Junior School girls travelled to the William Wilberforce Care Home in Pocklington last week to perform for residents, who include two Mount Old Scholars.
The girls sang each song from the musical, with a short introduction by Mrs Passmore explaining the context of each song and the characters. During the Crocodile song, Ella wove between the seated audience, as though a crocodile. The audience was delighted with the performance and gave the girls a tumultuous applause at the end of the performance.
“It was so exciting because there are actually two ladies there who used to go to The Mount. They were so kind and so polite and it was really lovely to sing for them,” said Agnes (Year 6).
“The girls had never performed somewhere like the Wilberforce before, so they did not know what to expect. The residents applauded them as they walked in. They hadn’t even done anything, but had this lovely applause, so they were a little bit nervous. Within a few minutes, because the audience was so lovely, they became very involved and were brimming with suggestions as to how they should perform the next song. When they were running around for the Crocodile Run Around, one of the residents grabbed the Crocodile and proudly told her that she was a Mount Old Scholar,” said Ms Capper.
The girls also performed in three-part harmony the traditional round, Dona Nobis Pacem, which will feature in Foundation Meeting later this month.
Afterwards, the girls enjoyed juice and chocolate biscuits, courtesy of the Home. The management are kindly making a charitable donation in thanks to the girls for their visit and entertaining the residents.
The Senior Choir will also perform at the Wilberforce in the penultimate week of term.