Oh How That Valley Did Change -
Derbyshire Tales from a Cotton Mill
Summer Residency in Derby - a collaborative singing and instrumental project
Wednesday 13th June 2012 at 7.00pm
Assembly Rooms, Derby
Tickets - £5.00, concessions £3.00
Box Office: Derby LIVE on 01332 255800
- David Lawrence, Conductor
- Jack Ross, Music Workshop Leader
- Sinfonia Viva
- Mills and Chimneys
- Participants from Becket Primary School, Belper Community School, Crich Carr Primary School, Cromford Primary School, Griffe Field Primary School and Murray Park Community School
Following previous successful collaborations, Sinfonia Viva join forces with the folk ensemble Mills and Chimneys to present a concert featuring both ensembles performing alongside young people from Derby and Derbyshire.
The participants will work with the combined Mills and Chimneys and Viva team to create their own songs and instrumental pieces in response to a series of folk songs and tunes which have been collected, composed and arranged by the joint team for them to sing and play together. The team have also worked with Derbyshire Poet Laureate, Matt Black to inspire poetry and song lyrics for the project.
The elements will come together in a massed celebration of all things Derby and Derbyshire during the performance – which promises to be unforgettable!
"...the evening really belonged to a bunch of enthusiastic, fired-up children who not only contributed their own enjoyable and often witty songs, but sang the often quite challenging music… with total confidence." – Mike Wheeler
For further information please call 01332 207602.
This project has been supported by Rolls-Royce plc, Derby City Council, Derbyshire Community Foundation, Derbyshire County Council, Derby LIVE, Fleet Arts, Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Orchestras Live, The Tom Carey Fund and Sinfonia Viva. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.