400 young voices representing 20 schools from across Halton and Warrington took part in the 2018 ‘COHS Magical Musicals’ event at The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, performing to a packed audience on each of the 3 nights.
In addition to the massed choir items, the show, which ran from 19th – 21st March, showcased individual primary school choirs and talented soloists from both primary and secondary.
“It was a privilege to work with such a wonderful team of teachers and TA’s on this event and would like to acknowledge the amount of time and effort they put into preparing the songs.
In relation to our vocal offer, The Brindley Theatre provides Accent Music Education Hub with a prestigious venue where schools can perform and lasting memories can be made. I never cease to be amazed by the talent that exists amongst our young singers; some of the individual performances were outstanding and will remain with me for a very long time!”
(Janet Whittingham: Accent MEH)
With thanks to the following schools for their contribution to this event:
Bewsey Lodge Primary
Castle View Primary
Hale CE Primary
Hill View Primary
Palace Fields Primary
St Elphin’s CE Primary
St Gerard’s Catholic Primary
St John Fisher Catholic Primary
St Mary’s CE Primary
St Margaret’s CE Primary
Great Sankey High School
The Heath School
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy
Penketh High School
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College
Wade Deacon High School
WHAT THE SCHOOLS SAID……
What an amazing concert it was last night. We feel very privileged to have been a part of it and the children had an amazing experience.
We’re so pleased to have been involved and hope we get to do it again. Thank you.
Gill Stuart – Music Co-ordinator: Bewsey Lodge Primary School, Warrington
Was going to write to you to say THANK-YOU! We thoroughly enjoyed Tues evening; so did the children, the staff & the parents! We have had a lot of positive comments from both AND cakes sent to the staff room!!!
Elaine Shakspeare – Music Co-ordinator: Castle View Primary, Runcorn
“It was amazing....I can't think why I didn't want to be in it at first. It was fantastic!”
Year 6 Pupil (Male): Castle View Primary, Runcorn
Just opened my emails to message you to say a huge thank you for arranging such a fabulous event!
We all enjoyed it immensely. We have had really positive comments from the parents and staff who were part of the audience.
Michelle Culliford – Deputy Head Teacher: Croft Primary, Warrington
Many thanks for organising the recent COHS event, ‘Magical Musicals’. Once again it was it was an entertaining show which showcased the singing talents of the children. We are always keen to be part of the event because it provides our children with the opportunity to sing with a large choir and to perform in front of a large audience on a professional stage. The children were thrilled to take part and are growing in confidence. We appreciate the efforts to put on such an event and thank you all again for the opportunities and experiences it created for our children.
Janette Gregg – Headteacher: Gorsewood Primary, Runcorn
Thanks, again! We had a brilliant night and the children and parents loved it! One of my children said "I've has always wanted to see backstage in a theatre and now I've done it!". When I asked if they wanted to do it again and they all said yes.
I know what I'm letting myself in for next year and I'm looking forward to doing it again too!
Dawn Lloyd – Deputy Head: St Elphin’s CE Primary School, Warrington
The concert was so enjoyable for the children and I’m sure it will remain a good memory for years for them. The choice of songs was super and again, the children will remember them for years to come. Thank you from me and the St John Fisher choir.
Felicity Cunliffe – Music Co-ordinator: St John Fisher Catholic Primary
Thank you, Janet for putting on such an excellent event.
The girls really enjoyed performing and seeing the other performances, as did the staff who attended. Thanks for including us in this; I look forward to the next event.
Anna Paton-Jones – Head of Music: Penketh High School, Warrington