2015)
CAROL SINGING 2015
Our Key Stage 2 Christmas singers are busy spreading their Christmas cheer and helping to raise money for the school. On Monday 7th December we visited Liverpool One and raised £236 for school by singing carols in South John Street (pics and video below). Lots of shoppers took time out of their busy day to stop and listen to the children sing and we received countless compliments and praise for our performance. On Thursday 10th December we visited Speke Health Centre, on Friday 11th December the children visited the British Legion in Speke and Reynolds Court Retirement Home in Woolton to sing carols, and on Thursday 17th December we will be visiting Dobbies in Speke. Children from year 3 to year 6 have been part of our Carol Singing events this year and they have done themselves proud. We go everywhere with smiles on our faces and really brighten up the day of the people we meet. We will report back with the total amount raised next week, but for now, a big well done and thank you to all the children who have taken part.
Mr Hints (11th December 2015)
LIVERPOOL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CHOIR FESTIVAL 2015
On Tuesday March 24th we took part in the annual Liverpool Catholic Schools Choir Festival. A group of talented year 5 and 6 singers represented St Christopher's Choir and performed brilliantly at St Margaret Mary's Church in front of hundreds of people. They performed 2 songs: Count on Me by Bruno Mars and Story of My Life by One Direction. A number of other Catholic schools from around the city took part and each school was judged and appraised by Mary Black who is a senior lecturer in Music at Liverpool Hope University.
Although there was no winner, the children all received a certificate to commemorate their performance and the feedback they received was extremely positive. Particular praise was given to a group of boys who performed the verses of Story of My Life so enthusiastically - it was almost like One Direction were in the room! A group of year 6 girls also performed in a small group during our performance of Count on Me and did fantastically well.
A big thank you and well done to all of the children that took part and another huge thank you to all of the parents who supported the event, especially those who provided lifts. We already can't wait for next year's performance.
Pictures of the festival can be seen below!
YEAR 3 AND 4 SINGERS AT GATEACRE COMP
The day after the choir festival on Wednesday 25th March another talented group of St Christopher's singers, this time from years 3 and 4, performed at Gateacre Comprehensive School. They formed part of the 'Resonate Choir' along with a group of children from Stockton Wood School. Their rendition of High Hopes was extremely well received and the children loved performing in such a great setting. Another big thank you to parents for supporting this event and a big well done to all of our singers, they can't wait to perform again in our Easter assembly in school.
See below for pictures....
Mr Hints (28th March 2015)
Over the Christmas period over 40 children from our fabulous Key Stage 2 choir ventured out and about to spread their Christmas cheer. We sang carols in Dobbies, Morrisons, Liverpool One and Reynolds Court Retirement Home and in total we raised over £300 for school and £50 for Marie Curie. A big well done and thank you to all the children who took part.
Our next big challenge will be the Liverpool Catholic Schools Choir Festival in March. We will soon start practising the two songs that we will be performing at the festival and we will report back soon with our progress.
Mr Hints (January 2015)
The Key Stage 2 choir will be in full swing over the next few weeks as we prepare for Christmas. A number of dates for carol singing are already in the diary and we will be working hard at lunchtimes and after school to prepare for these. As well as this, the choir will be rehearsing their songs for our Christmas production of 'Peter Pan' so we have a busy time ahead. Photos and updates will appear in the coming weeks.
Mr Hints (November 2014)