Towards the end of our first term, we asked choir members to write a little blog about their experiences at choir. We had some great responses, and some very positive comments!
Choir is a great place to go after school. It’s another exciting thing in your week. I love how every week we do something different – every different thing is amazing. I’m sure that you would love it. Something is a lot different about this choir that all the others that I’ve ever been to. This choir learns real songs and even Scottish Gaelic. We learn Ed Sheeran and Bill Withers and tongue twisters. I absolutely love choir.
In choir you do lots of fun warming up to get your vocals working properly. There’s a pianist Dave, the composer Stephen, and Darla who usually does the warm up with the us (she’s probably my favourite).
Everyone is in different groups but I’m in the purple group. It’s really fun and is a place where you don’t need to worry about school or homework. It’s a place where you can do the thing that you love – SING!!!
Your other friends can join and you can have the time of your life!!
I love this choir!!!
What I love about Junior Choir is all the energy of everything and the buzz of excitement. I especially loved the day when Joy [Dunlop] came to teach us a really fun Gaelic song though it was a bit of a tongue twister. The chaperones and every staff member here has been so nice. I’ve really enjoyed it!
The first day at Junior Choir was amazing! I got so into it that I kept on singing the songs that I learnt wherever I go. Every single week I say to myself “I can’t wait to go to singing practice”. The one main thing I LOVE about Junior Choir is how I learn the songs so quickly. The singing teacher is really good in the way that he makes the songs go in our heads. The chaperones are amazing and really nice. I hope more people come to Junior Choir.
On a Monday evening after school we go to the Usher Hall and we get sorted into our groups (red, yellow, green, blue). Then one by one we go to the stage with our songbooks and practice our songs that we will perform in front of a 2,000 seated hall. The songs we are doing are Ed Sheeran What do I know and a Gaelic song mixed with Star Wars and Summer Sun. Yeah it is an hour long and when it’s finished you go home. (P.S. it is really fun and enjoyable!!!!)
Hi, my name is Jamie, and I am going to tell you how I think about the Junior Choir. When I come into the Usher Hall I am always impressed by how organised they are. They are always prepared when we come in. When we start to get settled into our seats in the choir, we always start with fun warm ups. The teachers are funny, hard working and always positive. The other thing that I like about the choir is that when we have finished a song the teachers like to put the one that we learnt into another song that we learnt. When we sing a song the teacher likes to rehearse 1 sentence for a couple of times so it’s stuck in our head and once it’s in our heads we move on to the next sentence. I really like the Junior Choir. It’s always amazing and fun and energetic.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Usher Hall junior choir here are some tips.
If you come to the Usher Hall you get a little songbook with a lot of songs. You go to get on the stage and you do a warm up then you start to learn or sing a song or two. You get put into groups, the pink, purple, green, red, blue, yellow and orange.
Monday afternoons are the best afternoons ever so if you can come then great. We hope you can come and have the best afternoons here ever. And a very, very, very fun conductor and helper – the funniest and funnest in the world.
Choir is a singing group with fun, amazing singers. Everyone puts 100% in everything they do there. At Junior Choir you will learn some new skills, learn new songs, make some new friends AND MORE. Teachers at choir ALWAYS make you smile! They teach you different songs in stages so you can learn them off by heart! My Monday afternoons are GREAT!