Chesterton Community Sports College and the local Primary Schools joined together once more to perform a concert to celebrate the ‘Music of the Movies’. The sellout event featured music, readings, drama and dance and celebrated famous music from some of our favourite films.
The programme included:
- Drama Piece - Pat and Malcolm’s First Date
- From Kiss Me Kate, ‘Another Op’ning, Another show’ - CCSC Senior, Junior Choirs and GCSE Dancers
- From Annie - I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here - Molly Vincent and Isobelle Hulme
- Cartoon Medley - Name That Toon - Chesterton Primary School
- From Trolls - True Colours - Churchfields Primary School
- From Mary Poppins – Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious and Chim Chim Cheree - CCSC Junior Choir
- From Chicago - Mr Cellophane - Corbin Ball
- From Moana - How Far I’ll Go- Crackley Bank Primary School
- From The Lion King - Circle of Life - Becky Dunnett and Kitty Dyer – GCSE Dancers
- I’m Singin’ in the Rain’ and From Frozen - Let It Go - St Chad’s CE Primary School
- Drama Piece - Pat and Malcolm’s Titanic Audition
- From Les Miserables - Castle on a Cloud/One Day More - Leanne Gardner CCSC Senior Choir
- From Oliver - Be Back Soon - Joint Choirs
- From Holiday Inn - White Christmas - Everyone!
As usual, the audience were left in high spirits and all pupils were praised for their contributions. Reviews are as follows:
‘On Thursday 16th November 2017 CCSC opened its doors to host the annual Joint Schools Festive Concert with the theme of ‘Music in the Movies; taking center stage this year! Contributions were made from all our partner Primary Schools, St. Chad’s, Chesterton, Churchfields and Crackley Bank, along with the High School in the Main Hall.
The evening comprised a variety of musical acts interspersed with dance, and drama excerpts. The night included joyful renditions of musical favorites from ‘Annie’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Mary Poppins’, a dance interpretation from ‘The Lion King’, more songs from ‘Frozen’, and ‘Oliver’, ending with a combined schools and audience rendition of ‘White Christmas’ to get everyone into the festive cheer!! Of the many highlights the reoccurring Drama piece ‘Pat and Malcolm’, self-written by the students was superbly acted with comic timing, alongside the ‘Cartoon Medley’ that got the whole audience joining in!!
The excellent conducting and orchestration of the evening was performed by Head of Music Kathy Flavell, ably assisted by Head of Drama Katie Owen.
It was a wonderfully festive evening enjoyed by a packed house of parents, friends, pupils and staff. Thank you to all who attended and well done to all our very talented performers.’
Mr P Young
Primary Transition Leader
‘The community concert is one of our favorite events in the year. The primary children get the experience of performing in front of a huge audience on a huge scale which is both terrifying and exciting in equal parts.
As a whole, the children from the different schools, work together to create what is a truly magical night. The audience always leave with huge smiles and the children with increased confidence because of the experience’
Chesterton Primary School
On 16th November, 35 of our Y5 and Y6 pupils attended an evening concert at Chesterton Community Sports College to celebrate the ‘Music of the Movies’. The children sang two songs: our own version of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (from ‘Singin’ in the Rain, of course!), and ‘Let It Go’ (from the film ‘Frozen’), complete with snowballs thrown at an unsuspecting audience! We also sang ‘Be back soon!’ (from ‘Oliver!’) with all the schools who attended the event.
St Chads Primary School
‘I had the pleasure of attending the recent concert at Chesterton Community Sports College where the schools within our Academy came together to sing songs from the movies. The talent from everyone was exceptional and it was heartwarming to see the event supported by so many of the children's family and friends. Every school sang with passion and pride and were all very well-rehearsed. The evening was so memorable especially when we were hit with snowballs. A huge well done to everyone involved and I look forward to attending future projects between the schools.’
Crackley Bank Primary School