One Bright Star
Authors: Robert Legg, Stella Vassiliou
Age Range: 8,9,10,11,12,13,14+
Age guide: 8-14 years; 5 songs & linking narrative; approx 18 mins (Performing Licence reqd)
Ideal for Christmas concerts, this lovely Cantata for 8 - 14 yr. olds re-tells the Christmas story in its five songs with linking narrative. With beautifully orchestrated backings on CD, ‘One Bright Star’ provides young singers with a refreshing new addition to their repertoire. The catchy songs are easy to teach, and although they may be sung in unison, the harmony parts are very achievable as they are written with ease of teaching and learning in mind.
Most delightful Review by Hannah Nicholls - Choir leader, Surrey
This is one of the most delightful cantatas I've had the pleasure to use. The music is catchy and had the children caught straight away. The title song 'One Bright Star' is beautiful. I would thoroughly recommend using it.
Loving it! Review by Sarah Walker - Music Co-ordinator, Berkshire
The children are loving it!
Children loved it. Review by Rosa Sanchez - Children's Choir Teacher
This was absolutely the most user friendly cantata for children I have ever done! Hard to pick a favorite from the 5 songs as they were all so awesome. The children loved it and that made it easy to learn and present. Looking forward to what you offer for next Christmas!
Perfect For A Church Carol Service Or Concert. Review by Dorothy Box -joint Music Co-ordinator, Buckinghamshire
One Bright Star- This short cantata was an excellent choice for a church carol service or concert for our Key Stage 2 children to perform. We combined the performance with some traditional carols for the congregation and it was a perfect re-telling of the Christmas story in song. Children loved the songs and as we perform very early in December it was good that they could learn the songs easily and quickly. Thank you.
Delightful Music. Review by Jean White - Music Specialist, Christchurch, New Zealand
The contemporary musical setting of the Christmas story resulted in an immediate appeal for the children. Thank you for the opportunity to trial this delightful music.rn