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2 December 2014

Friday 28 November was an amazing day, the culmination of a year's effort by children around the world in learning the new Friday Afternoons songs with performances in school halls, churches, and in one case the Norway Centre for Rock Music.

Here are some of the highlights of this year's event:

27 November 2014

This Friday we welcome 800 Suffolk school pupils to Snape Maltings Concert Hall. They'll be just one of many groups around Europe to sing a selection of new songs written for Friday Afternoons.

You can watch the Aldeburgh Music event at Snape and four others live on the Friday Afternoons and Guardian websites.

2 December 2013

We've had many great videos submitted by schools and choirs on and since our event on the 22 November. Here's a selection, showing the diversity of the events and how far and wide it spread;

Meadows Primary School

One of our first events was Meadows Primary School, Melbourne Australia who held their event at 4am(GMT)

23 November 2013

Benjamin Britten -- Friday Afternoons -- Jazz Man

The programme is part of the BRITTEN DAYS in Cologne, with the main festival taking place October 3rd to 6th, the »Friday Afternoons« concert is repeated for Britten's Birthday Party.

22 November 2013

Classic fm have put together a lovely set of images from the day, including some from Colston Hall where over 1000 people came together to sing

22 November 2013

It's been an amazing day, we hope everyone involved feels proud because you should be! Here's a quick view of our own Snape Maltings Concert Hall here at Aldeburgh Music earlier today.

Friday Afternoons from Snape Maltings.

22 November 2013

Still catching up on some of the coverage we've had today. It seems like a long time ago now, but Aldeburgh Music's Head of Education gave an interview on BBC Suffolk this morning talking about the whole project - which you can listen to here -  (it comes in at about 1.41)

22 November 2013

That's it with live streams for now, but London Youth Choir will be hosting an event this evening at 7pm that you can watch here

22 November 2013

Our most northerly event, at Eden Court in Inverness has gone well, footage should be up on youtube later today.

Children performing at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

22 November 2013

As well as the Walshaw House performance, we also have a performance coming from Turner Sims Concert Hall now