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Phoenix Rising, our Share-Sound 2021 ‘lock-down’ composition, will be performed live on Thursday 11 November 2021 at St Andrew’s Hall.

Following their debut virtual performance in July, Norfolk Hybrid Orchestra (NHO) joins together once more to perform live with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Redwood, tutors from Norfolk Music Service, and additional professional guest artists

We will be bringing NHO together for an in-person rehearsal on 30 October 2021 at The Arc, City of Norwich School. Thank you to those members of the original group who have already said that they can attend. We are also looking forward to welcoming some additional members to the NHO. Please follow the instructions below to register.

Remind yourself of how Phoenix Rising sounds and download instrumental parts to practise along with the click track.

This performance will take place at the Norfolk Music Hub Secondary Vocal Celebration.


Please register below to show your availability for the rehearsal on 30 October 2021 and for rehearsal and performance on 11 November 2021.

Register here


What is the date, time, and location of the rehearsal?

Rehearsal: 30 October 2021

Time of rehearsal: We will register at 9:00am and begin rehearsal promptly at 09:30am and finish at 1:30pm

Location: City of Norwich School

What is the date and location of the performance?

Performance: Thursday 11th November 2021

St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich (view on map)

What are the timings of the performance day?

  • Arrive at 3.15pm
  • Set-up 3.30pm
  • 3.45pm-4.30pm: Rehearse on stage with RPO
  • 6.30pm: be ready in concert dress, in hall for evening performance
  • 7.15pm-8.30pm: Performance

Does my child need permission from school to attend the rehearsals on 11 November?

As the rehearsal time on 11 November coincides with the end of the school day your child will need permission from their school. We will write to your child’s school to request permission for their absence for an approved educational activity.

Can parents and guardians attend the performance?

This will be a ticketed event with tickets available to buy for £5 per ticket. Tickets will only be available to buy online. A link to buy tickets will be emailed out mid-October. Please note tickets will not be available on the door.

Does Norfolk Music Hub provide transport for this event?

Unfortunately we are unable to fund transport.

Do I need to bring anything with me to rehearsal and the event?

Please bring your instrument/s and music and a filled water bottle to keep you hydrated throughout the rehearsal.

On the performance day you will need to bring your instrument and music, concert dress (all black), a packed tea and filled water bottle.