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RECENT EVENTS - A Celebration of Childhood

Tuesday 7 May 2013 - 7:00 PM

A Celebration of Childhood

Approximate end time 9:00pm

1,500 pupils from Thomas's London Day Schools will perform in this celebration of childhood, which promises to be a memorable and uplifting event.

The programme has been specially created by the music, drama and ballet staff at Thomas's, led by Françoise Ogier, Director of Music at Thomas's Fulham.

Pupils will perform alongside past pupils and other children representing the Thomas's Foundation Glee Choir, accompanied by musicians from Southbank Sinfonia led by Simon Over.

Act I: To Be A Child

Act I explores what it is to be a child as seen through the eyes of Thomas's pupils.

. Opening Film - 'To Be A Child'
. Once Upon A Time Music by Lin Marsh, orchestration by Bob Dewhurst. Additional words by Jack Cowdery

Act II: Friendship

Act II looks at friendship and nurturing our talents with others.

Variations on a Children's Theme - Music by Allan Herron, based on a theme by W.A. Mozart
. Rhapsody in Blue - Music by George Gershwin
. Film - If'
. 'If' - Music by Howard Blake, words by Rudyard Kipling

interval

Act III: In My Life

Act III celebrates a child's home life and the excitement of the future.

. Percussion Fanfare - Music by Noel Joyce
. When I Grow Up - Music and words by Tim Minchin
. Poetry - 'Jim' by Jess Kelham-Hohler, Foyle Young Poet of the Year
. In My Life - Music by Lennon and McCartney, orchestration by Francoise Ogier
. Comedy - 'Childhood' by Freddie Syborn
. Ballet - The Nutcracker - Music by P Tchaikovsky
. Thanks, Film and Tribute - Ben Thomas, Principal

Act IV: To Be In This World

The Finale is a celebration of what we can achieve in this world with all those around us.

. Revolting Children - Music and words by Tim Minchin
. You Give a Little Love - Music by Paul Williams, words by Alan Parker
. Higher Ground - Music and words by Stevie Wonder, orchestration by Francoise Ogier