The John Colet Choir has many new members this semester. The children have been singing repertoire including unison, fugue and part singing. Much of the repertoire was prepared for performance at Open Day. The repertoire has been difficult and required the children to continue to develop their understanding of their voice through the exploration of vocal colours appropriate to the repertoire.
Repertoire has included the fugue-like Jubilate (attrib. to Mozart), the two-part song Be Joyful Together (JS Bach arr. by Hal H Hopson), the two-part The heav’ns sing praises to God (Beethoven) and the challenging three-part Sing a Song of Sixpence (a setting by J Michael Diack with apologies to Handel).
Through consistent exposure to wonderful music and clear direction, the students develop a real understanding of choral techniques.