KS2 were visited by a special opera company, The English Pocket Opera Company, on Monday morning this week. The children participated in an assembly led by professional opera singers Paul, Pamela and Mark (who also accompanied on the piano). The performance not only helped tell the history of music but also showed the children how different elements of rhythm, pitch, melody, harmony, texture and expression all developed through different composers’ music over time. The ‘Master’ (portrayed by Mr Bell) and aided by his minions (Evie and Sebastian) were constant adversaries throughout the plot, wishing to rid us of music. However, even their dastardly schemes were vanquished by the power of the children singing.