Live Music Ensembles
What we offer
Our professional music ensemble teams present a choice of themed live performances designed to engage KS1 and KS2 pupils in an interactive and exciting musical experience.
Listening to live music is a key part of the New National Curriculum. Our performances covers the following aims in the National Curriculum for music:
· Listen to high quality live music from different traditions
· Create, select and combine sounds
· Appreciate listening to live music by great composers and musicians
· Sing songs and play tuned and un-tuned instruments
Special Offer for 2017/18
This year we are offering Carnival of the Animals for Years 3 and 4 for just £25.
We have allocated funding from Arts Council England to make this project possible. All we ask is a booking fee (non-refundable) of £25.
We will be in touch with your school to arrange your visit – why not book a KS1 performance too?
Arctic Adventure – New for September 2017
Take a beautiful musical journey across the Arctic in the company of young Inuit Aguta and the animals he meets. Children will explore different rhythms and sounds and decide which ones best describe the animal and habitat.
Join us as we embark on a mysterious journey searching for hidden clues, which will lead us to the buried treasure. Using different modes of transport we travel around the island fueled by well-known tunes. The clues are in the form of shapes which have challenges attached to them. It’s a race against time to find the treasure before the wicked Captain Black eye.
New for September 2017 – Sounding Out Shakespeare
Listen to live music from Shakespeare’s time (1564 – 1616), including Greensleeves, and explore how the instruments played then compare to modern instruments.
Carnival of the Animals (Yrs 3-4)
Did you ever wonder what our animals and birds would look like to creatures from another planet? We meet two space travellers and help them discover animals and birds using clues in poetry and music. Through musical elements and poems we explore how the animals move. During this interactive presentation children will have opportunities to sing and play with our professional musicians. The poems have been written exclusively for this presentation by Kim Moore, an award winning local poet.
Bespoke packages or previous themes are also available upon request.