We are very excited to be partnering with Norwich Cathedral and Gabrieli Roar for ‘A Grand Georgian Christmas’ extravaganza.

Bringing over 200 young people from across Norfolk and Suffolk together on Thursday 28th November 2024 at Norwich Cathedral, we invite you to register to be part of a wonderful performance which will be accompanied by Gabrieli singers and orchestra.

In order to help you, as Music Leads, understand the vision and practicalities of the project, please watch this introduction video where Paul McCreesh, Artistic Director, Emily Dickens and Charles MacDougall, Creative Directors explain what to expect on the day, how to prepare, and the different pieces each chorus will be singing:

Before the end of the summer term, we will also be sending out more digital resources including learning guide tracks and tailored booklets which your students will be singing from in the concert.

Gabrieli Roar have also created a Spotify playlist for you to listen to the pieces we will be performing, so do follow the link to have a look!


FAQs

What is the date of the performance?

  • Thursday 28th November 2024

Where is the performance?

  • Norwich Cathedral

What age of students are invited to participate?

  • Year 6 , Year 7, Year 8, Year 9

How many students can I register from my educational setting?

  • 30

What will I need to do to prepare for this performance?

  • You will be given full resources, including tracks to rehearse with your students

Will there be additional support to learn the material?

  • The Gabrieli team will be available to visit some schools to support with the material on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October. In addition to this they will offer an online session for those schools who they are unable to visit

Is there financial support with transport?

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to support with transport costs

Will families be able to watch the final performance?

  • Yes, a code will be sent out in the autumn term for families to receive a discounted rate for 2 tickets per participating student. The tickets will cost £5 with the discounted rate and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

What is the itinerary for Thursday 28th November 2024?

  • 12pm: Schools to arrive at the Cathedral
  • 1pm-4pm: Rehearsal/Workshop
  • 5.30pm: Evening Prayer
  • 7pm: Concert
  • 8.45pm: finish

What will the repertoire be?

  • You can find details of this here: Spotify playlist. Gabrieli Roar also encourages all participants to watch the promotional video, which was filmed during the 2022 Christmas Tour: In Dulci Jubilo. This will provide an insight to the national scale of the project and the content of the material.

Can I view the resource?

  • Yes, the score and notes can be found here. Further digital resources will follow once your place on this project has been confirmed.

Register your interest

Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for primary schools currently. If you would like to be added to the reserve list, please contact krista.ribbons@norfolk.gov.uk

We do have one space left for a secondary setting, please complete the form.

Please register your interest in participating in this event here


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