16 Dez Queen Victoria, a Grumpy Snowman and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
After many weeks of rehearsing,finally it was time for 1A and 1B to take to the stage for the annual bilingual classes English Christmas performance.The school hall was full at around 18:30 on December 12th as parents,teachers,IBCA board members and our headmaster all waited in anticipation for the show to begin.
After a spirited performance of the well-known Christmas song Frosty the Snowman, it was time for the first play was called The Grumpy Snowman.In an attempt to keep warm, the grumpy snowman steals items of clothing from all those he encounters, but it doesn’t end well for him when he reaches the school house.While the first play was purely entertaining, the second play was also educational.The History of British Chistmas traditions shed some light on the traditions that we hold so dear.The rhyming play tells of the origins of Christmas trees,crackers,cards and even Christmas puddings and features Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Musical interludes played on the guitar,piano,trumpet and harp were most certainly a highlight.In addition to Frosty the Snowman, the 1AB choir also sang The twelve days of Christmas.This absolute Christmas favourite was brought to life when the pupils performed actions for each of the twelve days culminating in a partridge in a pear tree.To finish off the programme, there was a special treat.Ms. Lesjak’s 1AB fantastic dance company performed an American line dance to the tune of Rockin‘ around the Christmas Tree.
After the show the parents provided a delicious buffet which was enjoyed by cast and audience alike.
The next morning the pupils of the primary school in St.Andrä were invited to St. Martin and 1A and 1B performed the whole programme once more.