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"...I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness."

John 10v10

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September 2020 Update

Due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid-19, choir is currently suspended.



Spring Term

Choir will continue after Christmas. We were delighted to perform at the switching on of the Broadwaters Christmas Lights, where we performed an outdoor, moving nativity! It was very exciting to be down in the park singing after dark, and we received some lovely emails about how well we performed. 


Next term we will be tackling some new repertoire. Check back to hear how we're getting on!

We are delighted to announce that the KS2 choir will begin rehearsals after half term on Mondays from 3.15-4.15 until Christmas initially. Please visit the office for a letter if your child would like to take part.

At St. Oswald's we are passionate about performing arts, most notably singing. We are blessed with children who find it easy to pick up a tune, and by the time they reach Year 6, most children can sing in harmony as part of a group, with some able to sing solos in harmony as well.


Our journey begins in singing assemblies, where Mrs Barnes-Smith and Miss Dearden focus on basic techniques needed to sing a range of songs appropriate for collective worship. As children move into Year 3, they are then able to join our thriving school choir. This usually runs on Monday afternoons from the second half term of the year onwards. The choir performs in assemblies, St Oswald's church at Christmas and at the end of each half term for parents. Furthermore, we have taken part in the Regional Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham, the Three Counties Show, as well as at the inauguration of the mayor!


We firmly believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience positive performances throughout their time in primary school, whether they are part of the choir or not. We want them to build their confidence, make new friends and broaden their musical horizons. In order to fulfil these aims, we offer the following opportunities which are scaled from being part of a massed choir, right down to soloistic performances:

  • Year 3-6 - "Voice in a Million" at Wembley Arena / Young Voices at NEC Birmingham
  • Year 3 and 4 - "The Big Sing" at Worcester University Arena
  • Year 5 - the "Pyramid Concert" at Kidderminster Town Hall
  • Year 6 - "Shirley Holland Memorial Prize" at Kidderminster Town Hall (we are the current holders of the award and also won it in 2017).
  • Year 6 - End of Year Production


Details of how to take part in this year's events to follow in due course.


Take a look at our choir in the news!