Thursday 20 June 2019 7pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Conductors Alison White, Eve Harrison
Liverpool Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Liverpool Philharmonic Melody Makers
Choir from Waterloo & Freetown, Sierra Leone
Massed Children’s Choir
Anfield Symphonic Band
Anfield Children’s Choir
Repertoire will include:
We Are The Young Mary Donnelly
Lift Me Up Andy Beck
Jabula Jesu arr. Stephen Hatfield
Oh When The Saints Traditional arr. Eve Harrison
Pineapples are Juicy Thomas Gregory arr. Eve Harrison
Join us for a very special Liverpool Philharmonic concert, featuring young musicians and singers from Anfield, across the region and very special guests from Sierra Leone.
The concert features a one-off performance by a massed choir of 220 children, including Liverpool Philharmonic Children’s Choirs, young singers from seven local primary schools, and very special guests, a children’s choir from Waterloo, Sierra Leone. The children have been rehearsing across two continents since Christmas, and will perform a programme of music from around the world, exploring the global reach of music and the international language of song. Local schools involved are All Saints Catholic Primary School, Bishop Martin Church of England Primary School, English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Faith Primary School, St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Primary School, St Vincent’s School, and The Beacon Church of England Primary School.
The concert will open with Anfield Symphonic Band in their debut performance at Philharmonic Hall, marking the First Birthday of In Harmony Liverpool in Anfield. The children aged 10 – 11, joined by staff, from All Saints Catholic Primary School will perform for the first time at Philharmonic Hall as a Symphonic Band (wind, brass & percussion), and includes our newest orchestral instruments within In Harmony Liverpool, double reed and lower brass. The Symphonic Band will be accompanied by Anfield Children’s Choir (children aged 9 – 10 from All Saints Catholic Primary School).
The second half will feature Massed Children's Choir, as well as solo items from the choirs of Waterloo & Freetown, Sierra Leone, Liverpool Philharmonic Children's Choir and Melody Makers.
This concert is delivered in partnership with TeachAbilityUK. TeachAbilityUK is a Community Based Company set up by educators and their family and friends in Liverpool. It aims to support the full access into education of children with disabilities across the world, currently working in Sierra Leone. Inspired by the life of Richie Barnes, who was severely disabled until his death in 2010, and brother of Mr Jeremy Barnes (Headteacher of All Saints Catholic Primary School, Anfield), TeachAbilityUK also aims to train teachers in developing countries in how to integrate pupils with severe learning difficulties or disabilities. This musical project is a joyous reflection of what can happen when we come together In Harmony.
In February 2019, two Liverpool Philharmonic musicians travelled to Waterloo, Sierra Leone, as part of a delegation including teachers from North Liverpool primary schools. During the visit our musicians delivered musicianship sessions, music workshops, and teacher training, as well as working with the choir who are performing in today’s concert. Liverpool Philharmonic is proud to support the work of TeachAbilityUK in building a musical global community.
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