The Ouruhia School Choir is open to all children who love singing. The choir practises once a week before school (8:15 a.m.) on Fridays in the library from the start of Term 2 until early Term 4.Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 9.52.47 am.png
We practise songs for the Christchurch Schools Music Festival which will be held this year in the Horncastle Arena from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th October.
As well as massed choirs comprising of up to 20 schools and 500 children, there are representative Junior (Yr 5&6) and Senior (Yr 7&8) Choirs, Orchestra and Concert Band in the Festival.

Although Ouruhia choir members of all ages learn these songs, only the Years 5-8 children can perform these at the Festival.

Here are the massed choir songs for this year's theme: ā€œFun and Gamesā€ ā€¦
National Anthem
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines by Ron Goodwin (from the film by the same name)
Under Southern Skies by Damien Halloran and Maria Millward (sung by Nikki Webster in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games)
Happy by Pharrell Williams (from the film Despicable Me 2)
Iā€™d Like to Fly by David Waggoner
Mihi Mai Ra Maori lyrics by Tuini Ngawai or Ngoi Ngawai to the tune of Walk Right Back as performed by the Everly Brothers with music by Sonny Curtis;
Anthem by Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Tim Rice (from the musical, Chess)
Eye of The Tiger by Frankie Sullivan, and Jim Peterik (sung by the band, Survivor)
Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis (from the movie 1412: Conquest of Paradise directed by Ridley Scott, and also the Crusaders theme song!) Note: Copyright has not yet been obtained; this song may be withdrawn and another substituted.
Funiculi, Funicula music by Luigi Denza, words by Peppino Turco
We Are the Champions by Freddie Mercury

You can listen to the songs and practise singing them by clicking here.

To find out more about this year's Music Festival, visit

One of our favourite "Crazy Songs": The Duck Song

Another favourite song, "Popular", from the hit musical "Wicked"

...and "Defying Gravity" from the same musical.

Wicked the musical - defying gravity by chaosbleedsbtvs