We have a long-standing musical background at Lyndhurst Primary School, thanks to our vibrant Music Department, which unifies the whole school in a number of events taking place over the Summer Term.
Some of these are only possible thanks to the positive relationship we have with friends within the Borough and further afield...
One inspirational opportunity included the Splash Show at the Royal Festival Hall, which Year 5 recently took part in.
The Southwark Music Service were instrumental in incorporating Lyndhurst's children to take part in the show. If you haven't yet had the chance to see their children perform How High The Moon, please don't fret! You can watch a video of the show right now, just click here.
2017's Playground Proms took place on Wednesday, 12th July. The PPs have gone from strength-to-strength over the past five years, with every child and member of staff in the school being given the chance to join together in a throng of song and dance, while family and friends picnic the evening away on the MUGA.
Another exciting musical venture took place this term, when the children in Year 6 were given the chance to perform their show, 'Shakespeare Rocks!', once more before the end of the school year.
Thanks to Mr Hammill's relationship with the Bromley Little Theatre, they trod the boards on a real stage, with lighting and sound, in front of a small audience. This electric group of budding thespians behaved like true professionals revising their roles while Mr Speer filmed the production. (Don't miss the show photos which are now on view, and purchase, outside the School Office.)
Peckham's Bold Tendencies Car Park hosted an amazing event this Summer: A performance of Kate Whitley's rousing piece I Am I Say, involving several students from Lyndhurst. Along with other children from the local community they formed the Multi-Story Youth Choir singing their hearts out as part of 2017's BBC3 Proms Season.
The programme, which was aired live on the radio on Saturday, 26th August and was conducted by Christopher Stark, also included Johan Sebastian Bach's Chorale Prelude 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', BWV 645 and John Adams' 'Harmonielehre'.
It would be fair to say there was not a dry eye in the house; the intensity of the music chimed deliciously with the musicians' expertise and passion, bettering even the car park's outstanding view of our beautiful City. Now that's saying something!
You can listen to the performance of I Am I Say here.
Multi-Story create exciting live classical music experiences performed by incredible musicians anywhere from car parks to schools to festivals. They started in 2011 when their partners Bold Tendencies welcomed them into their unbelievable disused car park space to perform Stravinsky's monumental Rite of Spring.
Bold Tendencies is a not-for-profit creative enterprise and arts organisation that has been based in Peckham, since 2007 and is located on the disused top four floors of the municipal car park.
We would like to thank Lyndhurst's Mr Chambers and Miss Saeed for accompanying the children this Summer, as they took part in three days of workshop rehearsals to ensure a flawless and thrilling experience was had by all.
Lyndhurst has a long-standing relationship with both The Multi-Story Orchestra and Bold Tendencies, as Year 5's parents will discover as the school year progresses...