Music & Choir
To perform and sing for the sheer joy of creating beautiful sound, is the target of all those who teach music, and Knighton House is no exception, but the Music Department goes further still, imparting to our pupils the many other benefits of making music. Learning lyrics is a super work-out for the memory: other subjects certainly gain from the training given to the school’s chapel choir, the strategies used to learn their anthems being particularly valuable to vocabulary learning in languages. Other subjects too, benefit, as girls time-travel effortlessly from past to present and from culture to culture.
The Music department teaches pupils how to be supportive of performances, developing a language of praise and positive comments. Performers are encouraged to be resilient and to keep going, whatever happens. In group composition, the skill of team work is developed, along with the confidence for experimentation. In ensemble rehearsals and performances, pupils learn how to collaborate, to listen and respond. Singing together, in hymn practice or music lessons, fosters a collegial atmosphere.
Through music in the curriculum and individual instrumental lessons, through the elite chorister quartet and our chapel choir singers, to the many ensemble groups in which all girls can participate, is communicated how sound is an essential part of how the school community is enriched.
Watch our ‘Music at Knighton’ video.