The 2017 Michael Faraday Winter Concert was once again another uplifting occasion. This is an opportunity for all year groups to come together and share in our love of music.
Two performances took place – one in the afternoon and one in the evening. The school lounge area appeared magical when it was lit up with our festive decorations.
Each year group took to the main stage to perform a selection of songs. We have been rehearsing these over the past few weeks with the help of our superb music teacher Noura.
The Michael Faraday Brass Band was also able to showcase the many talents and skills that our students have. Each week Brass Band Leader Owen gives expert guidance to the pupils. This is a longstanding club at our school and one that we are incredibly proud of.
We were also happy to be able to hear from the Michael Faraday Ukulele Orchestra. Music teacher Joe has been helping the pupils to learn a selection of festive songs. The Year 4 pupils are excited ahead of performing with their ukuleles on stage at the Royal Festival Hall in the new year.
Our recorder teacher Dani also deserves praise for the range of recorder tuition that she has offered throughout the school.
Finally we need to praise our amazing Michael Faraday School Choir. Class teacher Joanna provides professional guidance each week after school. Our reputation is growing in the borough. We were recently invited to perform outside the offices at Southwark Council.
Both concerts included an appeal from Year 6 students Felix and Sadia. They explained how diversity is so important to us as a school community. Our concert wasn’t just a celebration of Christmas, but a chance for all to think of people who are less fortunate. We would like to thank everyone who kindly contributed to our collection for the NSPCC.
The final word was left to Head Teacher Karen:
“Music plays such an important part in our curriculum. It is transformational in the life of the pupils. All adults give up their free lunchtime or after school time to help provide this learning.”
We would also like to thank the many parents and carers who were able to come along to the concerts to show their support. We are happy to share a selection of recordings below.
Faraday Dancers – The Santa Claus Rock!
Michael Faraday School Choir
Michael Faraday Brass Band – Star Wars Imperial March
Michael Faraday Mini Choir – Little Star
Michael Faraday Recorder Club – Anren
Michael Faraday Ukulele Club – Feliz Navidad
Michael Faraday Brass Band – Christmas Medley
Key Stage 2 – Somewhere Only We Know
Key Stage 2 – 12 Days of Christmas