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Take a look at the songs we've created at the St. Teresa's Hub. Well done to all the children involved!
 
Connecting the Dots
 
  BBC Ten Pieces opens up the world of classical music to 7-14 year olds. Explore their exciting films, lesson plans, instrumental arrangements and live events!
 
 

Ten Pieces

 

Daily Singing Sessions
 
We'll be posting daily singing sessions thanks to the School Singing Programme at the Diocese of Leeds - enjoy!
Thursday 21st May
 
It’s Ascension Day - we celebrate with a gospel-style warm-up, Rejoice in the Lord always and a special song for Ascension. There’s also a fiendish counting song, a multi-tracked BOOM said the cat, School dinners (are you missing those?) and - by popular demand - the banana REMIX!
 
Wednesday 20th May
 
Lots of learning today in Charlotte’s singing session - singing in seven different languages, singing for Pentecost, part singing with Rollerghoster, dedication to Mary in the month of May and a cup song to finish! All in less than half an hour!
 
Tuesday 19th May
 
Join Lucy to sing ‘Little train’ by Alan Simmons in four parts and learn a new nonsense song, ‘Piccolomini’. Little Train (Alan Simmons) is used by permission - visit https://alansimmonsmusic.com/ for more great choral music! 
 
Monday 18th May
 
Start your week with a visit to Mexico to see a tongue-twisting volcano. Alex leads a session full of imagination, with cowboys, mosquitos and spooky ghost trains. Stretch your brain with a multiples warm-up, learn about Latin and sing a beautiful hymn to Mary.
Rollerghoster (Alan Simmons) is used by permission - visit https://alansimmonsmusic.com/ for more great choral music!
 
Friday 15th May
 
We hope you’ve got your dancing shoes on for Lucy’s Friday Singing Session! There’s a beautiful May devotion (As I kneel before you), more on Pop Festival, Hello my name’s Joe (Joe is working even harder this week) and a game including all of the other Choral Directors!
 
Thursday 14th May
 
Tom takes us through an energetic tongue-twisting warm-up, getting ready for a session packed with music. We sing a beautiful hymn to Our Lady, try and say 'chuck a chop of chicken or chop a chipotle chilli up', sing a round, ride a rollerghoster and get eaten at the end...there's even a quiz!
 
Wednesday 13th May
 
Join Charlotte for a musical world tour stopping in America, Africa, and back home in England with Down by the Riverside, Siyahamba and Henry’s Happy Hour.
 
Tuesday 12th May
 
Join Lucy as she celebrates the fantastic songs of composer Alan Simmons and attempts to sing while blowing bubbles through a straw!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SF3k0KW6lo
Monday 11th May
 
Join Wil for the start of our fourth virtual singing week. Take part as we sing about Henry VIII and Psalm 23!
 
Friday 8th May
 
On the 75th anniversary of VE Day Lucy, our Choral Director for Huddersfield and Calderdale explores themes of peace and celebration. What will Lucy be using for a microphone this week? Will we be meeting a new feline friend? Tune in at 2pm to find out!
 
Thursday 7th May
 
Join Tom for a beautiful hymn to Our Lady, a high-speed musical trip round the world and a mystery in space...finishing off with Boom said the cat! Learn about staccato and legato and how dynamics can help us tell musical stories.
 
 
 
Wednesday 6th May
 
Join the Cathedral Choral Director Lucy H. to sing an African welcome song, a Spiritual and (back by popular demand) Inchworm! Meet Oliver the Owl, a big white polar bear, and Hillie the Cat might put in a guest appearance too.
 
 
Join us on a voyage into outer space, learn a challenging tongue twister, and develop your breathing for singing with the beautiful ‘Potter’s Hand’.

Thank you to the amazing Alan Simmons for letting us sing the brilliant ‘Lost In Space’. You can find more superb music for schools here: https://alansimmonsmusic.com/
 
Tuesday 5th May
 
Lucy - our Choral Director for Huddersfield and Calderdale - takes us through more energetic warm-ups, four languages in the Mexican Counting Song and the fantastic Beautiful World! Stay tuned to the end for more adventures of Hillie the cat...
 
 
Join Wil today for a fun uplifting singing session. More decisions of what to have with our chips and some new songs!
 
 
 
Monday 4th May
Join Choral Director Wil for a vigorous vocal warm-up, a celebration of God's beautiful creation, everything that goes with chips, and lots more fun too! Stay to the end for great round of Don't clap this one back! 
 
 
Tom - Director of our Schools Singing Programme - sees how many languages he can fit in to one session...would you like to guess how many? There’s a warm-up with aliens and witches, a joyful song praising God, something rather spooky and a VERY silly song at the end. Hear Leeds Cathedral Choir sing in the closing credits!
Friday 1st May
Join Lucy H., Leeds Cathedral Choral Director, to shake like a wet dog and wave to your imaginary friend! Learn about Hans Christian Anderson, the Pacific region of Polynesia and how to sing a round.
Thursday 30th April
 
Get ready to use your imagination, your body and your voice as Alex leads you through some fun warm ups, action songs and Easter Hallelujahs, before we turn into crocodiles and orangutans for our final song. We'll be learning about dynamics and the meaning of "Hallelujah". 
 
Wednesday 29th April
 
Lucy - the Choral Director for Huddersfield and Calderdale - takes us through some fabulous warm-ups, four songs in one in the Gospel Medley, and celebrates Easter with This is the day. Stay tuned to the end to meet a very special guest...
Tuesday 28th April
 
Join Tom - the Director of the Schools Singing Programme - for some VERY energetic warm-ups, an uplifting song from Eswatini about following God's word, what to say to your neighbours when they've filled up your bin, and the legendary banana dance...learn about pitch and the difference between beat and rhythm. 
 
Monday April 27th
Today we go through some brilliant warm-ups, an Easter alleluia, the fantastic gospel medley, and a joyful song from Eswatini - Sizohamba naye! 
 
 
 
 
Please see below for some more activities...
Music Resources
 
During the current climate, and with the challenges we are all facing in the coming weeks and months, we want to do everything we can to make our resources available to you for use at home. Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired, and is something we all have in common.

So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, we are releasing seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. Every week for the next few weeks we will continue to add songs and resources.
 
Please click on the link below...