The first week of choir we looked at 2 new songs. The first was a hymn written by Monica Brown and was chosen because of its simplicity and the meaning of the lyrics. This hymn is called:
"A Song of Praise"
It has some beautiful features and one is an echo that the choir will lead with the whole school at upcoming masses. The lyrics can be found below.
The second song was a song composed by Genevieve Kane and John Kane:
"I am Children of the World"
and it was looked at in preparation for our whole school Harmony Day assembly.
The lyrics can also be found below.
At the moment the choir are looking at a song from the Musical Matilda, written by Tim Minchin the song:
"When I Grow Up"
is a beautiful song which tells a lovely story and has so many harmonies and parts that will really push the choir and challenge us.
Is a traditional hymn all about the salvation of the Egyptians into Israel. The song is upbeat and fun to sing and we will be singing it for the Performing Arts festival in Term 3.
The Not So Boring Minuet
This is a comical song that is accompanied by Johann Sebastian Bach's Minuet. The words are intended to make an audience laugh. Some of the lyrics should be song in a staccato way, meaning short and sharp.
We are currently learning 2 new songs in preparation for the Osborne Park Show. The songs are "Chained to the Rhythm" and "How Far I'll Go" from the movie Moana.
We have recently started looking at new songs to sing and we are thinking about this classic...What do you think?