Exceptional singing/performance leaders wanted, Salisbury Festival

Exceptional singing/performance leaders wanted

Singing Together 2016

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Sixth Sense Theatre Company working in partnership with Wiltshire Music Centre and BBC Wiltshire

  • Can you deliver high quality singing workshops for primary schools?
  • Can you help school choirs and choir leaders of all experiences to animate their songs?
  • Can you help children bring the narratives of traditional folk songs to life in performance?
  • Would you like to be involved in a ground-breaking Wiltshire-wide singing project with a BBC radio output?

Sixth Sense Theatre Company and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival are partnering Wiltshire Music Centre and BBC Wiltshire to celebrate Singing Together - the long-running BBC schools radio programme that got generations of children singing in classrooms across the country. 

Working as part of a team, you will need to be available on 20 January and 22 April 2016, and for at least 6 days freelance work between those two dates.

Daily rate - £200

To apply please read the project information and send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to this project to sophie@salisburyfestival.co.uk

Feel free to call Sophie Amstell if you have questions before applying – 01722 332241.

Application deadline – 5pm, Monday 14 December 2015

- See more at: https://www.salisburyfestival.co.uk/editorial.php?ref=vacancies#sthash.3...

Closing date: 
Monday 14th December 2015
Salary/wage: 
£200 daily rate
How to apply: 

To apply please read the project information and send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to this project to sophie@salisburyfestival.co.uk

Application deadline – 5pm, Monday 14 December 2015

- See more at: https://www.salisburyfestival.co.uk/editorial.php?ref=vacancies#sthash.3...

Daily rate - £200

To apply please read the project information below and send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to this project to sophie@salisburyfestival.co.uk

Feel free to call Sophie Amstell if you have questions before applying – 01722 332241.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

For nearly 60 years the long-running BBC schools radio programme Singing Together got generations of children singing in classrooms across the country. 

Singing Together began in 1939 as a practical response to the difficulties of teaching during the war.  Every Monday morning at 11am schools would turn on the radio and for the next hour children would belt out a range of songs.  For decades Singing Together was a central part of school life in Britain.  

 

Each programme contained a song with a "rousing chorus, a song with a beautiful melody and a nonsense song".  The programme showcased traditional folk songs, ones that together expressed the development of the British Isles and, as years went by, musical traditions from around the world.  Songs included, "Cockles and Mussels", "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "The Wraggle Taggle Gypsy" amongst other communal anthems and poetic melodies. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30210485

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04stc6c

 

This project will introduce today’s school children in Wiltshire and Swindon to the disappearing genre of community singing, to explore songs that inspire nostalgia in adults, tell something of the social history of the UK and celebrate the joy of singing. 

 

Up to 480 children from schools across the county will be involved.  Any primary or special school will be able to apply and can select either a class, year group or choir to take part.  Schools will be chosen in order to provide a good geographical spread across the county as well as a range of ages, abilities and socio-economic backgrounds.  There will be no charge to participating schools but they will be expected to arrange and pay for their own travel.

 

Selected schools will be expected to send a member of staff to an Introductory Session in January 2016.  Experienced singing leaders will then visit each participating school twice in order to deliver workshops that will introduce the children to a specially chosen portfolio of Singing Together songs.  These songs may include a newly commissioned folk song.  The schools will rehearse the songs independently before coming together to record them at Wiltshire Music Centre.   Each school will be provided with a resource pack to support the project. 

 

The recorded songs will then be structured into the narrative of a new and specially commissioned radio play, performed by professional actors and broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire during the 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.  

 

As well as taking part in the recording each school will also be expected to arrange their own in-school performance of the songs they have learned.  This may be during an assembly or a concert for parents.  This will provide an opportunity for the children to perform live and celebrate their achievements with family and friends. 

 

 

Opportunity type: 

How to apply

To apply please read the project information and send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to this project to sophie@salisburyfestival.co.uk

Application deadline – 5pm, Monday 14 December 2015

- See more at: https://www.salisburyfestival.co.uk/editorial.php?ref=vacancies#sthash.3...

Daily rate - £200

To apply please read the project information below and send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to this project to sophie@salisburyfestival.co.uk

Feel free to call Sophie Amstell if you have questions before applying – 01722 332241.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

For nearly 60 years the long-running BBC schools radio programme Singing Together got generations of children singing in classrooms across the country. 

Singing Together began in 1939 as a practical response to the difficulties of teaching during the war.  Every Monday morning at 11am schools would turn on the radio and for the next hour children would belt out a range of songs.  For decades Singing Together was a central part of school life in Britain.  

 

Each programme contained a song with a "rousing chorus, a song with a beautiful melody and a nonsense song".  The programme showcased traditional folk songs, ones that together expressed the development of the British Isles and, as years went by, musical traditions from around the world.  Songs included, "Cockles and Mussels", "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "The Wraggle Taggle Gypsy" amongst other communal anthems and poetic melodies. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30210485

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04stc6c

 

This project will introduce today’s school children in Wiltshire and Swindon to the disappearing genre of community singing, to explore songs that inspire nostalgia in adults, tell something of the social history of the UK and celebrate the joy of singing. 

 

Up to 480 children from schools across the county will be involved.  Any primary or special school will be able to apply and can select either a class, year group or choir to take part.  Schools will be chosen in order to provide a good geographical spread across the county as well as a range of ages, abilities and socio-economic backgrounds.  There will be no charge to participating schools but they will be expected to arrange and pay for their own travel.

 

Selected schools will be expected to send a member of staff to an Introductory Session in January 2016.  Experienced singing leaders will then visit each participating school twice in order to deliver workshops that will introduce the children to a specially chosen portfolio of Singing Together songs.  These songs may include a newly commissioned folk song.  The schools will rehearse the songs independently before coming together to record them at Wiltshire Music Centre.   Each school will be provided with a resource pack to support the project. 

 

The recorded songs will then be structured into the narrative of a new and specially commissioned radio play, performed by professional actors and broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire during the 2016 Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.  

 

As well as taking part in the recording each school will also be expected to arrange their own in-school performance of the songs they have learned.  This may be during an assembly or a concert for parents.  This will provide an opportunity for the children to perform live and celebrate their achievements with family and friends. 

 

 

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