St Joseph the Worker’s school choir is called “Jozekidz!”
The choir meet every Monday evening after school where we sing a wide variety of songs including songs from the musicals.
In January 2018 “Jozekidz!” attended the Liverpool Peace Proms at the Echo Arena and took part in singing a range of popular songs along with 3000 other school children from across the North West region. This was a wonderful concert where the children were accompanied by 'The Cross Border Orchestra' (a full symphony orchestra) from Ireland.
Throughout this academic year (2018/2019) “Jozekidz!” have been kept busy...please read on to find out what they have been doing...
The first concert was in December, where "Jozekidz!" performed at 'MAPAS Carols and Choirs at Christmas' at St. Peter's CofE church in Swinton. The children sang a beautiful Christmas song called 'Night of Silence'. Friends and families came along to support us and said how much they had enjoyed the evening. They even joined in singing carols at the end of the service!
Also in December, the children visited two local elderley resident care homes, 'Heartley Green' and 'Moorfield House' where they sang Christmas carols. The residents enjoyed this very much and sang along with the children. Afterwards, the children gave out homemade Christmas cards to the residents and shared a drink of orange juice and a biscuit with them too!
In April "Jozekidz!" along with the children of Key Stage 2 performed 'Resurrection Rock!' "Jozekidz!" acted out the Easter Story through song. See the link to these pictures below.
More recently "Jozekidz!" have performed at 'The Big Sing Day', organised by MAPAS and held locally at Irlam Leisure Centre. Here, the choir joined other school choirs from across the Salford district and sang 'Step it up', 'Child of the World', 'Africa' and 'We're all in this together (from High School Musical)'. The children and staff had a great day and put on a performance in the evening for families and friends.
"Jozekidz!" final performance of the year was at Irlam Train Station's Summer Fair with a 1940's theme. The children really got into the spirit of the 1940's era, dressing up as children from that period and singing songs such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, We'll Meet Again and The Quartermaster's Store. The children, Mrs Royle and Mrs Curran all had a great time!
Please see the photo gallery above for pictures from The Big Sing Day and The Irlam Train Station Summer Fair!
On Monday December the 9th, 'Jozekidz!' sang for the residents of Heartley Green Residential Care Home, next door to the school. The children sang Christmas songs and carols, telling the story of the Nativity through song. They finished with 'Jingle Bell Rock' to get everyone in the Christmas mood with some residents joining in with singing and dancing! The children were treated to a Christmas Tree biscuit and a drink of juice which went down very well!
See the photos above to see pictures of the children's performance!
Our next performance is at the Liverpool Peace Proms on Saturday January 18th 2020, at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.