Hello and welcome to our Arts page. I am Mrs McGuire and I am delighted to be the Arts Co-ordinator at Finchale. I have a background in dance and welcome the opportunity to look after The Arts at Finchale which is a thriving area for our school.
Music, Singing, Dance, Movement, Visual Art, Drama, Poetry.
There are other areas of our website that also contain information about The Arts.
Class Pages - Class assemblies and activities in class show how learning about The Arts is embedded in many of our lessons.
Sports Page - this shows lots of dance and movement.
Celebrating Achievement - this shows many individual and group achievements with music, drama, dance and visual art all represented.
Seasonal Events - this shows many individual and group activities like music, singing, creative art, drama and performance.
Click the links below to see more information.
Dunelm Lux Aeterna is a new commission written by Paul Smith for VOCES8 and the combined voices of hundreds of singers in Durham Cathedral in 2019, commissioned by Durham Music Service. 5 movements have been written with 5 schools, Framwellgate School, Finchale Primary, St. Bede's Catholic School and Sixth form (Lanchester), St. Bede's RC Comprehensive and Byron Sixth Form, Teesdale School and Sixth Form.
The work, spanning seven movements, is created for the professional vocal ensemble VOCES8., to perform alongside a massed choir with organ, piano, tubular bells, timpani, guitar and electric bass. The seven movements chart a journey from darkness to light, telling stories which echo across all humanity, exploring the universe we inhabit, whilst maintaining moments of intimacy and introspection.
Dunelm Lux Aetera by Paul Smith
‘Lux Aeterna Lucest Eis’
Light Eternal Shine on Them
1. Lux Aeterna
2. Ressuscité dans l’obscurité
3. The Golden Sun
4. New Day Dawns
5. Trapped in Time
6. O Nata Lux
7. Lux Perpetua