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 Winter Wonders related interviews

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Winter Wonders History / Frankly Winter Wonders / Together @ Winter Wonders 2016 / Chilton Charity Album

 

Interviews of Alissa Newman (songwriter of the 2014 charity song "The Voice of Winter") and Meghan Seabourne (Guitarist and singer on "The Voice of Winter").

Hi Alissa, it's that time of year again at Chilton when we organise Winter Wonders. I was wondering if you could tell us about:

  • How the Winter Wonders concert and CD made you feel?
  • What did Winter Wonders mean to you?
  • What was it like to record the Christmas single?
  • What could you say was the best part of recording and releasing your Christmas single?

Hey Alex,

Winter Wonders was one of my favourite times of the year as I love Christmas and festive things. Being given the opportunity to write that single was an amazing experience. I loved performing at Chilton and miss it a lot, as I don't get the chance as much these days. Performing was a real chance to take my mind off work, and to relax. When Mr Wright asked me to write a Christmas song I felt a little nervous that I wouldn't find the right things to say, but then one night it all just came to me. Recording the charity single was a really proud moment for me, and to see our charity video was pretty special.

Alissa Newman

 

Hi Meghan, you were part of the first 2 charity songs for Chilton's Winter Wonders. I was wondering if you could tell us about:

  • How the Winter Wonders concert and CD made you feel? 
  • What did Winter Wonders mean to you?
  • What was it like to record the Christmas single?
  • What could you say was the best part of recording and releasing a Christmas single?

Hello!

For me Winter Wonders means a time of unleashing talent. It is a special event that helps others in need, and it helps us get into the festive spirit. I absolutely loved taking part in Winter Wonders as it was a way to interact with different people through music.

I loved being involved in the making of the Christmas single. It was so much fun to get the experience of what a real musician would have to go through to release a successful single. It was a long and hard process but it was so worth it in the end.

The best part of releasing the single for me was being in the Winter Wonders concert and playing the music video with the song. I remember being amazed at how my peers reacted and felt genuine pleasure and pride in our achievements. And of course, seeing the singles sell out and raising so much money for Brainwave charity was awesome.

Meghan Seabourne

 

Interview of Miss Rawle, staff member of Chilton Trinity School, and semi-professional singer:

What did you think about the CD? 

"I thought the CD was lovely, and I thought it had a really nice collection of students voices in it." 

What did you think about the price of the CD? 

"I think the price is fair, and great value. It is great that all the money raised is donated, I mean 100% of the money raised is donated to charity. It makes it so much better and more worth while." 

Did you go to last years production?  

"Yes, I did." 

What did you think of it? 

"It was amazing and the quality of students were absolutely outstanding." 

Do you like the theme of this years Winter Wonders? 

"I love it, I think it's going to be the best year yet." 

How many stars would you rate the Winter Wonders event and CD's show overall out of 10? 

"I would give it a 9.5 out of 10."

 

Interview with Jack Gooding, performer at Frankly Winter Wonders 2015

What do you like about Winter Wonders?

Atmosphere!  Its quite nice and other performers and audience get involved. I also really enjoyed taking part in Winter Wonders. I even had my picture taken by the newspaper.

What was your favourite part of Winter Wonders?

I liked the way we emotional involved the audience with the charity speaker from Sands.

What did enjoy about winter wonders performances

The way the performer interacted with the audience and the amount of talent there is at Chilton.

 

Interview of Mr Graeme Wright (Head of Music at Chilton Trinity School)

What do you like about Winter Wonders?

I Like how it gives students the opportunity to help the local and wider community, and in their developmental understanding of charity, and organizing an event that wow the audience. It is an extremely rewarding process.

What was your favourite part of Winter Wonders?

When people walk through the door for the first time and see the decorative effects. When the audience hear the charity song and how we invite charity representatives to come and talk to the audience about what they do and how our money helps.

Last year we organised for Bristol Community Big Band to accompany some of our students singing Frank Sinatra songs. The sound, the atmosphere, an experience of a style of music most of our students would never get, was very special.

What is the future for Winter Wonders?

The next phase is to look toward to how technology can support the outreach of the project. How can we get more people to become more interactive with Winter Wonders? We already get record numbers to the show and sell out of CDs each year.

 

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