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ISA Arts National Choral Celebration

Last Friday Junior and Senior pupils joined over 350 other children from ISA schools around the country at the first ISA Arts National Choral Celebration.

The celebration took the form of two musical workshops led by the talented and entertaining choral director Dominic Ellis Peckham, with the morning session dedicated to the Juniors and the afternoon to the Seniors. Allowing pupils to explore different techniques, Dominic started off with a series of complex hand movements for the children to mimic, which developed into stamping, clapping and echo singing exercises. For the first 45 minutes he didn’t say a single word!

Pupils then learnt songs by rote, including ‘A Poor Wayfaring Stranger’ involving solos from pupils who would never have dreamt of singing in front of so many strangers, until the workshop’s encouragement.

Adrian Roach, Senior Boys Head of Music, said:

“Overall a very inspiring and interesting day was had by all.”

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