A New Year Carol

Vocal difficulty: 1 of 5


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Our Friday Afternoons Ambassadors show us how to articulate our vowels when we are singing.

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Advice from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Emily Barden and Charles MacDougall on how to count and keep a steady pulse.

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Friday Afternoons Ambassador Charlotte Brosnan shares some performance skills tips.

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Advice on breathing and airflow technique from Friday Afternoons Ambassadors Charles MacDougall and Tom Appleton.


A resource to help students explore the musical elements of A New Year Carol:
- Regular rhythm patterns
- Pedal notes
- Perfect cadence

Lesson Plans

A KS2 lesson plan for A New Year Carol, with five suggested subject areas:
- Understanding English, communication and languages
- Mathematical understanding
- Historical, geographical and social understanding

Accessibility Resources

Other Song Information

Song Credits

Music by
Benjamin Britten

Performance track:
Singers: New London Children’s Choir
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Accompanist: Alexander Wells

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