July 3, 2019, All Day

Birmingham City Hall, Birmingham

Amazing opportunity for Senior School Vocalists……

Music for Youth has invited the B&NES Music Hub to be part of the National Festival to deliver a performance of a new work commissioned by the Bath Society of Young Musicians to commemorate their 50th anniversary. ‘A Tale of One City’ (A History of Bath) has been beautifully crafted by local composer (and ex BSYM member) Mike Mower in a 3 movement work lasting 15 minutes. It is scored for Orchestra and choir.

Senior Schools in B&NES have the opportunity to be part of this fantastic experience as part of the choir which takes place on Wednesday 3 July 2019 at National Festival, Town Hall Birmingham.

If you and your school would like to take part together with SPO and Cantilena then please let me know in principle ASAP.

I am sure that you have a whole lot of questions and hopefully the following will give some answers:

  • Everyone will leave by coach from Bath for an all-day event in Birmingham
  • The Music Hub will make all the arrangements
  • Choir size in total c175
  • Orchestra size in total c70
  • Students can be any age from year 7 upwards, preferably already part of a choir
  • The music is already complete and there is an mp3 recording to help learn the music
  • There will be a massed rehearsal as well as separate choir sessions nearer the time – to be arranged
  • There will be a small cost per student to cover transport and rehearsals costs (I am actively seeking sponsorship towards this). There will also be support for disadvantaged students.
  • There will be supporter’s coaches on the day for parents / carers at a small cost
  • Entry to the performance for the audience is free of charge
  • Included in the day will be an opportunity to rehearse / sound check; perform the work; an hour long workshop for all to engage in and the chance to support and listen to the Fringe Takeover performances from other groups.

More information from www.mfy.org.uk

‘A Tale of One City’ will have its first performance at the Wiltshire Music Centre as part of BSYM’s 50th celebrations on the 24 March. See here for further details:

https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/bath-society-young-musicians