Magna Cantata

on Tuesday, 14 July 2015. Posted in Ash Class

Years 5 and 6 performed at Salisbury Cathedral as part of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. 

Article by Maddie and Minty


Mr Wicks, Director of music at Salisbury Cathedral School, and Ben Occhipinti, Director of the production, were our inspirations and guides as we learnt the songs and actions for the performance. At the start of our rehearsals we did some great warm-ups that really entertained us. We did three practices; one at Sarum Academy another at the City Hall and the last one in the Cathedral.

For the performance we had to decorate an apron each with something that you would have worked with in the time of the Magna Carta. For the performance we had to stand on different levels on a stage with all the children from other schools, Rickie Gilgunn was the stage director and told us all where to stand. 

Most of us were nervous at first but, after a couple of songs, everyone was fine. There were eight songs with actions that made them really effective. In between the songs there were other singers, acting and a narrator.

There were hundreds of people watching the performance and about three hundred children performing! It was an amazing experience, performing and being part of the celebrations for such an important document.

Comments (1)

  • RichieRich


    11 September 2015 at 19:55 |
    Great article - what a great evening and a massive well done to Coombe Bissett!!!!!

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