CMS has a dedicated team of choral specialist in all areas of the county, who deliver specialist vocal teaching particularly in secondary schools, take part in the Wider Opportunities programme and present our whole school singing project ‘Feel The Buzz’.
The team are also involved in running the choral groups at the music centres and are available to run inset training and offer advice and support both in schools and as part of our CMS training programme.
Area choral activities
Each of the four areas in Warwickshire run or plan to run choirs as follows:
|Song club||KS1 singers – boys and girls|
|Girls/Children’s Choir||KS2 girls and boys|
|Boys Choir||aged 8 upwards (see below)|
|Girls Choir||KS3 girls|
Click below for all music centre activities in areas:
County choral activities
The County Boys Choir and Choristers, is an accomplished group of over 130 members. They have appeared in the National Finals of the Festival of Music for Youth for the last three years where last year they won a major award. They were in the Grand Final of the BBC Choir of the Year 2010 at the Royal Festival Hall. The boys have toured France and Belgium, produced two CDs, appeared on radio and TV and at major events. They won an award in the Cornwall International Male Voice Festival 2011 and in Summer 2011 were featured guests at the National Conference of British Choral Directors. A recent addition (2012) has been the ‘County Male Voices’ into which group choristers are automatically welcomed.
CMS also has both a County Junior Girls Choir and a County Girls Choir from the above area groups.
CMS is fully involved in national initiatives such as the Sing Up programme.