Be a Chorister Afternoon - for children P3 to P5.

Find out what it's like to be a chorister and part of the award-winning Choir of St Mary's Cathedral. 

Friday 15th November, 2pm to 6pm. Free. Booking essential. 

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Singing Classes & Choirs

Primary 1 and 2

In each singing class the young singers will be encouraged to pitch match in a range suitable for their age and stage. Kodály hand signs will be used to practise early musicianship. Rhythm and listening skills will be developed.

Primary 3

Children will extend their range and be encouraged to make a lovely sound. Skills in listening, concentrating and memory will be practised. Early aural skills will be encouraged.

Kodály hand signs continue to help musicianship.

Primary 4 and 5

Children will be introduced to part singing. Kodály signing will be used. There will be opportunities to sing individually if wished. Early notation, posture, breathing and sound production will be practised.

Primary 6 and 7

Pupils will sing regularly in 2 or 3 parts. Music notation will be used and recognised choral repertoire will be covered. Aural skills will be practised.

Friday Singing

Our group Friday singing classes take place on Friday afternoons during term time.  Classes are fun and exciting for children, and every child will gain from the act of singing together.

Classes are open to Primaries 1 and 2, Primaries 3, 4 and 5, and Primaries 6 and 7 in those groupings. This is designed to ensure a robust learning and teaching experience for all children, both educationally and socially, where children are grouped in the most effective age and stage for success.

In classes, children practice singing together, in parts, and with and without accompaniment, and cover a variety of repertoire in different styles, to ensure they are engaged and achieving from day one.

Classes on a Friday will be taken by Mark Wood, from St Mary's Cathedral Choir, experienced in both performing and educating. 

Singing Class in action

 

Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes

 

St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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