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Massed Choir Performance Opportunities for KS2 pupils

Posted: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:54

Massed Choir Performance Opportunities for KS2 pupils

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Leicester-Shire Vocal-Ease
SUMMER FESTIVAL
Massed Choir Performance Opportunities for KS2 pupils
Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June 2017

Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service are delighted to offer schools an opportunity to participate in a massed choir evening performance at the De Montfort Hall on either Wednesday 21st or Thursday 22nd June at 7:00pm.

Massed Choir opportunities are part of the Leicester-Shire Vocal-Ease programme (Phase 3). For more information on this programme (including Phase 1 and 2) please click here and choose Vocal-Ease.

On Wednesday 21st the massed choir will be performing songs from Where the River Flows by Jack Ross and on Thursday 22nd a celebration of Roald Dahl with music from Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both are suitable for junior aged children although Where the River Flows is more suited to lower KS2 and the Roald Dahl celebration is more suited to upper KS2. The performance will be for approximately 20 minutes.

The De Montfort Hall massed choir concerts are very popular and there is usually a high demand for choir places. We know that schools have other commitments at this time of year and so we ask that interested schools give very careful consideration to all the commitments listed below and ensure that they are able to meet all the criteria, before applying:

The system of allocation of places is explained below.

Participation in the concert will involve certain commitments from schools which are outlined below.

Schools Commitment:

Schools must be able to:

  • Be able to provide one class sized choir group (it may be possible to accommodate larger groups depending on the number of schools applying – see application form)
  • Be able to timetable between 3 & 5 x 1 hour rehearsals in your school
  • Be able to attend 1 x Massed rehearsal prior to the concert date and venue tbc
  • Be able to attend 1 x Massed rehearsal on the morning of the concert at the De Montfort Hall.
  • Return to the Hall for the evening performance by 6.30pm
  • Be able to pay a Participation Fee: £155.00 (includes words and a CD)
  • Be able to attend a planning meeting on Wednesday 26th April 4.30 – 5.30pm* at County Hall
  • Be able to pay their own transport costs to and from massed rehearsals and performance: (potentially 4 journeys)
  • Schools will also need to purchase T. Shirts for their choir group at an estimated cost of £1.70 each
  • Will be able to ensure adequate staffing for the massed rehearsals and concert
  • Planning and preparation for the Phase 3 Vocal-ease programme to include:
  • 3 - 5 x 1 hour rehearsals in your school with a specialist choral teacher
  • A specialist choral teacher to lead massed rehearsals and conduct the choir at your concert
  • Provide help and support with Music and administration queries
  • Allocate approximately 20 minute performance time in the concert
  • Lead a planning meeting to provide teachers with as much information as possible prior to the rehearsals commencing and agree your in-school rehearsal dates
  • Order performance T-Shirts on your behalf
  • Invoice the schools for participation fee (including the cost of the music materials) and T.Shirts

ALLOCATION OF PLACES

Not all schools will see this information at the same time and so selecting schools on a first come, first served basis is not a fair means of selection. Places will be allocated as outlined below:

  • Schools are asked to return applications by Wednesday 5th APRIL either by email, (if signed by the Head teacher and scanned), or post. NB. Forms must be signed by your headteacher.
  • Telephone applications cannot be accepted.
  • schools will be notified by Friday 7th April by email or telephone whether they have been successful or not (Schools MUST provide us with an appropriate school email address on the attached form for this purpose as email is the most likely way that we will contact you.)
  • In the event of over subscription, the names of all schools will be put into a hat and drawn out, as this is the fairest way to allocate places.
  • Those schools that cannot be offered a place will be put on a reserve list and will be notified if any vacancies arise.

ACCEPTED SCHOOLS

There will be a planning meeting for accepted choir schools as detailed below:

Planning Meeting: Wednesday 26th April 4.30pm – 5.30pm at County Hall, Championship Way Leicester LE3 8SA

It is essential that a member of staff from each school attend this meeting to agree area rehearsal dates and other project details. Music will also be given out at this meeting. Please ensure that the person attending the meeting has prior knowledge of other important school commitments. Once the area rehearsal dates are agreed at the meeting, it is very difficult to change them.

All the area rehearsals will start in the week beginning 1st May and schools will need to be prepared to start rehearsing from this date.

Interested schools should complete the appropriate performance date application form attached and return it to Nicki Atkins no later than WEDNESDAY 5th April

We look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely

Nicki Atkins
Singing Development Leader
Leicester-Shire Music Hub
Nicola.atkins@leics.gov.uk
0116 3050411

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Partners

  • Arts
  • 70th Logo
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain