“Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life” – Berthold Auerbach
Music is a universal language which everyone can participate in and enjoy and during their time at Christ Church the children are all encouraged to explore music through a variety of avenues.
During weekly lessons they learn to sing and to play tuned and untuned instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression, to improvise and compose music, to use and understand notation and to perform, both solo and as part of an ensemble. They listen to both recorded and live music from a wide range of genres and find out about the history of music.
We are part of B.E.A.T. ( Barnet Education Arts Trust) and this provides opportunities for our children to learn to play a variety of instruments with peripatetic staff.
We value the importance of performance and encourage our children to share their skills regularly in assemblies as well as visits to the local community. Our musicians regularly perform at local residential homes, participate in summer concerts and “Music in the Field”. The choir and orchestra take part in Barnet School and LDBS events and have performed at The Royal Albert Hall. Our skilled Bucket Drumming Group have been asked to perform at charity events and recently at the Science Fair for Barnet Teachers.
“Music is everybody’s possession” – John Lennon