Music is a major part of life at St Christopher’s
Our exceptional music teacher has twice-weekly lessons with all classes where singing, listening, musical composition, percussion, rhythm and pitch are part of the curriculum. Our Summer and Christmas Concerts involve all children from Reception to Year 6. Here they have the opportunity to sing, act and entertain family and friends. In past years the children have put on outstanding productions of ‘Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘Oliver!’, ‘Wind in the Willows’ and ‘Christingle Rock’.
Almost 60% of our pupils play a musical instrument.The children have the advantage of top level tuition from peripatetic teachers from the age of 6. The musical instruments on offer are piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, tenor horn, cornet, trumpet and trombone. These musicians collaborate and play in the school orchestra which holds an annual concert for parents.
When the children enter Year 3 they may learn the recorder at no extra charge. The school has a senior choir and they are involved in senior school Music Days, large Charity concerts, Carol singing at Wembley Park station in aid of charities, as well as singing at a local nursing home at Christmas. They perform for parents at the end of year Prize Giving ceremony.
Children from the youngest to the oldest attend musical concerts at the Barbican run by the London Symphony Orchestra. Here they are introduced to classical pieces of music in a fun way, and have the opportunity to see a full orchestra in action.
We enjoy our children’s music and, as a result, enjoy our reputation for excellence in the field.
Over the past years, music scholarships have been awarded to children at St Christopher’s School by senior independent schools.
Congratulations, St Christopher’s School has been awarded ARTSMARK.