Last night, our choir performed at West Bromwich Town Hall as part of the BBC Ten Pieces project. Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for primary and secondary pupils led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups. Its aim is to open up the world of classical music to a new generation of children, and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music using a variety of art forms: digital art or animation, performance poetry, dance or movement and composition.
Our choir warming up their vocals with Georgina from the Ten Pieces project
SHP’s choir celebrated and showcased their work as part of a ‘feral choir’ alongside Yew Tree Primary. A feral choir is unusual and doesn’t involve any singing! Feral choirs explore all vocal possibilities through exercises and improvisations. Participants are encouraged to realise that anyone who can breathe is capable of producing sounds that give a positive aesthetic contribution to the human condition and, unlike traditional choir performances, many of these contributions are without any cultural influences or references.
Watching Whitecrest Primary perform from our seats on stage
Waiting to enter the Town Hall with lanterns made by children from Cape Primary
Well done to our choir for their energetic performance and thank you to the families who came to support us.