The annual Michael Faraday Christmas Concert staged at St Peter’s Church in Walworth was once again a wonderfully moving and inspiring way in which to celebrate this season. Each year we try and offer a slightly different take on the Christmas celebrations by varying the songs and offering a combination of the traditional and the contemporary.
Our grand 2013 Christmas production included the Reception children singing in French, a John Lennon ukulele rendition, plus some a Christmas song written by the Key Stage 1 Choir celebrating the joy of… Playstations!
We were thrilled to be invited once again into the superb surrounds of St Peter’s. Two performances took place with an afternoon show at 2pm, and then an evening performance at 6pm.
It is always a challenge to ask the pupils throughout the school to raise their expectations and peak at just the right time. After weeks of planning and preparation, we are incredibly pleased with the way that both shows managed to create some magical Christmas energy.
The audience seemed to appreciate both performances. Many thanks to all the parents, carers and friends of Michael Faraday School who were able to come and support the pupils performing at St Peter’s. This is a very special event in the school calendar, and one that is only made possible by having such an appreciative audience.
A huge thank you also needs to be mentioned for Owen, our brilliant Brass Band Leader, Lorraine for tutoring and inspiring the Ukulele Orchestra, John Webb for adding his professional skills to the Key Stage 1 Choir, and of course Pauline, the Musical Director for the Michael Faraday Christmas Concert.
We are pleased to share some of the video and images from the 2013 celebrations across the school website.
Our show started with three songs from the Michael Faraday Brass Band. This groups holds weekly rehearsals under the expert guidance of Band Leader Owen. All pupils in Key Stage 2 are invited to audition when they reach Year 3. The Brass Band can boast the full range of traditional brass instruments. Plus for the Christmas Concert we were able to enjoy a superb saxophone solo, a fantastic flute performance and a captivating violin soloist.
After a brief welcome to the Christmas Concert from Head Teacher Karen, Brass Band then played the Christmas Blues March, Silent Night and Once in Royal David’s City.
Brass Band also brought the Christmas Concert to a close with a lusty Good King Wenceslas, and then a playful version of Jingle Bells. You can enjoy these performances in the videos below.
We would like to wish everyone associated with our school a happy and peaceful Christmas period. We have an INSET Day on Monday 6 January 2014. Teaching for the new spring term will start on Tuesday 7 January, 2014.