Community Arts evening
This was our final ‘in-school’ show of the year and tickets were a sold out.
There were a range of groups performing from Ken Stimpson and other groups from our local community and beyond.
- B#, the Ken Stimpson A Cappella group previewed their Disneyland Paris performance
- Ken Stimpson Community School Choir also previewed their Disneyland Paris performance
- Club 73 Choir joined us and were a highlight of the evening
- Ken Stimpson Community Choir were also back by popular demand after competing and winning the Peterborough music festival this year.
- Peterborough Community Orchestra were a delight to watch and were well received by the audience considering it was their very first performance since forming a few months earlier.
- Ken Stimpson Dancers also showcased a new work performing with musicians from the Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians.
- Ken Stimpson Year 10 Drama group also entertained us with scenes from "The Tempest"
- We also had a performance from a duo that has really shone out this year and continue to go from strength to strength and they are Lewis Turnbull and Faye Greenaway
And, of course, not forgetting the Ken Stimpson Art Exhibition that was displayed in the common room and a chance for some of the high standards of work to be on show to parents and students alike.
Ken Stimpson - At the heart of community music
Music-making is a great social item, as we have seen from the camaraderie that our students in the school choir and a cappella groups have developed. It is also a great way to bring communities together, to meet new people and make new friends.
As a school the ‘Community’ in our name is very important to us and, as a Performing Arts faculty, we are keen to develop further community links. That is why, twelve months ago, we started our Ken Stimpson Community Choir. This small group of adults and their families started with the words “I can’t sing” but have gone from strength to strength and, this year, was awarded First Prize in the Community Choir class of the Peterborough Music Festival; a huge achievement.
This has now also been supplemented with a partnership with the Peterborough Youth Orchestra to form the "Peterborough Community Orchestra”, a brand new instrumental group for musicians of all standards and all ages (including adults) with many members coming back to playing and performing after many years. These groups are alongside the City of Peterborough Youth Ensembles (CPYE) that have called Ken Stimpson home since 2012.
If you’ve ever wanted to sing in a choir, but have been too nervous to try, or if you play (or have played) an instrument in a group why not get in touch and come along. All groups rehearse at Ken Stimpson weekly during term-time at the following times:-
KSCS Community Choir-: Wednesdays 5.45-6.45pm. E-mail Mr. Norman for more details (r.norman [at] kscs.org.uk ())
Peterborough Community Orchestra: Wednesdays 7.15-9.15pm. E-mail the Orchestra for more details (peterboroughcommunityorchestra [at] gmail.com ())
City of Peterborough Youth Ensembles: Thursdays 5.00-7.15pm. E-mail CPYE for more details (cpyemusicleader [at] gmail.com ())
Students from Year 7-13 involved amongst the various groups
Students from 7-13 – involved in the stage management
Adults and students involved from across the Peterborough community.
Over 200 members of the public – parents/carers, Governors, local community, students, staff.
Aspect of SMSC
Reason for event
Provided our students/audience with the opportunity to experience the wealth of performing arts that happens within the community from Ken Stimpson and it also provided our students with a chance to see beyond performing within school and start to become more confident within the community and become more comfortable performing to a mix of audience members.