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Senior Choir take part in ‘Sing’ at Eastbourne College

Posted: 4th October 2017

 

After all the indifferent - and unpredictable - weather we have endured over the past months, we were again blessed with a dry but cold day as we set off for Eastbourne College.  The council, in its wisdom, has reduced mini bus parking to two hours and closed the only car park in the vicinity of the Birley Centre.  

So, it was with some glee that I found a vacant space outside the main door on the third drive past.  Not to be outdone by this stroke of luck, I managed to park in a space just centimetres longer the mini bus!

Again, we were all greeted warmly by staff and led to our seats.  After learning Dona Nobis as a round, we turned our attention to the other songs in the booklet.  Some were known and others not. Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah was arranged for two-part choir and the combined choir sang it beautifully.

From a traditional Irish folk song, Danny Boy, we turned to Vois sur ton Chemin, from a French film.  After the initial shock of reading and singing in another language, the choir rose to occasion magnificently.  The highlight for us was the inclusion of Shadowlands from The Lion King.  Most of our students had been part of Musical Theatre last year.  The version we did was for four-part choir, singing alongside Eastbourne’s Chamber Choir.

After lunch, all the students had the opportunity to take a break from singing when they were invited to take part in an activity.  With choices ranging from Zumba to Pottery and with a taste of life in the CCF, our pupils were able to enjoy these new experiences with children from the other Prep schools.

It was lovely to see a number of parents in the audience and I think they will agree that it was another successful and worthwhile trip.

 

CH

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