Music Makers (radio): The Choir Outing

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companyBBC
started21st Jan 1981
ended1st Apr 1981
last rptMar 1983
3 school years
episodes10
duration20 mins
subject 🎶MusicMusic
age rangeAge 10-12Age 9-11 & Age 11-13
languageenIn English
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The Choir Outing is a unit of the BBC schools radio series Music Makers from the 1980s, covering music for primary and secondary school pupils.

A modern-day musical comedy about a Welsh choir and the tribulations they go through trying to get to London[1].

The programmes also include magazine features about vocal music.

Songs

I am very grateful to have received these memories of three of the songs from The Choir Outing:

  • Please Mr Morgan ("asking the local Bank Manager for a loan - this was a brilliant song with totally different tempo and styles to the choir slowly pleading, and Mr Morgan rattling off the reasons not to lend anything"[1])
  • Forty Seater Bus
  • Here We Are in London

I don't have any further details of the songs from this unit. If you can help please get in touch by email

Broadcasts

Radio Times listing, 1981
  • Spring 1981
  • Spring 1983

Credits

Resources

The unit was accompanied by a pupils' pamphlet printed in shades of purple and a booklet of teachers' notes.

If you can fill in any gaps of information about this unit please get in touch by email!

Sources & references

  1. 1.0 1.1 With thanks to Suzanne Docherty for sharing memories of the story and the songs!


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