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    Co-Curricular Music

    We have a broad and extensive extra-curricular programme suited for musicians of all ages and abilities.  All our extra-curricular ensembles support and enhance the work students do in class as well as further develop experienced musicians.

    ENSEMBLES

    Group music making is integral for the development of any musician.  The ensembles we offer are:

    String Ensemble
    All year groups; Violin & Cello Students grades 2-4

    Senior Strings
    All year groups; Violin and Cello Students grades 5-8

    Percussion  Group
    All year groups; Every ability!

    Recorder Ensemble  
    All year groups; Every ability!

    JFS Choir                    
    All year groups; Every ability!

    Junior Choir              
    Years 7-9; Every ability!

    Senior Choir              
    Years 9-13; Every ability!

    Samba Jamba!            
    All year groups; Every ability!

    Wind Band                
    All year groups; Woodwind and Brass students grades 2-8

    GCSE Group               
    Years 9-11 GCSE Music Students

    Pre-GCSE Group        
    Years 7-8; Every ability!

    Junior Orchestra       
    All year groups; Woodwind, Brass and String Students Beginner to Grade 2

    Guitar Club                
    All year groups; Every ability!

    THE JOHN FISHER CHOIR

    The John Fisher Music Department is well known for its SATB choir who perform regularly both in and out of school.  We rehearse daily to keep up with the extensive repertoire we learn. 

    MUSIC EVENTS AND CONCERTS

    We host many events throughout the school year both onsite and at various venues which we are invited to perform at.

    SACRED

    We are extremely lucky to have a beautiful chapel at The John Fisher School with outstanding acoustics.  We sing ‘Epilogue’ in the chapel on the last Thursday of every month which is 20 minutes of choral sacred music complemented by bidding prayers.

    We present a sacred concert each May, ‘Symphonia Verbum,’ where we perform some of the most famous and challenging choral pieces.

    We are often invited to sing at religious services and sacraments such as funerals, ordinations, weddings and masses.  In addition to this, we sing choral evensong at various UK Cathedrals.

    SECULAR

    On the lighter side, we present a secular Spring and Summer Concert which usually has a theme connecting all the music performed from all the ensembles.  To date, we have performed an array of music from film and TV, music from around the world and across the decades of the 20th and 21st centuries.

    CHRISTMAS

    Christmas is our busiest period with carol singing requests from local charities, residential homes, shopping centres and St Giles School.  In addition to this, we offer our ‘Christmas Bonanza’ concert, a secular fun party-style concert as well as our beautiful candlelit sacred ‘Service of Lessons and Carols’ which for many of our returning congregation, is the start of Christmas.

    TOUR

    The JFS Choir visits a European country every two years to perform in at least two sacred venues and one outdoor town centre.  This year, we will be visiting Paris and performing in Notre Dame Cathedral.

    For details of the music department's provision within curriculum time please use the following link:

    Music Subject Page

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