Battle of Trafalgar – Our Day on the Stage

In Cadogan Hall, we watched and sang along to a brilliant recount of the Battle of Trafalgar.  We traveled there by train and tube.  On arriving, we ate our lunch, unfortunately I did not manage to eat all of it.  It was deafening eating lunch, as there were hundreds of children chatting and singing, as not all the schools were eating.  The Year 4s traveled together with Miss Izibili.  Once we had all sat down, the marvelous conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrated what each instrument sounded like.  Some sounds can make you feel nauseous or queasy, other sounds can make you feel excited or scared.  I made up a story related to how each instrument sounded.
 
Edmund Waller Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
We had to remain ready throughout the rehearsals

 

Rehearsing with the orchestra, ballet and presenter.
Rehearsing with the orchestra, ballet and presenter
After that, we saw the performance and it was phenomenal!  I could have wished for nothing better from them.  It sounded beautiful when all the children and adults sang together.  At the beginning, it was sad.  When they celebrated Nelson’s birthday it was enjoyable.  The audience laughed when the dancers brought Lord Nelson a birthday cake through and danced around him.  We were told to dress as the crew of a ship and I dressed up in a striped navy blue and white top with denim jeans.  I go skiing every year, so I have a collection of medals and badges, which I pinned to my top.  I really enjoyed the educational visit to Cadogan Hall.
 – Olivia, 4B (abridged)
Us in our dressing room
Us in our dressing room

Cadogan Hall Visit – details and songs to practice

Hello everyone,

As you know, Years 4, 5 and 6 will be heading to Cadogan Hall next week Monday, 23rd March.

Please come in wearing Navy type costume. Look at this picture for inspiration:

You could wear something like this.
You could wear something like this.

You don’t have to go out and buy anything. Any piece of cloth will do for a scarf, and white, navy or black trousers will be fine. Black shoes are best. A striped top would be perfect if you can get hold of one.

 

You can practice at home with these recordings:

Audience Word Sheet (click to download)

01 Rule Britannia

03 The Wind is Foul (A)

04 The Wind is Fould (B)

09 Jolly Good Fellow

11 Heart of Oak v2-3 Audience

13 Heart of Oak v2-3 (Stage Choir ONLY)

19 Sail Sail for Trafalgar Bay

21 The West Wind was with us

23 Rule Britannia Reprise Audience

25 Rule Britannia Reprise (Stage Choir ONLY)