May Music Outreach at Caldicott

14 May 2019

 

Caldicott has been delighted to take part in two outreach projects during early May. A wedding in a local church and a visit to a residential care home in Beaconsfield.

On Friday 3 May, the 4th Form Choir sang at a wedding in the beautiful Church of St Giles, Stoke Poges. This was to help lead the service and lend a sense of inclusion during a wedding ceremony. During the signing of the registry, the choir sang Lead me, Lord by SS Wesley and Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, words adapted from the prayer of St Francis of Assisi set to music by Sebastian Temple.

On Friday 10 May, Caldicott musicians joined other boys who visited Bury Lodge Care Home in Beaconsfield as part of the PSHEE ‘Story Behind Every Face’ project. Read more about the project here. All the boys were brilliant in engaging the elderly residents in conversation, some of whom they had exchanged letters with last term. The musicians then entertained everyone with a short recital, and were perhaps a little surprised to find the residents returning the favour by singing two well-known songs from the First World War: It’s a long Way to Tipperary, and Bye Bye Blackbird.

Both events provided the boys with opportunities to further their music as well as giving back to the community in some way – each boy involved said they found the experiences to be of great value. The school looks forward to many more events like this.

 

Music Outreach at Caldicott

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