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Vocalise! – Sharing the joy of singing

Outreach

Vocalise! – Sharing the joy of singing

June 2019, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': 300 children graced the stage of Cadogan Hall for our 'Sounds of Music' themed concert
June 2019, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': 300 children graced the stage of Cadogan Hall for our 'Sounds of Music' themed concertJune 2019, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': 300 children graced the stage of Cadogan Hall for our 'Sounds of Music' themed concertJune 2019, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': 300 children graced the stage of Cadogan Hall for our 'Sounds of Music' themed concertJune 2019, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': 300 children graced the stage of Cadogan Hall for our 'Sounds of Music' themed concertJune 2018, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat': children from 6 schools performed in Hammersmith Town Hall for our 'Colours in Music' themed concertJune 2018, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat': children from 6 schools performed in Hammersmith Town Hall for our 'Colours in Music' themed concertJune 2018, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat': children from 6 schools performed in Hammersmith Town Hall for our 'Colours in Music' themed concertJune 2018, 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat': children from 6 schools performed in Hammersmith Town Hall for our 'Colours in Music' themed concertJune 2016, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': Over 200 children graced the stage of Central Hall Westminster for our London-themed concertJune 2016, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': Michael Rosen reads his own poetry before the world premiere of his and Will Todd's pieceJune 2016, 'Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love, and Noodles': The Young Singers perform conducted by David HillJune 2015, 'Mr Lear, Nonsense &  Rhyme': Outreach animateur Katie leads the children in a round in front of a packed out audience at St. John's Smith SquareJune 2014, 'Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo': Children from seven primary schools within the Tri-Borough come together to perform Joseph Horovitz's 'Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo' at St. John's Smith Square in June 2014. The role of Noah is sung by Trevor Sandford (a member of The Bach Choir)June 2014, 'Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo': The children can't help but smile while performing to a full audience, which includes composer Joseph Horovitz.June 2013, 'The World in Folk Song': Soloists from King Solomon Academy, St. Mary's RC Primary, and Burdett Coutts & Townshend Foundation CE Primary take pride in their performanceDecember 2012: Children from four Outreach schools visit Westminster Cathedral Hall to sing carols and Christmas songs with The Bach ChoirDecember 2012: Children from Outreach schools warm up ahead of a session singing with The Bach ChoirChildren from ARK Brunel Primary Academy stretch to warm up their bodies before singingA brave volunteer steps up to conduct his peers during a workshopThe Bach Choir laugh with the children at a workshopOutreach animateur Amanda leads the children in clapping as The Bach Choir sing from Alan Bullard's 'Mr. Lear'

 

This has had an amazing, positive and happy impact on my son. After the concert we were blown away!” (Parent of Year 4 participant in Vocalise! 2019)

The children have gained so much confidence and are so proud of themselves” (Year 5 teacher, 2019)

What I like about singing with The Bach Choir is that they’re fun and they support my school and different schools” (Year 4 participant in Vocalise! 2019)

 

Vocalise!, The Bach Choir’s 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 in workshops, rehearsals and performances.

In December 2019 we held our annual Winter Singalong. Each school taking part in Vocalise! is invited to this event to sing festive favourites with members of The Bach Choir and our musical director David Hill. Watch a clip from the event via this link.

In June 2019 we held a fantastic performance at Cadogan Hall. The ten primary schools taking part in in Vocalise! in 2018/19 were joined by The Bach Choir, jazz ensemble and percussion to perform songs based on the theme Sounds of Musicread more about the concert here or watch these highlights:

 

The 2017-18 school year ended with a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in Hammersmith Town Hall on 29th June. The theme of the concert was Colours in Music and, as well as Joseph, featured items as varied as Blue Suede Shoes and Greensleeves. Read more about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (PDF).

In June 2017 we graced the stage of St John’s Smith Square with more than 250 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 on the theme of animals.

In March 2019 Vocalise! began working with a new client group through piloting a singing project in a care home for people living with dementia. To find out more about this pilot project and the schools programme, visit the About page.

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