• Sunday , 18 August 2019

Events and Opportunities Available this Summer Holiday!!

BBC TRAILBLAZERS

The BBC will be launching Ten Pieces Trailblazers in August 2019, to coincide with the start of the Scottish school term. These resources will be available for free, alongside the existing Ten Pieces I, II and III resources. Please keep an eye on the Ten Pieces website for more information – bbc.co.uk/tenpieces

The new set of ten pieces will focus on composers and works that have changed the way we think of classical and orchestral music – how it can be made, what it can sound like, and who can create it.

When: August 2019

SOMERSET COUNTY YOUTH CHOIRS

– “School’s Out – Let’s Sing!”

The week is aimed at young singers from across Somerset aged 8 – 12 (Training Choir) and aged 13 – 21 (Senior Choir).

Led by Kat Stevens (Singing Teacher and Vocal Coach at Mountview Theatre Arts) and Kate Lynch (Vocal Coach and Choral Director at Cheddar Valley Voices), both choirs will work on a variety of musical styles and genre’s from Musical Theatre, through to Rock, Pop and Gospel.

“School’s Out – Let’s Sing!” will end in a performance at The Swan Theatre in Yeovil on Friday 2nd August at 7pm.

The cost for the week is £60. Dates and times for the Training and Senior Choirs are slightly different, please see below:

SENIOR CHOIR (aged 13 – 21):
Monday 29th July 10 – 3.30pm
South West School of Dance, Street, BA16 0HD

Tuesday 30th July 10 – 3.30pm
Britton Ash Community Hall, Taunton, TA2 8FT

Thursday 1st August 10 – 1pm
Kingsbury Episcopi Community Hall, Martock, TA12 6BG

Friday 2nd August 1pm through to the concert at 7pm
The Swan Theatre, Yeovil, BA 20 1QT

TRAINING CHOIR (aged 8 – 12):
Monday 29th July 10 – 1.00pm
South West School of Dance, Street, BA16 0HD

Tuesday 30th July 10 – 1.00pm
Britton Ash Community Hall, Taunton, TA2 8FT

Wednesday 31st July 10 – 1pm
South West School of Dance, Street, BA16 0HD

Thursday 1st August 10 – 1pm
Kingsbury Episcopi Community Hall, Martock, TA12 6BG

Friday 2nd August 1pm through to the concert at 7pm
(can be collected from 4.30 – 6pm for dinner)
The Swan Theatre, Yeovil, BA 20 1QT

For any further details or to get signed up please contact the Somerset County Youth Choir Manager, Sarah Alsop on
☎️ – 07976696562
📧 – salsop@somerset.gov.uk

INSPIRE DAY – BBC PROMS

BBC Proms Inspire Day  will bring together young music-makers aged 12 to 18 in a day of inspiring free workshops and activities focused on different aspects of composition.

As part of Inspire Day, participants will have the option of attending the free Inspire Concert featuring new music from young composers, which will take place from 5-6pm at the iconic BBC Maida Vale. To top it off, participants can request two free Promming passes (standing tickets) to the evening Prom – Prom 35 – at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sign up to BBC Proms Inspire Day by clicking here !

When: 13 August,  10.30am4pm

PROMS FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Proms Family Workshops are the perfect way to immerse your family in the magic of the Proms. For 45 minutes professional musicians will guide you through music from the evening’s Prom, with opportunities for you to play alongside them. Bring your instrument if you have one – if not, just bring yourself and we’ll help you find your inner musician!

Family workshops are suitable for ages 7-plus and all under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tickets can be purchased through the Royal Albert Hall box office or £6 standing tickets on the day.  Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited).

Saturday 27 July, 5.45 – 6.30pm (Prom 12)

Saturday 3 August, 5.45 – 6.30pm   (Prom 20)

Thursday 15 August, 5.15 – 6.00pm (Prom 39)

Sunday 25 August, 5.45 – 6.30* booking required. (Prom 49)

Saturday 31 August 5.45 – 6.30 (Prom 56)

CYMT SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSE

The CYMT Summer Holiday Course 2019 is designed to provide students aged 10 – 18 with intensive yet enjoyable training to develop their creative skills in music & drama while complimenting their regular term time activities both in and out of school.

The course will be led by Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (CYMT) tutors supported by a pastoral team engaged to ensure the well-being of all children and young people throughout the course.

Course Information

Great value at £295 for the full week; generous fee bursaries available. Booking’s here.

When: 12th – 16th August

STRINGS & THINGS 

– Intermediate-Advanced with Elizabeth Turnbull

A popular course for amateur string players, which provides the opportunity to experience intensive and detailed rehearsal on ensemble repertoire. There is no sight reading, as all music is sent out in advance. Attention will be given to working in detail on issues such as ensemble, articulation, rhythm, intonation and style. Seating will be rotated in order to give everyone the chance to understand the different roles in ensemble playing.

For more information visit: https://www.jackdaws.org.uk/event-registration-2/?ee=330 

When: Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 August 2019

PROMS FAMILY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

Join professional musicians from 10am-1pm on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to create an environment-themed piece inspired by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris’s spell book The Lost Words. This Family Orchestra and Chorus event is suitable for ages 7-plus and under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Places must be booked in advance via the Proms website.

When: Monday 26 Aug 2019