Latest News and Updates

13 April 2016

On Sunday the boys from the National Youth Choir of Great Britain performed the new set of songs for the Friday Afternoons project.

“The Friday Afternoons project continues to go from strength-to-strength and we are really pleased to be able to support it. Each year the team produce fresh and exciting new songs for children and young people to enjoy. But more than that, they also provide the resources teachers need to make that process fun and interactive.”

13 April 2016

Nick Tapper from ACE South East came to the Friday Afternoons premiere and wrote a piece for the Arts Council England website.

Click here to read it!

7 April 2016

We are featuring Cantate Youth Choir in our Close-Up series.

Name of Project: Stortford Sings for Friday Afternoons

Name of Group: Cantate Youth Choir

Date: 21st March 2016

Venue: Rhodes Arts Complex

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15 February 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Jonathan Dove will be writing a new set of songs for this year’s Friday Afternoons project, set to specially commissioned texts by Alasdair Middleton. These songs will be released in April, so keep an eye out on our website! Scores, backing tracks and resources will be available on the website free of charge, to support learning of the songs.

8 January 2016

We would like to offer anyone that has taken part in Friday Afternoons this year a certificate of achievement. These are available to download below. Congratulations to everyone that has taken part!

Download Certifcate .pdf

 

23 November 2015

Friday 20 November was the Big Sing, the culmination of Friday Afternoons 2015 where a schools across the country (and further afield) sang the new songs by Nico Muhly in events both large and small. We helped a handful of these schools to stream their events live so even more could watch and take part.

Aldeburgh Music at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

12 November 2015

We'd like to announce Cassie White as the winner of this year's Britten's Young Songwriter Competition. Congratulations to Cassie!

Tammas Slater was Highly Commended for his entry. Find out more about both of them below. We were overwhelmed with entries this year, and send out a big thank you to all that took part. We will soon up recordings of both Cassie and Tammas' pieces - so keep your eyes peeled.

Cassie White

11 November 2015

We are featuring the East Midlands as the second project in our Close Up series.

Name of Project: East Midlands Sings!

Name of Group: Music Education Hubs East Midlands

Date: 20th November 2015

Venue: Across the East Midlands

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27 October 2015

As November nears, and projects are well underway we have decided to give some examples of the types of activity going on as part of the Friday Afternoons project this year in a series of 'Close-Ups'.

Name of Project: Little Britten

Name of Group: Cambridgeshire Music Singing Team

Date: 9th November 2015

Venue: Cambridge Corn Exchange

Detail

12 October 2015

Live Recordings from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Girls' Choir at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. Have a listen below!

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