The performing arts are a vital part of life at All Hallows. In both Music and Drama, opportunities abound for the beginner, the enthusiast and those interested in trying something new. A wide range of performance platforms is provided so that all pupils are able to take part and flourish.
How music and drama fit in to the curriculum
Throughout the school, music is taught by specialist teachers who are trained and experienced musicians. The Director of Music teaches all children from Year Five upwards and our Junior Music specialist inspires our younger children.
Drama lessons are part of the curriculum in years 5, 6 and 7 although chances to perform exist for other year groups.
Elective music lessons
In addition to music in the classroom, we currently have twelve visiting teachers offering one-to-one lessons on Piano, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Drum kit, Guitar and Voice.
Supporting and extending all this, we offer our pupils a wide range of extra-curricular groups and activities, designed to inspire all and develop the specialist. To find out more click through to more about music >>
Chapel Choir is the only auditioned music group in the school and caters for the most able singers. It sings at Mass every week and leads the Carol service. In recent years, Chapel Choir has sung at the Vatican (2006), at Westminster Cathedral (2010) and Wells Cathedral (2012). It has been invited to sing Mass at Westminster again next year.
Speech and Drama
Speech and Drama lessons are available from Year Four upwards. These (paid) lessons allow pupils to develop their dramatic and presentation skills in more detail, leading (where appropriate) to LAMDA exams and the chance to compete in the Bath Festival. Click through to more about drama >>
Solo Showcase 1
Tuesday 29th January, 7.00pm
Year 6 Production ('Olivia')
Saturday 2nd February
Yrear 5 African Drumming Workshop
(with musicians from Prior Park)
Tuesday 5th February
Junior Solo Showcase
Monday 25th February, 4.30pm
Thursday 28th February, 4.30pm
Solo Showcase 2
Thursday 7th March, 7.00pm
Associated Board Exams
Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th March
Chapel Choir visit to Westminster Cathedral
Saturday 16th March
Monday 18th March, 7.00pm
Friday 22nd March, 7.00pm
Boarders' Solo Showcase
Wednesday 27th March, 3.30pm