My girl is on the radio (again :) )

(9 Posts)
Theas18 Wed 09-Apr-14 12:51:34

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0400b0m

Listen to a clip or 2 if you don't know what us chorister parents are on about. This is what they do 3 times a week here.

And if you do know about the English choral tradition can you tell they are girls? THe older choral scholars x2 I think you can but the general choir I think they sound the same as a boys choir * but better LOL (not only as they re girls of course- tongue in cheek- but they are older so more experienced and quicker to pick things up- it's an 11-18 choir).

mummytime Wed 09-Apr-14 12:58:22

Radio 3 were very complimentary when my DD sang. I do think girls can sound even better than boys due to their maturity. I am impressed at the standards they get to on so little practise really.

morethanpotatoprints Wed 09-Apr-14 13:04:57

Well done little Theas, I will have a listen later.

I think the BBC in general are good to the children who appear on radio and tv. They teat them like little stars and then we have to pick up the pieces. grin
How old is your dd Theas.

Theas18 Wed 09-Apr-14 19:46:36

It went really well. smile

More than she's 14. She's actually been doing it since she was 9- they let her try out early as the elder 2 were all ready choristers - and having a boy and a girl we were there every day!

morethanpotatoprints Wed 09-Apr-14 20:29:21

You must have done some ferrying about Theas, I have heard from friends what a commitment it is. We looked into it for dd, but no way could we have managed even one child let alone two.
I don't think people appreciate what is expected from the parents, I take dd to so many different ensembles, orchestras and choirs but nothing like the commitment you need when your dc are Choristers.
Are the older 2 still singing?

Theas18 Wed 09-Apr-14 21:06:59

Morethan I did spend a lot of time on the train with DS when he was primary age. It was actually quite nice ( he did MWF, the girls TT!) but eldest took herself from secondary - when youngest started it was tricky - but I handed her to dd1 on the platform. Thank goodness for the cross city line!

And of course there was all the other stuff going on!

Eldest has a choral scholarship at uni and DS is hoping for that too. He's going to sing St John passion on a Good Friday with her choir having sung a few times when he's been to see her. It's a great thing to do at uni -some money, no better than washing up in a pub- but for doing something you love ( and from a parent point of view again a nice instant friendship group, and someone who will miss you if you don't turn up). An the other things that she's done have been brilliant eg choir tours etc.

Theas18 Wed 09-Apr-14 21:08:01

And I do work...

morethanpotatoprints Wed 09-Apr-14 21:22:26

Amazing, and how lovely.
We have 3 dc and the older 2 will support dd but neither are musical at all.
I agree, choirs are brilliant for the friendship groups and we have found that children from all walks of life can become friends and share a common goal.
Well, well done again little Theas and good luck to the older ones too.

Mine is on a tv play with her choir on Christmas day, not sure how many or if any shots she is in, but she enjoyed the filming.

RaspberryLemonPavlova Thu 10-Apr-14 21:15:26

It was lovely Theas, well done to your DD.

I know what you mean about the maturity. DS2 choir is a very young choir at present. There are only 2 secondary school age boys in the boys choir, then DS and several others in Y6. And the oldest boy's voice is already changing. It means DS leads one of the sides and he get lots of solos, but it is a shame not to have the benefit of an older choir's experience I think.

The girls choir sticks to the same age range here as well (finish at the end of Y8). Girls and boys can go on to Youth Choir and they sing Evensong once a week.

We only agreed to DS2 being a chorister with the older DCs back-up as it is such a tie for the whole family.

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