Festival of Choirs
The Festival of Choirs took place on Sunday 26 October at the Baths Hall and was a great success!
Excellent afternoon workshops led by Sue Hollingworth, Liz Garnett, Rhiannon Gayle and Emily Jollands. These were all well attended, but luckily everyone had enough voice left for their performance in the evening.
Brilliant programmes from Shower Singers, Isle Community Singers, Duckapella, The Wold Singers, Reflections Choir, Take Note, The St Cecilia Singers, the Lydian Choir and the Scunthorpe and District Choral Society.
All rounded off with a rousing rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus! Feedback has been extremely positive:
“I enjoyed all of the workshops and the concert in the evening was a wonderful experience. It was really good to hear so many other choirs perform with such enthusiasm. I think it is a brilliant advert for Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire that there are so many excellent choirs in the area.” Member of Scunthorpe Choral Society and The Wold Singers
North Lincolnshire was previously a member of Music4U, a partnership led by the National Centre for Early Music, covering North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, York, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull. The partnership focused on:
- Talent and progression – endeavouring to ensure that all children with musical talent and potential, regardless of their background or chosen genre, will have opportunities to learn and develop in a creative, supportive environment, led by a skilled work force of musicians.
- Continuing professional development and progression routes – to both young people and the professional musicians with whom it works, through all its musical activities.
In collaboration with Music4U, North Lincolnshire Council worked on a range of innovative music projects which include: Soundscapes, African drumming, Junk Percussion and Melody Monkey. The work continues through the Music Matters project funded in April 2015.