The school has a reputation for musical excellence, with children gaining both music and choral scholarships at 11+. Almost 50% of children who attend the school play an instrument. Children are able to take up an instrument from the term they enter Year 2. The school offers piano, recorder, viola, violin, guitar, cello and flute and our peripatetic staff are excellent. Every effort is made to ensure that children do not miss key lessons when attending instrumental tuition.
Beginners Recorder Group Flute soloist
Children from St Christopher’s attend concerts organised by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican. Here they learn about the instruments of the orchestra and sing songs devised by the LSO to introduce classical pieces of music to young children.
St Christopher’s has an annual carol concert and all children have the opportunity to take part. This Christmas, the children of St Christopher’s performed ‘The Raggedy King’ at the local church, which was attended by parents, relations and friends.
St Christopher’s Carol Concert
At the end of the Summer Term the whole school, under the direction of our exceptional music teacher Mrs Pott, provides an evening of musical entertainment for relations, friends and parents.
In July 2012, the musical concert was ‘Hoodwinked’ based on the tales of Robin Hood. Lead roles were performed by the children in Year 6. It was a marvelous performance with a standing ovation for the children and Mrs Pott.
Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, King Richard and the Cast
The school choir has performed at the O2 Centre, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium.
Children from the choir, other enthusiastic singers and staff went carol singing at Wembley Park Station in December. They sang beautifully, with many people stopping to listen. Over £168 was collected for the charity ‘Shelter’.
For the first time, we were pleased to be invited by the manager of a local nursing home to sing to the residents. It was a worthwhile experience for the children and the residents and staff were appreciative. We hope to make this an annual occasion.
Carol Singing at Wembley Park Station Singing at Birchwood Nursing Home