Project Fund 2016
We are very pleased to announce the relaunch of the Friday Afternoons website.
This will now provide you with easier access to our songs and resources. It also includes sheet music and performance tracks of ‘Seasons and Charms’, this year’s new set of songs which has been specially commissioned from Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton.
The site also has three new sections:
On Sunday the boys from the National Youth Choir of Great Britain performed the new set of songs for the Friday Afternoons project.
“The Friday Afternoons project continues to go from strength-to-strength and we are really pleased to be able to support it. Each year the team produce fresh and exciting new songs for children and young people to enjoy. But more than that, they also provide the resources teachers need to make that process fun and interactive.”
Nick Tapper from ACE South East came to the Friday Afternoons premiere and wrote a piece for the Arts Council England website.
We are featuring Cantate Youth Choir in our Close-Up series.
Name of Project: Stortford Sings for Friday Afternoons
Name of Group: Cantate Youth Choir
Date: 21st March 2016
Venue: Rhodes Arts Complex
We are thrilled to announce that Jonathan Dove will be writing a new set of songs for this year’s Friday Afternoons project, set to specially commissioned texts by Alasdair Middleton. These songs will be released in April, so keep an eye out on our website! Scores, backing tracks and resources will be available on the website free of charge, to support learning of the songs.
We would like to offer anyone that has taken part in Friday Afternoons this year a certificate of achievement. These are available to download below. Congratulations to everyone that has taken part!
Friday 20 November was the Big Sing, the culmination of Friday Afternoons 2015 where a schools across the country (and further afield) sang the new songs by Nico Muhly in events both large and small. We helped a handful of these schools to stream their events live so even more could watch and take part.
Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings Concert Hall
We'd like to announce Cassie White as the winner of this year's Britten's Young Songwriter Competition. Congratulations to Cassie!
Tammas Slater was Highly Commended for his entry. Find out more about both of them below. We were overwhelmed with entries this year, and send out a big thank you to all that took part. We will soon up recordings of both Cassie and Tammas' pieces - so keep your eyes peeled.