On Monday 9th December 78 students from Year 7 to Year 10 took part in Gospel vocal workshops with Geraldine Latty, a professional songwriter, performer and coach and were accompanied by Carey Luce on piano and percussion.
There were two workshops during the morning. The first workshop was delivered to students who are members of the Student Choir and the second workshop was for a range of Year 7 students. During the workshops they discovered the meaning behind the songs they were learning and worked on the accuracy, diction, projection and dynamics whilst performing a range of songs.
During period 5 both workshop attendees performed the songs they had learnt in a Key Stage 3 concert and Geraldine Latty also performed her own songs and some other well-known ones.
Miss Wright said of the workshops: ‘the workshops gave the students a fantastic opportunity to work with a professional singer and the concert was not only fantastic for the students who had taken part in the workshops but also for all the Key Stage 3 students to watch and experience a professional singer performing live’.
The students who took part were:
Lilly Berry-Smith Leah Billington Faith Black
Leah Brookes Destinie Brown Katie Bunn
Rose-Marie Byrne Scott Clarke Evie Davidson
Natasha Ellerton Olivia Finnan Ellie Garrett
George Greally Kelsie Hamilton Cady Herring
Lauren Hill Kyra Holgate Lucas Jackson
Megan Larkin Chloe Parkinson Poppy Phillips
Millie Reilly Emily Saidi Serena Saidi
Shannon Shenton Ella Twadell Lucy Vickers
Bethany Warrington Jake Clews Jessica Conceicao
Gabriel Dos Reis Emily Griffiths Rhys Griffiths
Giovanio Ho Maja Kiedrzyn Samuel Li
Ella Mcgarry Raman Misho Julia Pabich
Caitlyn Parry Dominika Plona Jake Rowland
Zakir Samad Jessica Shea Lillie Taylor
Kheeley Whalley Marcin Bromboszcz Connor Brown
Jayden Brown Michal Burzynski Thomas Byrne
Sophie-Leigh Chapman Olivia Guzowska Miley Hanlon
Milosz Idzik Millie Jones Courtney Khan
Jakub Seremak Sonia Szewczyk Charell Wynter
Sekena Gwatiringa Kaja Kaczmarek Samuel Likenye
Jenson Mason Joby Mason Kamila Mekal
Olivia Mellor Mia Phillips Leo Scott
Mahalia Stubbs Lily Williams Lily Irlam
Eleanor Ward Curtis Brown Sarah Horvathova
Charley-Jade Isaacs Keiraleigh Merry Ryelee Tagg