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Beechwood Choir asked to join Southampton University Symphony Orchestra

Dear Parent

The Beechwood Choir have been asked to join the Southampton University Symphony Orchestra for a concert at Central Hall (St Mary’s Rd, SO14 4NF) on Saturday 26th November. The children will be joining the orchestra to sing the children’s chorus from the Winter Bonfire Suite. It is only a small amount of singing but they’ll be singing in 3-part harmony together with the choir from St.Anne’s. It will be a fantastic opportunity for the children not only to sing with an orchestra but also to listen to the rest of the concert free of charge.

The children will need to arrive at Central Hall at 4.15pm on Saturday afternoon. They’ll have a 1‑hour rehearsal with the orchestra, then a 2‑hour break until the concert starts at 7.30pm. They’ll need to bring a packed tea with them and a drink—it would also be a good idea for them to bring something to do while they are waiting, such as a small game, pack of cards or a book.

If you’d prefer to collect your child at 5.30pm to go out for some tea and bring them back by 7.15pm in time for the concert, then that should be possible too.

It would be great if you were able to come along and listen to the concert. The children would be very excited to see some familiar faces in the audience. It should be a very good concert as the orchestra are a high standard. The details about the tickets and the programme are on the reverse of this letter. (Please download below)

The children are singing in the first half which should finish at about 8.15pm. If you’re not able to come to the concert, then you could come and pick them up during the interval. If you are coming to watch, then it’s possible that your child may be able to join you in the audience for the second half. The children are invited to stay and watch the second half of the concert free of charge and I’ll be staying to supervise them until the end, which will be at about 9:30pm. I’ll need to be very clear about what your plans are before the concert so that I can make sure I reunite them with you safely.

I’m not yet sure what the children will need to wear—I’ll let you know about that nearer the time.

I really hope your child is able to take part, as all the children have been working really hard to learn the music.

Yours sincerely

Jill Gardner

Assistant Head Teacher (Inclusion)



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