Chrishall Music

  • Tue 11th Feb

    Young Voices 2020! (Hilary Crooks)

    We had a fantastic day at The O2 Arena, taking part in the Young Voices concert last week. We joined with schools from all over the South East to form a choir of 8244 children (plus a few teachers too!), to perform the songs we have been learning over the past 6 months to a huge audience of parents. It was amazing to sing alongside professional singers and we also enjoyed the street dancing from Urban Strides. Here are a few photos from the day.


  • Fri 31st Jan

    Composing in the style of Mayan music (Hilary Crooks)

    Class Newton have developed their skills in composing this term. They have been listening to and appraising mayan music before composing their own version. They have showed control in playing a range of instruments including the recorder and flute, as well as making choices of other instruments based on their timbre. Each group worked on the structure of their composition and the results were very pleasing.

  • Fri 10th Jan

    Friday 10th January (Vicky Purbrick)


    ......a photo of our impromptu African drumming workshop which we took part in this afternoon.  It was a lot of fun.

    (An extract from Potter's blog)

  • Fri 10th Jan

    Lowry's amazing Drumming performance (Hilary Crooks)

    Lowry performed their African Drumming composition in today's assembly. We were all amazed by their concentration and ability to remember such a complex piece, and also impressed that every child showed the confidence to have a turn at a mini-solo. 


  • Fri 10th Jan

    Friday 10th January (Fiona Dyer)

    Nightingale Class enjoyed the African Drumming workshop with Dan today.

    They all listened really well and managed to copy the rhythms and beat really well. They all thought up African animals then considered rhythms that would suit each one and then together we composed a short piece of music.

Mountain Music
  • Sat 16th Feb

    Mountain Music Compositions (Hilary Crooks)

    Class Newton have been listening to some mountain-inspired music, and noticed that the music often gets higher, faster and louder to give the impression of going up a mountain. In groups they have been composing their own mountain music, including the same elements, which we recorded on Friday.

    Great teamwork with some great results Class Newton!