Trust Choir 2014

Annual Trust choir goes all ‘star struck’ with music from the Silver screen!

Meadowhead Community Learning Trust (MCLT) hosted our 4th annual choral concert at the end of March. The Trust partners’ school choirs from Meadowhead, Abbey Lane, Bradway, Greenhill, Lower Meadow, Norton Free, and Woodseats Schools took part in the joint musical celebration which was also supported by our Meadowhead Community Learning Trust business partners.

 Trust choir 2014

This year we adopted a “Music from the silver screen” theme including songs from a host of well-loved films such as ‘Singing in the rain’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘Aladdin’, and ‘Jungle Book’  amongst others.

164 pupils aged 7 to 18 performed on a specially built stage to sing both individually as school ensembles, with a wonderful finale of songs from ‘Shrek’ as a full Trust choir. They were accompanied by our live band of musicians, comprising Mr Wolstenholme (Conductor/trombone), Ms Houghton (Pianist), Mr Munday (guitar), and Meadowhead students Tom Brookes & Joseph Martin (trumpets) and Adam Tyan (drums).

 choir sings

In conjunction with our fantastic music co-ordinators in each of our 7 participating schools, compere Tim James from Greenhill, conductor Andrew Butterfield from the Sheffield Music Service and our very own fabulous Head of Music, Mrs Weale, all worked hard to help the choirs put together an uplifting ensemble of our joint songs, which were thoroughly enjoyed by the packed audience of parents, pupils, staff, governors and Trust members.

All funds raised from this event will go towards supporting future Trust projects which aim to raise literacy and numeracy levels of all young people aged 3-19 in the community. Last year’s funding supported some valuable joint school projects such as our annual Y6 Summer School, Pupil Mentor Scheme, Journalistic Challenge and a 6 week Maths Fun project at Lower Meadow Primary.

 The musicians

We would like to thank all of our students and staff from all of the schools in the Trust community for their hard work and dedication over the past 6 months to bring together our community of schools in such a positive way.  We now look forward to next year’s concert!

Mrs Silverwood