The 2017 Primary Prom took place on 26 January, and we were delighted to welcome children from six different schools to join with our own Junior School pupils.
The day began with group warm-up activities led by Mrs Leeson and Mr Richardson, with significant help from some older students from the Senior School. These activities saw the children moving and singing together as they got to know one another. The next part of the day was given to making music together as the majority of the visitors joined in with our own BJS orchestra to rehearse The Hall of the Mountain King and The Blue Danube. Those who did not play instruments, joined together with Mr Richardson and rehearsed two choir items: Samba Lele and a rather sophisticated choral version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!
In the afternoon, the children were led in a composition workshop by Laura Feeney, the Assistant Artistic Director of the prestigious Pro Corda Chamber Music Festival. The children worked in small groups to compose music based on The Sea, having listened to Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes for inspiration!
The day was rounded off with a concert in Lisvane Hall which was enjoyed by parents and friends, in which the children were able to show what they had been doing. All agreed that it had been an enjoyable day. Plans are already afoot for even more exciting things in 2018!