Our unique Choir Creation Scheme is designed to help schools set up a choir or develop an existing one.
The scheme consists of 5 weekly one-hour workshops with the children and the teacher involved, followed by 15 minutes of one-to-one mentoring for the teacher. It is aimed at Key Stage 2 or 3 and can involve up to 100 pupils, though the optimum number is around 50. We need a designated teacher to take part in every session, a space, a piano and a projector…. that’s all! There is no charge for the workshops as the scheme is fully funded through our partnerships with regional music hubs and our other generous donors.
For more detailed information on this unique scheme, please visit our Choir Creation page.
Following the completion of the scheme the school will receive an invitation to take part in one of our gala concerts. Recent performances have included Carmina Burana at Warwick Arts Centre and Malvern Theatres with the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra in March 2017; forthcoming opportunities will include performances of the original folk-pop cantata Beowulf, by our composer-in-residence Toby Young, in autumn 2017, and a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall in spring 2018.
In June 2016 our schools performed at the Royal Albert Hall in a wonderful evening that saw 2000 children singing together alongside professional singers and musicians plus special guests, Kevin and Karen from Strictly Come Dancing! Our choirs have also performed at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.
We are currently working in partnership with Coventry Performing Arts, Severn Arts in Worcestershire, Solihull Music Service, Telford & Wrekin Music, Sampimon Trust in London, MUSH Cambridgeshire Music Hub, and SoundStorm in Bournemouth & Poole.
To find out if we have workshops running in your area please contact Sarah Riddell, Education Administrator.
If your school is outside the above areas but you would be interested in working with us, we would be happy to hear from you as we are always keen to explore new ideas.