The Bach Choir Outreach Programme – Sharing the joy of singing
“Thank you for this opportunity that my child has had. She really enjoyed to sing and it just gives her more confidence and she enjoyed going to school more than before.”
“My daughter loves to sing and taking part today has been I know an incredible experience for her.”
Comments from parents of children who sang in Mr Lear, Nonsense & Rhyme
The Bach Choir Outreach Programme is now established as an outstanding example of spreading the skill and enjoyment of singing as widely as possible. Since 2010 volunteers from The Bach Choir have come together to sing with primary school children in London, through workshops, rehearsals and performances.
Each year the Programme culminates in a performance at a leading London venue. In June 2017 we will return to St John’s Smith Square with hundreds of primary school children to perform The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Ian Assersohn, which was the winning entry to our 2016 Composers Competition, and other songs and music themed on ‘animals’.
In 2015-16 we worked with children from eight primary schools to prepare for a spectacular show in Central Hall Westminster, which took place on 17th June 2016. The Bach Choir was joined by children from our Outreach schools, The Young Singers, and a jazz band to perform a special commission from composer Will Todd and poet Michael Rosen themed on London: Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles. Read more about the concert, and listen to a live recording of the evening.
To find out more about the Programme, visit the About page.
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We are grateful to the Arts Council England for its financial backing in helping to make our project a success.