Music News

No Choir – 27/3/19

Please note that there will be NO choir after school on Wednesday 27th March due to parents’ evening taking place.

York Civic Youth Choir ‘Lights on the Lake’

The York Civic Youth Choir have once again been invited by St Leonard’s Hospice to perform for them at one of their fundraising events. “Lights on the Lake” in Rowntree Park will take place on Wednesday 20th March at 6.30pm. This is a new event for 2019, there will be a short service (similar to “Light up a Life” at Christmas) followed by lanterns being floated on the Lake in Rowntree Park.

Click to visit the St Leonard’s Hospice website

The plan is to light the way to the lake with a lantern procession to the lake and the choir have been invited to lead the procession with lanterns and then sing some songs before lanterns are floated. We would love for as many of the members of the choir old and new to be involved with this as it promises to be a really magical event.

We will be having ONE rehearsal only on Saturday 16th March from 10am-3:30pm at St Aelred’s School, including an informal performance for parents and family at 3:15pm. Please sign up below to take part.

Calling all budding Jazz musicians!

The Jazz God Academy is open to pupils from any school and will take place at Archbishop Holgate’s School betweeen 16th and 19th April 2019 with three days of expert tuition followed by a concert at the NCEM, York.  Small groups, big band and improvisation lessons for all instruments!

Image of a man playing saxophone with text reading: Jazz God Academy 2019, join us as Archbishop Holgate's School betweeen 16th and 19th April 2019, 3 days of expert tuition and a concert at the NCEM, York, small groups, big band and improvisation lessons for all instruments.

Click to visit the website and find out more!

Young Voices 2019 Photos!

Fishergate Choir had another great day at Manchester Arena for Young Voices 2019!  The day was long but very enjoyable and we all got to see the amazing Beau Dermott, Tony Hadley and Sharlene Hector (of Basement Jaxx fame) perform.

 We spent the afternoon rehearsing…

 …and then the big performance was at 7pm. We had lots of favourite songs including Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’, the ‘Moana Mashup’ and of course the ‘Pop Medley’. The song we particularly enjoyed was a medley of songs from the Greatest Showman that we got to sing with all the soloists, including Tony Hadley. There was even a message from Hugh Jackman wishing us all luck! A highlight of the evening was seeing the dance group ‘Urban Strides’ perform, they were amazing and really had some great moves! Our parents even got to ‘do their thing’ when they danced to a number of great songs, we loved watching them and dancing the night away ourselves.

Finding our coach at the end of the evening, along with 6000 other children, is always a task in itself, but we did it! The journey to and from Manchester was smooth and we are really thankful to York Pullman for providing another great coach driver and service on the day.

Choir News

Well done to all of our fantastic choir members – and a massive thank you to the staff and volunteers who helped to make our Young Voices trip such a success!  

We will be taking a short break from practising to give everyone a chance to recover so there will be no more choir sessions now until after the half term break, but we look forward to seeing (and hearing!) you all after the holiday.  

More photos coming soon !

York Civic Youth Choir – welcoming new members for upcoming event

York Civic Youth Choir have been invited to take part in the event below. Children do not need to be an existing member of the choir, we always welcome new members. Parents can sign up via the Google form if their child would like to join the choir and take part. Christmas event: We have been invited by St Leonards Hospice to perform at the Light up a Life Carol Service on December 2nd in St Helen’s Square. Details of the service can be found here:

St Leonards Hospice – Care, Fundraising, Events, Donate…

St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity, providing care and support for local people with life threatening illnesses. We have an In-patient Unit, Day Care and Hospice@Home service. In this relaxed and friendly environment, every patient is recognised and treated as an individual. With our support patients are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life. As we will be singing mostly familiar carols and songs for the event, we will only be having two rehearsals and children only need to attend one of those (though they are welcome to come to both if they’d like to). We will be rehearsing at St Aelred’s school. All details are on the sign up form. Please complete the sign up form if your child would like to take part in the St Leonards Light Up a Life Christmas Service at 6pm on Sunday 2nd December.York Civic Youth Choir

Click here to view and complete the sign up form! 

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Have you checked out the YV Music Room?

The choir are sounding fantastic!  Don’t forget….

Your teachers will have to work extra hard to help you learn your songs and dance moves, so please make sure you give them all the support you can by visiting the YV Music Room – where we’ve put some fun resources for you to use at home. Such as:

  • Lyric videos – challenge your friends to see who knows the lyrics the best
  • Spotify links – listen on the go or right at home, anywhere there is wifi
  • Special extras – be sure to check in daily to see if there is a message from someone cool! Voung Voices

We sent the code home with a letter but if you have forgotten it you could ask Mrs Tessier or Mrs Spain for a reminder.  The Young Voices Music Room has all the resources you need to help you to learn those words and practise your moves ready for the big night.  Keep up the good work!