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Snape Maltings' Big Sing - 17th November

10 November 2017

There's lots of activity going on around the country this term including a Big Sing event at the home of the project, Snape Maltings, on Friday 17th November.

At Snape Maltings this year we are delighted to be joined by 15 musicians from the Voces Cantabiles Music Foundation, including internationally renowned a cappella ensembles VOCES8 and Apollo5 plus their scholars. 800 students from 21 schools across Suffolk (including primary, high and special educational needs schools) will participate in massed singing activity at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, in the year of its 50th anniversary.

We'll be singing a selection of songs from the Song Bank, including:

Haunted Head - Luke Styles (2017)
Ferrari Mountain - Luke Styles (2017)
Music on the Waters - Jonathan Dove (2016)
From a Railway Carriage - Nico Muhly (2015)
Baskeili - Gwyneth Herbert (2014)
Manin Neighba - Jason Yarde (2014)
Oliver Cromwell - Benjamin Britten (1933-35)
There was a man of Newington - Benjamin Britten (1933-35)

In addition to the massed singing, the event will see performances by professionals, and workshops in breakout spaces, using the Friday Afternoons resources as a starting point and encouraging young people to respond creatively. Three groups of high school students will also be performing their own versions of the Friday Afternoons repertoire.

The event will be filmed and available to watch in the Showcase later this month!

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