Singers wanted to perform with the Philharmonia Orchestra at De Montfort Hall!
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:45
Join the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service for a very special world-premiere performance of a newly commissioned large-scale musical work by composer John Webb. The brand new piece, entitled 'The Last Plantagenet' celebrates Leicester's fascinating cultural history, and is inspired by the discovery of King Richard III's remains in the City. It brings together an orchestra and chorus of local young singers and instrumentalists.
The Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra, members of the Philharmonia, and Indian classical musicians join forces with a 100-strong choir to perform The Last Plantagenet; a magical tale of surprise and intrigue, with a familiar face returning to Leicester and observing the 2015 City with astonishment!
Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service is now looking for choirs to make up the 100 strong SATB choir to sing the piece. If your school or organisation has a rehearsing choir and would like to take part, please contact Sarah Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0116 3050411 ASAP. If you are a singing teacher, we can also accept individual singers.
Rehearsal and Performance dates are as follows:
- 21 & 22 March 10-5pm - Singing weekend, led by choral animateur Charles McDougall of Voces8 held at Hansom Hall, Wellington Street, Leicester
- 14th April 3.30-9pm – Tutti rehearsal with full choir and musicians held at Guthlaxton College, Station Road, Wigston, Leicester
- 18th April 10-2.30pm – rehearsal and matinee performance at De Montfort Hall.
This is a great opportunity for your young singers to experience singing with a professional orchestra and singing teacher.
Taking part is FREE but performers would need to make their own way to and from rehearsals / performance.