End of Year Performance Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8_8ob40uTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8_8ob40uTo

 

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’ve paid my dues
Time after time
I’ve done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I’ve made a few
I’ve had my share of sand kicked in my face
But I’ve come through
(And the beat will go on and on and on and on)

[Chorus]
We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting…till the end
We are the champions, We are the champions
No time for losers cause we are the champions…
Of the world

[Verse 2]
I’ve taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it’s been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race
And I ain’t gonna lose
(Where the beat just goes on and on and on and on)

[Outro]
We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting…till the end
We are the champions, We are the champions
No time for losers cause we are the champions…
Of the world
We are the champions, my friends
And we’ll keep on fighting…till the end
We are the champions, We are the champions
No time for losers cause we are the champions…

Sensational Soloist

Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017.
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 
Lewisham Music Summer Gala.. Royal Festival Hall, London, .June-20-2017. photo: Clive Tagg
Lewisham Music Summer Gala. Royal Festival Hall, London, June-20-2017. 

On Tuesday evening, I sang a solo in the Lewisham Music Summer Gala at the Royal Festival Hall, in a song called ‘Sing’. There were five songs including that, ‘Sing and Swing’, ‘Listen to Us’, ‘My Town’ and ‘Oremi Je Ka Jo’. It was an amazing experience and I am still stunned by the memory of it. When our choir were performing, we did not do it just on our own, we sang it altogether, with twenty five other choirs. The amount of children was huge, about eight hundred! I was one of two who was picked to sing a solo on my own.

In the dressing room before hand, I was really nervous about it, as many people would be. Thankfully, I have a really good friend, who sprayed water on me to make me laugh!   Surprisingly, this worked.

During the performance, I had to stand at the edge of the stage, where there was another choir singing a completely different part. The rest of my choir were high on the balcony.

 

Me singing at the front.
Me singing at the front of the stage.

We sang the first song (‘Listen to Us’) and then I walked to the front and the music began. I counted the three and a bit bars before my part and then I began to sing. The conductor, Clare Caddick, had told me to really pronounce my ts, and during my part I remembered to do this, which made it sound a lot better. I stepped back and sang through the rest of the song at the front. Then I finished the song and bowed, before returning to the edge and singing through the last few songs.

For the penultimate song, the other soloist- John- sang his part brilliantly, before we launched into the final song. At the end everybody congratulated me and I met my parents. They were really proud of me, and I was really proud of myself!

This was a really amazing experience, and I enjoyed it so much. I would just like to thank Ms. Holder and Mr. Barrett for coordinating the whole thing, and teaching us the songs.