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Packwood choristers join Choral Day

Last Friday Shrewsbury School ran their second annual Choral Day giving prep school pupils the chance to sing together and to join Shrewsbury’s excellent Chapel Choir. Packwood choristers from Years 6 and 7 joined pupils from four other local prep schools for a very varied day. Rehearsals began with a lovely anthem by Will Todd, ... Continue Reading

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Music Hall favourites

This year’s Sixes Music Competition took its theme from our 125th anniversary celebrations, so all songs were chosen from the Victorian music hall. Mr Quentin Thomas, the Director of Music at Oundle, provided some humorous, positive and thoughtful comments as this year’s adjudicator. McFerran Wilsons performed first and Tom M, Daniel G and Lucy C ... Continue Reading

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Prep school Arts Day

The annual prep school Arts Day hosted by Malvern College last week was an early highlight of the autumn term for a group of Packwood’s talented young musicians and artists. The art enthusiasts were given the challenge of making a piece of wearable art or sculpture in the style of contemporary artist David Mach, known ... Continue Reading

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Choir trip to Worcester

Throughout the year, the 32 Packwood choristers give up a significant amount of their free time for the choir – rehearsals during break times, Sunday morning church services and extra singing commitments which just this term have included singing at the wedding of an Old Packwoodian and entertaining Mr Jones’ mother and her fellow residents ... Continue Reading

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Sublime summer concert

One of the main events of the musical calendar is the Packwood Summer Concert and this year nearly half the children in the main school took part. As before, plans for a sunny, alfresco event were thwarted by the weather, but the marquee provided an excellent alternative with plenty of space for children, parents, picnics ... Continue Reading

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The Sound of Music

Packwood’s junior year groups rose to the challenge in style for their outstanding production of ‘The Sound of Music’, which delighted audiences last Friday and Saturday evening. The confidence of these young performers (aged between 8 and 11!) was remarkable – they sang and acted with such self-assurance and immersed themselves completely in their parts. ... Continue Reading

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