Music at King Charles I School:
Extra Curricular Activities:
- Lower School Orchestra
- Lower School Guitar Group
- Wind Band
- String Ensemble
- School Choir
- Upper School Singing Group
Regular public performances take place such as Founders’ Day Service, Christmas Concert in St Mary’s Church, Youth Makes Music in Town Hall, Sing UK concerts in Worcester Cathedral and the Summer Concert in school.
We took a very varied programme of music to this annual event, organised by Wyre Forest District Council. A String Quartet started our performance, followed by String Ensemble who performed pieces by Bach and Coldplay. These pieces were followed by “Notifications,” written and performed by Ellisha Green and our final performance was given by the Guitar Group who played “Time is Running Out” by Muse. Again, there were many positive comments afterwards.
13 performers, comprising staff and older students, took part in this annual event in Worcester Cathedral, along with students and staff from a number of schools across Worcestershire. We sang in two pieces by Faure – Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, accompanied by a professional orchestra. The quality of the performance was very good and there was lots of positive feedback after the concert.
Our GCSE Music students from Years 10 and 11 went to Birmingham in March to hear a performance of one of the Edexcel set works – Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich. The highlight of the event was to hear Steve in conversation about his music, describing what has influenced the way he composes. As this particular piece features one live performer playing against several pre-recorded parts, it was interesting to see and hear how this works in practice.