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CD Recording
The wonderful musicians and singers of Western House Academy recorded their third CD on Monday the 15th of May in the Music Room......read more

Singing Festivals - Autumn Term 2016

It has been a very busy term for our Year Two Choir recently with some festive performances at two Singing Festivals!  The first performance was at Slough Music Service’s annual Singing Festival in St John the Baptist Parish Church in Windsor.  Here, the Year Two Choir sang a collection of winter themed songs with five other local school’s Choirs.  Western House Academy then sang two contrasting solos, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Sparkle and Shine’.
 
The second performance, two days later, was at the first ever Key Stage One Singing Festival for The Park Federation!  Western House Academy performed alongside four other Academies at Lake Farm Park Academy in Hayes!  The highlight was definitely sporting our Christmas hats - not to forget the sunglasses, too!

Congratulations to all each and every singer in the Choir!

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Remembrance Day Assembly
Thank Your Lucky Stars
Madness Medley
 


Eton Carol Service 2016
This year, Western House Academy was invited to sing at Eton Chapel as part of Slough Music Services’ annual Carol concert.    

This prestigious event is only open to Choirs of a select calibre and so it was a real honour to have been invited!  Western House Academy sang alongside children in Choirs from Priory, Upton Court Grammar School, Taplow Girls Choir and The Curve Adult Choir.



Apart from the Carols sung with the Choirs and congregation, Western House Academy sang two solos; ‘Mary Did You Know?’ and ‘Tree of Light’.  Their angelic voices filled the Chapel and sounded sublime along with the organ!  

This rare opportunity to sing in such a magnificent setting was a true inspiration for all involved and will go down in history as one of the most incredible concerts at which Western House Academy’s choir has ever performed! 

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Carol Service 01
Carol Service 02
Carol Service 03
 


Musical Extravaganza
Children from across the academy treated parents, staff and other invited guests to a night full of musical entertainment. The music department, which is headed up by Mr Robinson, wowed adults by music ranging from the Musical Collective to the Choir - all of which sounded amazing. The children were joined by steel drummers, and GEMS ended the show in the only way they know how to and that is to raise the roof! Mrs Snowden was so proud of the children and she cannot wait to show them of again. Thank you to everyone who attended and filled in the comment sheets - they confirmed what the staff already know and that is Western House Academy have very talented musical children.

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Musical Extravaganza
The O2 Arena trip
The Mighty Melody Invaders
 


2017 Young Voices - O2 Performance!

Western House Academy’s Key Stage 2 Choir returned to the O2 Arena in London for its third year in January with an incredible performance at the Young Voices concert!  Our Choir had been rehearsing since day one in September to learn all of the songs and actions for the concert. 

This year, the repertoire included a Rock Medley, a traditional African choral part song called ‘Maliswe’, some classics such as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and more modern favourites such as Adele’s ‘Hello’ and Coldplay’s ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’!

For our children, this really was an adventure as Western House Academy were singing right at the very top of the arena and had what felt like the best view in the stadium!  Our seasoned members of the Choir, who have attended all three concerts, as well as our first timer Year 3 children all really enjoyed the experience of singing along with nearly 8,000 other children from the South East, not to mention a packed O2 Arena!  We even had our very own fan base of cheering teachers at the gates when we came out, just to add to the experience (thank you Miss Langer, Miss Khehar and Miss Bemmer!). 

Roll on 2018 and our fourth trip to the magical O2 and a huge congratulations to all of the children who participated in the event!

Mr Robinson – Music Teacher


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Singing From Scratch
Western House Academy's Key Stage Two Choir made their debut appearance at Slough Music Service's 'Singing From Scratch' event on Friday 23rd June at The Curve Library's performance theatre.  They were joined by five other choirs and learnt to sing five new songs on the day including Michael Jackson's 'Will You Be There'.


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