Our young musicians at BSB Shunyi truly love to participate in FOBISIA events, so when the virtual choir opportunity arose in December 2020, we immediately signed up the Secondary Choir. When school unexpectedly closed in January for our KS3 singers, we were wondering how or even if we could meet the 31st March, 2021 deadline to submit our recording. Thankfully, when school reopened on 1st March, we had 5 weeks of Choir ASAs and worked very hard to learn the piece quickly and record it on 30th March – just in time!
“There Will Always Be Music” is a commissioned piece by Alexander L’Estrange for this FOBISIA Virtual Choir project, and the video premiere was released on 1st June, 2021. The song is performed by 24 FOBISIA Member Schools, many of whom were in online school at the time and could not join together to record. It is inspiring to see each school’s contribution.
This message came from FOBISIA regarding the project:
“We are grateful that you all persevered and we believe the finished piece reveals those challenges but above all shows what a resilient bunch of people we have in our FOBISIA music community. We believe that you have proved that despite all the odds, 'there will always be music'.”
BSB Shunyi Secondary Choir was very proud to participate! Gabriella Wilson in Year 7 contributed to the video testimonial for our school.
Please watch the video (BSB Shunyi’s time is 3:13-3:23) and see the photos from our recording day!
Director of Performing Arts