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“Those Who Wish to Sing Always Find a Song”

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  • Carmen & Lucy - Year 6 Voices Around the World choir project
  • Carmen & Lucy  - Year 8 Summer Fayre
  • Carmen & Lucy  - Year 9 Christmas Fayre
  • Carmen & Lucy  - Year 9 NAE Choral Festival
  • Carmen & Lucy  - Year 9 soiree
  • Carmen & Lucy  - Year 11 FOBISIA Virtual Choir project
  • Carmen & Lucy  - Year 11 School of Rock

The words of this Swedish proverb perfectly describe our Students of the Month – Lucy and Carmen! In all their years at BSB Shunyi, they have taken every opportunity to sing. From choral festivals to productions to ASAs, Lucy and Carmen have been a constant presence and their enthusiasm for singing is inspiring. Their commitment is particularly impressive this year as choir rehearsals conflicted with IGCSE exam preparation after school, but they still participated in the choir projects and were the first to sign up for the soirée!

Let’s hear why they love singing in their own words:

  • Lucy Carroll
  • Lucy - Year 7 Music FOBISIA in Malaysia
  • Lucy - Year 8 Music FOBISIA in Indonesia
  • Lucy - Year 9 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Lucy - Year 10 Little Shop of Horrors
  • Lucy - Year 10 Music FOBISIA in Vietnam
  • Lucy - Year 11 School of Rock

Year 11 Lucy Carroll:

“From a young age, I discovered what an imperative aspect of my life music is for me. My friends and I used to sing as a pastime, belting out lyrics to songs and even attempting to harmonise to no avail. Ultimately one day whilst scouring the school website for activities I could partake in, I happened across the option of choir. Little did I know this was the beginning of a journey that would be a part of my life for a very long time. Choir gave me opportunities I couldn’t dream of having! I created bonds and memories with countless people, even giving me the opportunity to make friends with people around the world. In addition to this, engaging in the school play has granted me the chance to observe and learn from those older and with more experience. Through the years I’ve seen many give up on this dream, myself included, however I persisted and found that music has been one of the most rewarding components of my life to this day and the lessons it has taught me I shall value through the years to come.”

  • Carmen Teo
  • Carmen - Year 7 soiree
  • Carmen - Year 8 soiree
  • Carmen - Year 10 International Day
  • Carmen - Year 10 Little Shop of Horrors
  • Carmen - Year 11 School of Rock

Year 11 Carmen Teo:

“Joining choir has been an irreplaceable part of my experience in BSB. Since I was young, music was an indispensable part of my life especially after I joined choir. Before I joined choir, I was a very shy person even around my closest friends. But after I joined choir, I felt more outgoing and was participating in performances. Miss Clark and the Music Department puts together many opportunities to show what an amazing time the people in choir are having and the hidden talents of the members of choir in music. There are many outstanding singers in choir which I look up to and I have been able to learn many things out of choir from Miss Clark and from the members of the choir.

As I came to Year 10, IGCSE exams and studying made it harder for me to participate in many After School Activities (ASAs) and I’ve seen many people leave choir because of it. I have even thought about it - whether or not it may affect my IGCSEs because in my opinion my grades are not the best in some subjects. But the more time I spent in choir made it harder for me to leave. I knew if I left, I would regret it very much especially because I enjoyed it so much, which is what made me stay in the end.

After deciding to stay in choir, I also joined the music productions “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The School of Rock”. The only regret I have is not joining the production earlier. Joining the school production was a fun and memorable experience. It added a bit of excitement to my journey in school.”


Well done, Lucy and Carmen! Please enjoy the photos of their singing moments at BSB!

Haley Clark

Director of Performing Arts