City of London Festival

Choir were invited to take part in the City of London Festival, singing with the Citi Choir, who are part of the Music in Offices programme. Directed by Emma Taylor, one of the coaches from the musical Matilda, the school choir will be performing three songs from the show on a pop-up stage in Paternoster Square, outside St. Paul’s Cathedral, accompanied by a live band!

Here are the highlights of our preview performance in the school hall:

World premiere!

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Listen here to our performance of Just Take My Hand, written by members of Miss Hayfield’s family, Martin and Rosie. We were the first singers ever to perform the song which has been 20 years in the making! Martin and Rosie were very impressed with our wonderfully energetic singing.

(Music and lyrics copyright Martin and Rosie Willis. Please contact school if you would like to perform the song elsewhere.)

Sing Up Day

Cathedral School enjoyed a very musical Sing Up day this year. Every class enjoyed activities such as singing the register, singing numeracy and literacy songs, playing singing games, learning songs in different languages and adding new words and percussion to favourite songs. There was even singing in the playground as Year 3 children shared action songs they had been learning with KS1 and KS2 during playtime. The whole day was finished off with a fantastic Singing Celebration in the hall, where every class performed a song that they had been learning. It was a delight to hear such a variety of songs sung so beautifully and enthusiastically. You can hear some of the songs that were performed on the class blogs.

As an extra treat, the choir performed a concert after school. They sang songs from musicals including Oliver and the Sound of Music. Enjoy their performance below!

Year 2 Singing at the Golden Piano!

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A Golden Piano has been placed outside Southwark Cathedral for the public to use. So today Year 2 took advantage of it to sing some fun hymns to all the passers-by. They drew quite a crowd and enjoyed lots of loud applause. Here are some photos, but make sure you check the Year 2 blog to see some video of their beautiful and enthusiastic singing.


Choir Performance

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This afternoon Cathedral School enjoyed the choir’s performance of two very different songs – ‘Raise my Voice’ and ‘Oleo’. You can enjoy them too below! Well done choir.


Raise My Voice

Lucy Brown House Performance

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Well done to Year 6 who entertained the residents of Lucy Brown House with their fantastic singing on Wednesday. If you sing as beautifully at your Leavers’ Service in the Cathedral on Friday, I’m sure there will be a few tears in the congregation!




Choir songs

To all choir members…

Here are the words to Raise My Voice again. Make sure you’re super confident with them in preparation for our concert on Thursday!

Raise My Voice
Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x 2)

Got something to say, got a difference to make,
A part I can play and a role I can take,
I believe in myself, express how I feel,
I like who I am and I’m keepin’ it real.

Raise my voice, make a noise,
’Cos we’re all havin’ fun with it. (Fun with it.)
Can’t you see, this is me
And it’s OK to go for it. (Go for it.)

Raise my voice, make a noise,
’Cos we’re all havin’ fun with it. (Fun with it.)
Can’t you see, this is me
And it’s OK to go for it.
Makes me wanna sing!

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x2)

I want to be strong, live long and be safe.
My generation has something to say,
So much to learn, enjoy and achieve.
I reach for my goal to be all I can be.


Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x 2)

(Chanted) BULLYING? NO!

Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x 2)

Strong side by side, we lift those who fall,
Stand by our friends and we hear when they call.
Let’s all make a change, all play our part,
It takes you and me, and here’s where it starts:


Eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh, eh. (x 4)

Singing Leaders leading songs in the playground

The wonderful Singing Leaders visited the KS1 playground again today to share some new songs with the children there. They had lots of fun singing and trying out different actions. Take a look at what they did!

Year 6 Singing at the Cathedral

Year 6 were chosen to contribute two songs to the Diocesan Leavers’ Service at Southwark Cathedral on Friday 22nd of June. They gave very musical, expressive performances of ‘Believe’ by Lin Marsh and ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ by R Kelly. They received many compliments on the quality of their singing, in particular the harmonies – so well done Year 6!

Singing Leaders

The Singing Leaders have been doing a fantastic job at spreading singing around the school. They’ve recently visited Year 1 and Reception to lead singing. All the children enjoyed taking part and learning new songs with some very fun actions. Take a look at the video to see how well they did!

Singing Leaders teaching a song to Class 1

They’re due to make their next appearance in the KS1 playground this Thursday lunchtime to teach and lead some great playground songs and singing games. Be ready with your singing voices KS1!

For those of you who enjoyed the singing you’ve done already with the Singing Leaders, here are the lyrics to some of the songs they taught you. So now you can share them at home too!

Go Bananas

(Remember to add all the appropriate actions!!)

Bananas of the world unite!  (Raise hands and clap above head)

Pick bananas; pick, pick bananas

Peel bananas; peel, peel bananas

Chop bananas; chop, chop bananas

Mash bananas; mash, mash bananas

Blend bananas; blend, blend bananas

Pour bananas; pour, pour bananas

Drink bananas; drink, drink bananas

GO bananas; go, go bananas!

Bananas of the world unite!

Kye Kye Kule

(Leader) Kye kye kule

(All) Kye kye kule

(Leader) Kye kye kofinsa

(All) Kye kye kofinsa

(Leader) Kofinsa langa

(All) Kofinsa langa

(Leader) Kaka shi langa

(All) Kaka shi langa

(Leader) Kum adende

(All) Kum adende

(All) Kum adende. Hey!