St Paul’s Church of England Primary School’s music department is highly regarded for both vocal and instrumental accomplishments. We enjoy playing and singing music from a wide range of genres, including and enthusing children from the very youngest to the eldest children in our school.
Our school choir has gained an excellent reputation over the years. We regularly receive invites and accept engagements to perform in and around the local area. Our large, mixed choir is supported by our four part staff choir. Some of our performing highlights include Christmas concerts with Hereford Police Male Voice Choir, Young Voices, evensong at Hereford Cathedral following a personal invite from the Mayor of Hereford, collaboration with Hereford Cathedral School in Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Alexander Le Strange’s ‘Zimbe’ and Faure’s Requiem, Three Choirs Plus festival and as part of the massed choir for the Queen’s Jubilee Diamond Day celebrations. We enjoy our close links with St Paul’s Church and have enjoyed leading Sunday morning worship.
Our String Orchestra has won their class in the Hereford Festival for four consecutive years, receiving the prestigious ‘Elgar Award’ in 2011 and in 2013 and playing in Hereford Cathedral with The English Symphony Orchestra. They have also performed a recital at Hereford Sixth Form College.
Our more recently established Woodwind ensemble has won their class in the Hereford Festival for the last two years. All our music groups have regular opportunities throughout the year to perform to friends and families in school music concerts and events.
Musical opportunities are encouraged from an early age and talents are nurtured through the many extra-curricular activities run by music specialists on the school staff and our many valued volunteers. These include beginner, intermediate and advanced descant recorder, treble recorder, hand bells and ukulele clubs.
A very high proportion of our children receive peripatetic instrumental lessons during school time on instruments such as, piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, drums and brass.
We have excellent facilities for the teaching of whole class music. Our refurbished music suite is fully equipped with the latest in music technology and classroom tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments.