Norfolk Music Hub (NMHub) are delighted to announce the engagement of the Come and Sing Company (CASC) as the core delivery partner of their countywide vocal strategy for 2020/21.
Having successfully worked together on a number of projects in recent years, this development sees a strengthening of a very fruitful partnership. In 2019, NMHub, the Theatre Royal Norwich and CASC took 700 Norfolk school children to perform in front of thousands forming the Massed Ensemble during the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall; they have worked in partnership with Norwich Theatre Royal on the Norfolk School’s Opera Project; delivered CASMA 2018 – a fusion between the music of South Asia with Norfolk folksongs which was shortlisted for a National Music Education Award; created and delivered ‘The Weird and the Wonderful’ for NMHub’s High School Choirs Festival; as well as having delivered a number of highly successful programmes through NMHub’s Bespoke Project Grant initiative.
Future plans will compliment the outstanding work that is already being undertaken, strengthening connections within the county and working with many schools in both individual and massed settings.
Alison Corfield, Head of Norfolk Music Education Hub said of this partnership:
‘We love working alongside the Come and Sing company and are absolutely delighted that they are now able to partner and support us to take our countywide vocal strategy to the next level. The partnership is already exceptionally strong and together we are keen to offer even more opportunities for our children and young people to come together through song.’
Ellie Bowers-Jolley, Co-Founder and Creative Director of the Come and Sing Company, is also delighted saying:
‘CASC are delighted to have been appointed Core Delivery Partner for Norfolk Music Hub’s Vocal Strategy. This opportunity allows us to work even more closely with the exceptional Norfolk Music Hub team, spreading our ethos of bringing people together in song. We are so looking forward to using music to unite and educate in all areas of the county. On a personal note, to be able to do this in my home county – a county that nurtured my musical ambition as a child – is a wonderful thing.’
Both Norfolk Music Hub and the Come and Sing Company share the belief that, now more than ever, music plays a vital role in an individual’s health and wellbeing. Its powers also extend to helping bring communities back together after the most extraordinary period of our lifetimes.
This partnership will mean that as school communities start to come back together, here in Norfolk we are very well placed to hit the ground running and ensure that our children can unite in harmony once more!
More information on the Come and Sing Company can be found here: www.comeandsingcompany.co.uk