Latest News and Updates

22 November 2013

Alleyn's Junior School have done a brilliant version of Old Abram brown - with a jazz twist!

Check out their recording here

22 November 2013

We've already had our first live stream from West Sussex's with pre-recorded performances of  1400+ children from around West Sussex being combined together to create a virtual choir. The next live stream comes direct from Aldeburgh Music, in Snape Maltings Concert Hall, where 650 children from around Suffolk will be singing together. Watch it here

22 November 2013

Eden Court Theatre in Inverness has been working alongside Highland Music Development with pupils from Dalneigh, Smithton and Milton of Leys Primary Schools to perform 4 songs from Friday Afternoons during the lunch break of the Scotland’s Towns Conference.

Be sure to catch their live stream on our site here...

Live streams

22 November 2013

300 year 5 pupils from 17 Partnership primary schools will join together in a singing workshop, with each school leading one song.

22 November 2013

Meadows Primary School, Melbourne, Australia, performing Friday Afternoons

A lovely short clip from Meadows Primary School, Melbourne, performing Old Abram Brown. Celebrations began early this morning (4am GMT).

21 November 2013

Friday Afternoons launch - Old Abram Brown

A video from our launch event last year - 'Old Adam Brown' performed by St. James Middle School, St. Pancras Primary School, Farlingaye Primary School, Bramfield Primary School and 'Vocini'. Conducted by Pete Letanka.

21 November 2013

It's amazing to see how far Friday Afternoons has come since our launch event twelve months ago, when the project was intended to be just a Suffolk-wide singing project. Here's a photo from our launch event on 23 November 2012, showing children from Suffolk schools singing with Pete Letanka.


18 November 2013

We are delighted to announce that the overall winners of the Britten Young Songwriter Competition are Zoe Dixon, age 13, from Littleover, Derby, with her song ‘Orford Lighthouse’ and Abigail Caveney, age 13, from Southampton, with ‘Greater Gabbard’.

The two winning songs, with texts written by Anthony Horowitz, will be performed on 22nd November, the 100th Anniversary of Britten’s birth, at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk.