Year 7 did themselves proud performing three songs to an audience of parents and carers.
On Thursday 20th October 2022, all of Year 7 participated in BHGS’ first ever Vocal Extravaganza. Throughout the first half term of the year the whole of Year 7 had been learning three songs within their individual class Music lessons. On the day before the Concert, the whole year group came together to rehearse and put the songs together for the first time in the Hall.
The three songs that the year group learnt were Reach for the Stars (S Club 7), Roar (Katy Perry) and Can You Hear Me? by Bob Chilcott. The repertoire covered was very varied, allowing the students to really sing out with gusto and energy in the two popular songs, and then sing with more expression and sensitivity within the Chilcott. The latter is a song that tells the story of a deaf person’s experience of the world and incorporates the use of sign language in the choruses.
After school on the final day of the first half term, the students were proud to perform to an audience of visiting parents and carers who watched the concert. The students should all be very proud of what they achieved in that performance, as they performed with energy and enthusiasm and gave a fantastic rendition of all three songs. Within the songs, solos were also sung beautifully by Poppy W, Priscilla B, Anne O, Ruth A and Bella W. Huge congratulations to all the students involved, and thanks to Mr James Kench and Mr Richard Taylor without whom the event would not have been possible.
This project was extremely valuable to our (then) new year 7 students, as it helped them to all form bonds together through performing as a whole and relying on one another. It helped them to develop their teamwork skills, and to build their confidence. For many it was a real test of resilience and perseverance, and being able to face a daunting experience, coming out the other side with a result they could really be proud of.
Well done, Year 7!
Here are 2 short recordings of the evening for you to enjoy: