Junior Choir sing with Cheltenham Choral Society

Junior Choir sing with Cheltenham Choral Society, Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man”, June 2012

Cheltenham Town Hall

It was a very busy day for the Junior Choir!  On Saturday 23rd June, our members arrived for a long afternoon rehearsal and then later an evening performance of the “Armed Man” .  The children had practised for many months and at last the day was here.   It was very exciting being part of such a large sound.  With three other choirs and a full Orchestra, would we be heard?  Or course we would!  Our Leckhampton pupils were a real tribute.  

The Mass began with “L’homme Armé” where we practised our French accents – James particularly enjoyed this!  We then sang parts of most of the pieces including “Charge!” where we all imagined we were on horse-back, “Agnus Dei” where we understood the healing that must take place after battle,      “Bendictus” where we ask for God’s blessing and the final “Better is Peace”.  This proved to be the unanimous favourite amongst our Choir members, and we had a hard task to keep our feet still here!  So many of us just wanted to dance in celebration of the hope for world peace.

After the interval, we had a chance to sing our own choice of songs; “From a Railway Carriage” and “On The Back of An Eagle”.  All of the Choir sang beautifully, remembered their actions and harmonies.   A huge well done to our soloists; Hannah, Aaron and Molly.  You were so brave, tuneful and sang with real spirit. 

It was another memorable occasion for our pupils and with the specific message of World Peace, particularly moving in places.  I would like to thank all our Choir members for their hard work and enthusiasm.  You were a joy to work with.