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The St Andrew's School Choir is open to all children in KS2 (Years 3-6).  Rehearsals take place on Thursday lunchtimes in the school hall.  The choir is led by Mrs Faye and Louise Graham.  We have lots of opportunities to perform this year, so come along and get singing!

Big Christmas Sing 2018

 

We will sing Song of the Winter Wind as a choir.  Here are the words for you to practise and learn at home.

 

Song of the Winter Wind

 

Ooh, ooh, ooh.

Let me in at your window cries the cold winter wind.

Let me tell you the story of where I have been.

Let me tell of the Arctic, where I danced with Jack Frost

And of icy Siberia and how I got lost.

 

Ooh.

I jumped over the icebergs and skipped over seas,

Then I roared through the forests and howled in the trees.

I raced with the reindeer in a fierce winter storm,

Then I flew with the eagles down south to get warm.

 

Ooh, ooh, ooh.

So I blew through the desert into Bethlehem town,

Where a bright star of glory was glittering down

On a babe in a manger wrapped in blankets and straw.

Shepherds gazed next to wise men in wonder and awe.

 

Ooh.

Now I’m tired and I’m hungry. I’m chilled to the bone;

All my bold serenades have died down to a moan;

So I’ve come here to Oxford with its tall dreaming spires;

Let me in at your window, let me sit by your fire.

Ooh, ooh, ooh.

We will sing Noel and I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday with the other schools at the Big Christmas Sing.  Here are the words and backing tracks for your to practise and learn at home.

Noel

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel Noel),

                                                                   (overlap)

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel)

 

If I were a star then I would shine, shine, shine

The brightest light in heaven would be mine, mine, mine

So all the world would know that it is Christmas time

I would shine, shine, shine

 

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel Noel),

                                                                   (overlap)

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel)

 

If I were a candle I would glow, glow, glow

My pretty light would help the world to know, know, know

That long ago a baby came God’s love to show

I would glow, glow, glow

 

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel Noel),

                                                                   (overlap)

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel)

 

I am just a child but I can sing, sing, sing

I can make the world with happy music ring

Sing about the peace the holy child can bring

I can sing, sing, sing

 

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel Noel),

                                                                   (overlap)

Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel), Noel (Noel)

 

No – No – No - - - - - - el

I Wish it could be Christmas

Oh when the snowman brings the snow

Well he just might like to know
He's put a great big smile on somebody's face
If you jump into your bed
Quickly cover up your head
Don't you lock the doors
You know that sweet Santa Claus is on his way

 

Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday  
So let the bells ring out for Christmas

 

When we're skating in the park
If the storm clouds paints it dark
Then your rosy cheeks are gonna light my merry way
Now the frosticles appear
And they've frozen up my beard
So we'll lie by the fire
Till the sleep simply melts them all the way

 

Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play

Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day
So let the bells ring out for Christmas

 

(Instrumental)

 

Oh when the snow man brings the snow
Well he just might like to know
He's put a great big smile on somebody's face

So if Santa brings that sleigh
All along the milky way
I'll sign my name on the rooftop in the snow
Then he may decide to stay

 

Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
So let the bells ring out for Christmas

 

Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
When the kids start singing and the band
begin to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
So let the bells ring out for Christmas

 

Why don't you give your love for Christmas

Harvest Festival

 

Here are the words and a YouTube video of our harvest song:  Look at the World by John Rutter.  We are not singing the whole song, but the clip will help you to practise and learn those words at home :)

 

Look at the world: Everything all around us
Look at the world: and marvel everyday
Look at the world: So many joys and wonders
So many miracles along our way


Praise to thee o lord for all creation
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share and every blessing
All things come of thee


Look at the earth: Bringing forth fruit and flower
Look at the sky: The sunshine and the rain
Look at the hills, look at the trees and mountains
Valley and flowing river field and plain


Praise to thee o lord for all creation
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share and every blessing
All things come of thee


Think of the spring, Think of the warmth of summer
Bringing the harvest before the winters cold
Everything grows, everything has a season
Til' it is gathered to the fathers fold


Praise to thee o lord for all creation
Give us thankful hearts that we may see
All the gifts we share and every blessing
All things come of thee.

Look At The World by John Rutter -lyric video

God's beautiful creation. Footage courtesy of BBC Earth. -"All things come of Thee." Soli Deo Gloria

Children Singing for Children 2018

Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford

Thursday 15th November @7pm

 

The school choir will perform at this year's Children Singing for Children concert at Wesley Memorial Chruch on Thursday 15th November.  We participated in the first of these events organised by the Rotary Club of Oxford, last year.  The choir will have the chance to perform some individual songs, as well as singing in a massed choir with children from Windmill and Botley schools.  This year promises to be even better than last!

 

You can find backing tracks and words for all of the songs below to help practise at home.  Remember:  you need to learn the words by heart as no books will be allowed during the performance.

 

Copies of parent letters can also be found below.

Children Singing for Children - song with vocals

Children Singing for Children - words

Children Singing for Children - words 1

One World - song with vocals

One World - words

One World - words 1

World in Union - song with vocals

World in Union - words

World in Union - words 1

When You Want to Say Hello Around the World - sung to the tune of 'If Your Happy and you Know it".

When You Want to Say Hello Around the World - sung to the tune of 'If Your Happy and you Know it". 1

Someone So Poor - accompaniment

Someone So Poor

 

A poor man waiting for his fortune,

Waiting for his world to end.

Whistling his made up tune,

Will his heart ever mend?

 

But how can we help someone so poor?

With all our wordly goods, we could give him more.

We could give him more.

 

A lady sleeping on some sacking,

Dreaming of a different life.

Lacking in her broken world,

Any love, hope or joy.

 

But how can we help someone so poor?

With all our wordly goods, we could give her more.

We could give her more.

 

A rich man sitting in his front room,

Looking at the falling snow.

Comfortable by his fire,

Does he see, does he know?

 

And when will he help the waiting poor?

With all his wordly goods, he could give them more.

He could give them more.

Give them more.

 

Azikatale

 

Azikatale nomase boshwa

Sise misele nkule koh.

Azikatale nomase boshwa

Sise misele nkule koh.

 

Unzima, lom twalo

Ufuna ma doh da.

Unzima, lom twalo

Ufuna ma doh da.

 

Tina bantwan base Africa

Sise misele nkule koh.

Tina bantwan base Africa

Sise misele nkule koh.

 

Unzima, lom twalo

Ufuna ma doh da.

Unzima, lom twalo

Ufuna ma doh da.

 

We are the children of Africa,

And it’s for freedom that we are fighting now.

We are the children of Africa,

And it’s for freedom that we are fighting now.

 

A heavy load, a heavy load,

It’s gonna take some real strength.

A heavy load, a heavy load,

It’s gonna take some real strength.

Child of Tomorrow

 

Here in the wasteland

A small flower is growing.

Its life seems so fragile

Its beauty so rare.

A lonely survivor,

Amid man’s destruction.

A hope for the future,

A dream we all share.

 

 

Will you be wiser, oh child of tomorrow?

Will you remember the price that we paid?

How will you cherish this earth which we leave you?

What will you learn from the child of today?

 

Lost mid the ruins,

Two children are hiding.

Beneath broken windows,

They play with a gun.

Surrounded by soldiers,

Their city is dying.

The world turns it back,

And the conflict goes on.

 

Will you be wiser, oh child of tomorrow?

Will you remember the price that we paid?

How will you cherish this earth which we leave you?

What will you learn from the child of today?

 

Still now and silent,

A baby is lying.

Too weak now for crying,

Too hungry to care.

Beside him his mother,

Is watching and waiting.

How many must die while the world learns to share?

 

Will you be wiser, oh child of tomorrow?

Will you remember the price that we paid?

How will you cherish this earth which we leave you?

What will you learn from the child of today?

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