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 !