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Friday Afternoons Celebrations 2016

17 November 2016

Tomorrow, Friday 18th November 2016, Friday Afternoons celebrates another year of the project with groups of people across the country. Our annual culmination day sees performances of the repertoire around the world on the Friday closest to Benjamin Britten’s birthday.

The home of the Friday Afternoons project is Snape Maltings Concert Hall, and tomorrow we will be hosting our annual Big Sing event, bringing together almost 800 children from Suffolk to sing this year’s set of songs, written by Jonathan Dove with lyrics by Alasdair Middleton.

Each year we stream a small number of performances on our website, so that more people from around the world can enjoy the global celebrations. Tomorrow we have three live streams on our website, which you’ll be able to watch here: http://www.fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk/watch-live

11:00am (GMT) Normoyle Primary School (Missionvale), Port Elizabeth, South Africa (supported by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
12:00pm Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk
3:30pm Penylan House Residential Home, Cardiff (supported by Live Music Now and Gregynog Festival)

Please do watch these streams and let us know if you’re joining in. We’ll be tweeting all day @FridayPMs.

Other performances around the country include the Young Norfolk Arts Chorus in Great Yarmouth, Presteigne Festival in Wales, Rutland Music Hub’s concert at Oakham Chapel, St Peters Middle School in Old Windsor and St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Addlestone.

We know that many more groups across the country are joining in, so don’t forget to add your own pin to the map on our website: http://www.fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk/whoisinvolved

We hope that you enjoy the day and have a chance to watch some of the celebrations live or online. Best of luck to all those taking part in events tomorrow – thank you for joining our world of song!