Performance Opportunities

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PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT MOIRA HOUSE

Giving our students the opportunity to perform is central to Music and Performing Arts at Moira House. Highlights of the school year include Autumn and Summer Concerts which have grown so popular we have to use external venues. Founder’s Day is another key event, as are the theatrical and musical productions, and the music tour. We aim to ensure that all students are given appropriate performance opportunities as they make their way through the school. To help achieve this we run classroom concerts within the curriculum, and have weekly musical slots in our Friday assemblies. The main pattern of concerts and musical performances in the school year is as follows:

AUTUMN TERM

  • Harvest Festival
  • Pre and Lower Prep Concert
  • Recital Evening
  • Classroom Concerts (years 3-11)
  • ABRSM and other public music examinations
  • Autumn Concert
  • Involvement in a Charity Concert (recent concerts include Professional West End Gala for Breast Cancer charities and Eastbourne Schools Partnership for St. Wilfred’s)
  • Musical performances at Eastbourne Youth Radio
  • Choir sing at Meads Magic
  • Carol singing at local nursing homes e.g. Carlisle Lodge, Devonshire Nursing Home
  • Advent Carol Service at All Saints Church

SPRING TERM

  • ABRSM and other public music examinations
  • GCSE solo performance recordings
  • GCSE duet performance recordings
  • Recital Evenings
  • Classroom Concerts (years 3-11)
  • Pre and Lower Prep Performing Arts Evening
  • A Level solo recitals
  • House Music Competition including Gold Medal recitals
  • House Music Competition Finals Concert
  • Senior Production Dream, Dream, Dream at the Devonshire Park Theatre

SUMMER TERM

  • ABRSM and other public music examinations
  • Trinity Musical Theatre exams
  • Gig Night (year 10 – 13)
  • Pre and Lower Prep Concert
  • Classroom Concerts (years 3-11)
  • Performance at The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair (Old Girls Tea)
  • Summer Concert at All Saints Meads
  • Upper and Lower Prep School Musical Theatre Productions
  • Performance at the Art and Photography Exhibition
  • Founders Day at Congress Theatre
  •  Summer Music Tour (TBC)

 FRIDAY ASSEMBLIES

Each Friday morning we celebrate the wealth of talent across the school with a formal performance feature in the whole-school assembly. This gives students another platform on which to gain valuable experience, performing to a wider group of their peers and staff.

TRIPS & VISITS

Each year the department is committed to giving the students the opportunity to perform in a variety of venues beyond school, and to experience professional and local performances through a selection of concert and theatre trips. A key element of this policy is the running of music and performing arts tours, where students experience several days away from home, performing in exciting venues and soaking up the culture of another town, city or country. Recent tours include Paris (2014), New York (2016) and last June’s trip, when we took 46 students (and 5 staff members) to Italy, to perform in Sirmione, on the shores of Lake Garda, and in Venice’s beautiful Basilica di San Pietro di Castello.