Newsletter - Autumn 2014
Schools Christmas Concert
BHMA Schools Christmas Concert - biggest school involvement for years!
With 41 schools and over 1300 children taking part on Monday 8 December at the Brighton Centre, this year’s concert is going to be the largest display of Brighton and Hove’s young vocal talent in recent memory. The Vocal Team are currently enjoying visiting all schools to take choirs in their final preparations.
The massed choir will be singing some well known festive melodies as well as some newly composed material by young people from Hillside, Downs Park and Downs View Schools with James Redwood. Other performers on the night will be the Brighton and Hove Youth Big Band and Youth Percussion Ensemble. The Percussion Ensemble is also collaborating with performers from 5 schools in a new work called “Bodywork” – a body percussion piece written as a creative response to the BBC Ten Pieces body percussion piece by Anna Meredith. The whole concert will be preceded with a Festive Brass Ensemble performance in the Brighton Centre Foyer to entertain the performers and audience as they arrive.
Laura van der Heijden, Sir John Tomlinson and Richard Durrant are just some of the celebrities backing encore - the new alumni network for the Brighton Youth Orchestra with an initial call out for photographs and archive material.
Planning for our annual concert at the Brighton Centre is well underway. This year, we'll be featuring some newly composed numbers by pupils
SoundCity, music education hub for Brighton & Hove, has won national acclaim for its work getting children and young people into music.
SAVE THE DATE. Monday 2 February, Joint Practice Development Day & Music Conference. 'Creating a Singing City'
Brighton Early Music Festival: A SoundCity delivery partner talks about the Festival's 12th successful year featuring 26 events, and a Basson collaboration with BHMA
SoundCity and Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra have joined forces offering music centre/orchestra members £1 tickets to selected events.
BHMA are once again working with The Place to offer a unique training programme with their CAT scheme.
Awards for Young Musicians has recently been awarded a large grant from Youth Music to support the development of their Furthering Talent programme with SoundCity.
Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and SameSky are delighted to announce that the theme for the 2015 Children's Parade is 'taking flight'.
Events Co-ordinator, Holly Griffiths, tells us of her love for organising exciting events and international tours and her first musical memory of the steel pans!
SoundCity partners have been taking part in a practical and innovative approach to training exploring different ways to enhance vocal creativity.
SoundCity has become a 'Phase 2' Arts Award Development Hub, working across the arts/cultural sector informing children and young people of opportunities.
The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Starr Trust and Drum United are welcomed on board as the most recent additions to the SoundCity partnership.
to Grade 4 standard or above? Come along to the BHMA Adult Concert Band get together on Thurs 4 Dec - you might like to join the band after hearing them play.
BHMA is planning for the next Summer School and they would love to hear what courses you would like them to put on next year. Tweet @BHMusicandArts using #SS2015.
The SoundCity: Connect network of hub working groups monitor and develop music provision for children and young people across the City. Why not get involved?
4 classes from Year 7 have been taking part in a brass pilot project, supported by the school and the Head Teacher, using ptrumpets and pbones (plastic).
Ray Chi-Hang Long will join BYO when they perform on Saturday 28 November at St John's Church, Knoyle Road at 7pm.
The BYO concert scheduled on 13 Feb 2015 at St Paul's Church, West Street, will be dedicated to Jenny Caws, much loved and much missed inspirational teacher.
Also performing at the Brighton Centre on 8 Dec will be BHMA percussion ensemble along with pupils from 5 primary schools.