A BUSY WEEK AHEAD FOR PERFORMING ARTS
All members of Performing Arts team are gearing up for our busiest week of the year; one we hope you will be able to join in with us by attending one, or more performances.
The Snowman Project, Wednesday 4 December – Peterborough New Theatre (formerly ‘The Broadway Theatre’)
On Wednesday the school choir will be taking part in a series of performances in collaboration with the Peterborough Youth Orchestra and the Peterborough Music Hub. ‘The Snowman Project’ is a multimedia concert where audience members will not just hear some of their Christmas Favourites played live by members of Peterborough Youth Orchestra but also includes a wonderful opportunity to see a screening of the Raymond Briggs classic Christmas film accompanied by narrator and a live orchestra. There is even a chance to meet the Snowman himself! The choir will be singing the iconic “Walking in the Air” as part of the Snowman screening (with Emily Richardson from year 9 taking the role of our very own Aled Jones) as well singing many of your Christmas Carol favourites in an arrangement titled “Christmas Festival”.
Throughout the day we will perform to over 3000 people with two primary school concerts. This will be followed by a public performance at 6.30pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to get into the festive spirit and tickets are selling fast with an expected full house. If you would like to join us tickets are available through the New Theatre Box Office or online at https://www.newtheatre-peterborough.com/events/the-snowman/
Werrington Community Christmas ‘Big Sing’, Friday 6 December – Ken Stimpson Assembly Hall, 12noon
Our traditional annual Community Christmas event where the Ken Stimpson choir will join with students from Werrington Primary, William Law, Welbourne and Marshfields Schools in a performance of some of your favourite Christmas songs. Supported by the Peterborough Music Hub, and accompanied by a live band, this year’s songs include “Frosty the Snowman”, “Last Christmas” and “Step into Christmas”. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes. Admission is free with doors opening at 11.40am.
Ken Stimpson Community School Christmas Concert and “The Wizard of Oz”
Our school Christmas Showcase in a new format. Come along and really get into the festive mood with a combined event encompassing our Christmas Concert with our annual School Production. This year the first halve will feature the School Choir and A Cappella groups alongside our Community Choir and Rock Bands in a selection of favourite songs and Christmas medleys. Then, after the interval, join with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion in a magical journey along the Yellow Brick Road to a faraway land with Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, Munchkins and a Wizard as, in its eightieth anniversary year, we present our version of “The Wizard of Oz”. Tickets are priced at £5.00 each and available on the door or in advance online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/kscs.
These are just three of our events coming in December, watch out in the newsletter for more future events including our Community Cinema screening of “Elf” and other opportunities to join in Christmas with the Ken Stimpson Performing Arts Faculty.
Mr R Norman
Head of Performing Arts Faculty