The younger training choir caters for children from 3 – 5 years of age.
The choir is led by Jenny Trattles, whose passion for music education is infectious. The Friday evening sessions are action-packed with singing games and rhymes. The actives are based on the musical philosophy of the composer Zoltán Kodály, who believed that children should be given the opportunity to experience high quality music at a level appropriate to their development.
The songs are carefully selected to help promote skills such as keeping a steady pulse, performing simple rhythm patterns, listening for tone quality, and accurately matching the pitch of other singers. These singing games and rhymes are also excellent for developing early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as promoting social skills and building confidence.
Children attend along with their parents, who are also encouraged to join in with the session. The younger training choir performs in one or two concerts each term, and for some this is their first experience of performing in front of an audience.
Choir rehearsals take place every Friday (term time only) at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue in Scunthorpe from 5.30pm – 6pm.
Suitable for children and young people aged 3 – 6 years.