The Gents lead a vocal workshop at Thorndown Primary School
Posted on: 30 July 2019
The Gentlemen of St John's performed to almost 600 children from Thorndown Primary School, St Ives and led a vocal workshop with their Year 4 pupils.
The ‘Gents’ are a vocal ensemble made up of Choral and Organ Scholars from the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Kate Medlow – a teacher at Thorndown – wrote this account of The Gents’ visit:
'The children and staff at Thorndown Primary School were extremely lucky to have a visit from The Gentlemen of St John’s to perform during our Music Week from 1-5 July 2019.
The ‘Gents’ gave us an amazing vocal performance during assembly, performing songs ranging from ‘I’m a Believer’ to ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’. The children and staff loved every moment, toe-tapping and finger-clicking throughout the performance… some even got quite emotional.
'The singers captivated the School and even managed to teach almost 600 children to sing along with them.
Our Year 4 pupils then took part in a smaller workshop with The Gents. They worked on harmonies, word pronunciation and thoroughly enjoyed enhancing their own performance of ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’.
'The feedback from the children was very positive.
“They blew my mind with their amazing singing!”
“I want to be a Gent when I am older. They really inspired me to sing.”
The staff and pupils from Thorndown Primary School would like to say a huge thank you to The Gentlemen of St John’s for visiting us.'