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100 children perform in 3rd annual Big Sing!

On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 100 Year 5 pupils from 3 local primary schools; Minchinhampton, Northleach and Rodmarton, joined in with Rendcomb College Junior School’s Year 5 pupils for the third annual Big Sing! outreach event.

The pupils learned three songs throughout the morning, culminating in a concert for parents and teachers at the end of the day. The workshops were led by Rendcomb College’s Director of Music, Dr Tom Edwards, Acting Assistant and Director of Music, Mrs Hannah O’Toole and Visiting Teacher of Singing, Mrs Victoria Newman.

The children spent the morning learning each song with their workshop leader and, after lunch, all three groups came together for final rehearsals on the Griffin Theatre’s stage before performing for parents and teachers.

The songs performed within the concert were Old Abram Brown by Benjamin Britten, Wade in the Water, a traditional gospel spiritual and Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein which the children performed with movement and actions.

Rendcomb College’s Director of Music, Dr Tom Edwards said: “It was wonderful to welcome so many children to our third Big Sing! event and to see their evident enjoyment of the day and enthusiasm for singing.”