Biggest Sing – Lovely Day
Next month, we’ll be joining Young Voices, Billy Ocean, YolanDa Brown and Ruti singing live to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Simultaneous Sing’.
Here is Billy Ocean, who we’ll be singing along with live, singing Lovely Day on breakfast tv to promote the event:
Jose James is an American Singer who has also performed Lovely Day. Here are 2 different videos of him singing it. What is different about them? Which do you prefer and why?
Virtual Big Sing – Pure Imagination
On July 1st we’ll also be joining in with Norfolk Music Hub’s Virtual Big Sing. One of the songs we’ll be singing is Pure Imagination from the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory:
Last week we were listening to Jazz music. This version of Pure Imagination is performed by Jazz Musician Jamie Callum:
Ten Pieces – Mussorgsky’s Night on Bare Mountain
This month we are listening to a famous piece of classical music called ‘Night on Bare Mountain’ written by Modest Mussorgsky in 1867.
Night on the Bare Mountain is an example of a tone poem which is a short piece of orchestral music written to tell a story, mood or idea. As you listen to the music, try to imagine the mountain. How would you describe the mountain? What kind of place does it sound like? What about the music makes you think the mountain would be like that? Who might you find on such a mountain? Can you tell from the music what they might be doing there?
Assembly theme – Identity
This is Me from the Greatest Showman:
In this behind the scenes video, the singer and actress talks about how she found herself and her confidence in this rehearsal. Can you feel the power and emotion in her performance and in the other singers she finds her confidence?
Assembly theme – African World Heritage
Ladysmith Black Mambazo are a South African male choral group famous for fusing indigenous Zulu songs and dances with South African isicathamiya, an a capella tradition that was frequently accompanied by a soft, shuffling style of dance.
Assembly theme – Respecting Differences
Do your thing by Basement Jaxx
In their song, Basement Jaxx encourage you to do your thing and do it your way. Here they are performing with a Big Band: