The Wilshere-Dacre Choir
Choir club is after school every Monday from 3.00pm-4.00pm with Mrs Parker. It is free for anyone to join from Year 3 to 6.
The children learn a variety of different songs throughout the year, from popular pop through to folk, rock and classical.
They go carol singing in the community at Christmas and perform at the Hitchin Festival in the Summer. The Autumn term is normally spent learning the challenging but FABULOUS songs for the Young Voices concert at the O2 Arena in January. This trip is the highlight of the choir year.
If you would like to join choir, please come and get a letter from Mrs Parker or speak to the office.
Some credits from our recent performances around Hitchin:
‘you really missed a treat’, ‘it was wonderful’ , ‘the singing was really lovely’. ‘The children were a credit to the school and so well behaved’.
POWA SUMMER FAIR – Strathmore Infant School – SATURDAY 23RD JUNE – 1:30pm
The choir will be singing at 1:30pm at our joint summer fair with Strathmore.
Come along (no need for school uniform) 5 minutes before to be ready to sing.
HITCHIN SCHOOLS FESTIVAL – St Mary’s Church, Hitchin – MONDAY 2ND JULY – 7pm
THIS IS AN INSET DAY! So please do not forget to bring your children to the church for 1-2:30pm rehearsal and also the 7pm concert in the evening.
Smart school uniform required as well as a water bottle as it is likely to be a warm evening.
Tickets available from the school office or on the door. (£5/£3)
We look forward to sharing our Greatest Showman songs as well as the Abba classics that we will be singing with the other schools.
YOUNG VOICES CONCERT - O2 ARENA - WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2018
WE ALREADY HAVE THE MUSIC FOR NEXT YEAR’S EXTRAVAGANZA. Come along to Choir in September 2018 to find out more!
VARIOUS CAROL SINGING FIXTURES AT LOCAL OLD PEOPLE'S HOMES - December 2017
We had to separate our large choir in two for these trips as not many places are able to accommodate our choir of nearly 70! So we took Y5/6 and also Y3/4 out to sing some carols to appreciative audiences at Nightingale House and Westmill Lawns. Thank you to both centres for welcoming us warmly and providing refreshments for the children. We always receive really lovely feedback for these types of events and I am always so proud of the way the children sing their hearts out and also chat amiably and confidently to a wide variety of different people. A hugely worthwhile experience all round!
FAIR IN THE SQUARE - SATURDAY 6TH MAY
Thank you to all choir who came along to sing at the Fair in the Square. It was a challenge singing outdoors with lots of background noise, but we did it! And we received some wonderful comments about our good sound and enthusiasm!
CHRISTCHURCH LUNCH CLUB SINGING - THURSDAY 27TH APRIL
The Year 5 and 6 choir members walked into town to entertain the older residents of the community at the Christchurch Lunch club. There was an audience of about 30 people who came to listen to our performances including some of the Young Voices songs, our school song Reaching Higher and a couple of songs that everyone could join in with, Long Way to Tipperary and When the Saints Go Marching In!