St. Elphege's Infant Choir at the School Proms 2014

10 November 2014, 17:37

St Elphege's Infant Choir at the MFY Schools Prom

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Meet the choir from a school where music is a vital element of life.

This choir welcomes all children from Reception up to Year 2. It's made up of children that want to join, says Francis Hawkes - Headteacher of St. Elphege's in Wallington. There's "no compulsion," she says. "Come if you want to sing." 

"I think music is vital to the life of the school," she tells Classic FM's Tim Lihoreau. "Without music, the children's education isn't rounded. We do lots and lots. It's a musical school."

The choir is singing a medley of songs from the countries where the various children have their roots - Africa, India, Poland, England and the Caribbean. The enchanting piece is dedicated to the late Sheila Doherty, a dear friend and former accompanist of the choir. 

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