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Norfolk Music Hub are delighted to invite you to join in with a Secondary Vocal Celebration (formerly known as High School Choir’s Festival)!

We are inviting all key stage 3 and 4 students across the county of Norfolk to register to join us for our Covid recovery, well-being celebration at St Andrew’s Hall. The programme has been put together to support teenagers with songs that they will recognise, encourage positivity and celebrate what an impact music can have in our lives.

The concert will also showcase a new piece written by Emily Barden and students from across Norfolk about the county we live in, and a live performance of Phoenix Rising (a lockdown project with Orchestras Live, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and James Redwood).

Norfolk Music Hub are delighted to be partnering with Emily Barden, Lee Gibling,Orchestras Live, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James RedwoodThe Come and Sing Company and Viking Sound and Lighting to deliver this exciting opportunity.


Register

We have reached capacity at this event, if you would like to register please contact Krista Ribbons directly who will confirm if we are able to accommodate the numbers.


FAQs

What is the date of the Secondary Vocal Celebration?

Thursday 11th November 2021

Where will the event take place?

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

How many students can I register for this event?

We have 300 spaces for vocalists. You can register for up to 60 places per educational setting.

Does Norfolk Music Hub provide transport for this event?

Unfortunately we are unable to fund transport.

What are the timing of the day?

  • Arrive at 10.30am
  • Rehearse with Come & Sing Company
  • 12.45pm-1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm-3.30pm: Rehearse with Come & Sing Company
  • 3.30pm-4.45pm: Break
  • 4.45pm-6.15pm: Rehearse with Bands
  • 7.15pm-8.30pm: Performance

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 be available on the door.

Do we need to be a choir to take part?

No, this event is specifically programmed to assist secondary schools in kick-starting singing again. The music will be accessible to non-music readers, with simple two part harmonies. Students will be encouraged to learn the programme and perform without lyrics, although lyric sheets will be available to be used if needed in the performance.

How will Norfolk Music Hub support educational settings?

Resources will be available online from September 25th 2021. These will include vocal tracks, backing tracks, lyrics and lead vocal lines.

The Come & Sing Company will host three after school choir sessions online from 3.20pm-4.pm to assist with learning the resources. These sessions will also be recorded and added to the resources page.

What are the dates of the online rehearsals with Come & Sing Company?

  • 7th October, 3.20pm – 4pm
  • 14th October, 3.20pm – 4pm
  • 4th November, 3.20pm – 4pm

When will the resource be available?

You will be sent a password protected link on September 25th 2021