Supported by Arts Council England and Inspire Culture 2023-24
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been successful in getting funding from Arts Council England for a new year-long schools’ project. ‘Extending Reach’ will see us working with four different schools across the City and County. The project builds on our recent work, developing the skills and confidence of young music leaders, enabling them to help us deliver exciting, high-quality music projects for younger children.
This year we are partnering Djanogly Academy for the first time in several years in a project that is designed to encourage greater music participation in the school. We will be training up a group of Year 10 young student leaders to help us work with up to thirty Year 7 students in a project that will culminate in an exciting co-devised performance that will also feature international soloists and musicians. In addition to the funding we gained, this project is also supported by the Lady Carol Djanogly Fund.
We hope that these young leaders will also join us for a project later in the year at an inner-city Primary School in Nottingham
In addition, we will be working in partnership with Inspire Culture, the music hub for Nottinghamshire, with a Primary and Secondary school in Sutton-In-Ashfield. All projects will feature work with young leaders.
Great news – we are delighted to announce that we have been successful in gaining funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for our Grassroots Vocal Workshops for the third time!
Grassroots Vocal Workshops has been running for two years and has proved a huge hit with participants. We are also thrilled to be continuing our very fruitful partnership with Emmanuel House Support Centre for this project. The workshops will be run on a weekly basis at Emmanuel House, every Wednesday from 4 – 6pm. As before, the workshops are designed for anyone considered vulnerable in the community, including those suffering from isolation or mental health issues. This year, we plan to develop the project, reach more vulnerable people in the community and increase performance opportunities. Sessions are designed to be fun and inclusive, with completely open access, but will include helpful breathing and posture techniques, designed to improve general well-being.
We use opera as a tool but what we are doing is showing people that they can actually achieve something they didn’t think was possible. For others who want to take an active interest in VoiceChoice, attend concerts and special events and make a vital contribution to funds, there is the opportunity to join the Friends scheme. See how you can get involved.For others who want to take an active interest in VoiceChoice, attend concerts and special events and make a vital contribution to funds, there is the opportunity to join the Friends scheme - See more at: http://www.voicechoice.org.uk/get-involved.html#sthash.NAYWgoJg.dpufFor others who want to take an active interest in VoiceChoice, attend concerts and special events and make a vital contribution to funds, there is the opportunity to join the Friends scheme - See more at: http://www.voicechoice.org.uk/get-involved.html#sthash.NAYWgoJg.dpufSee how you can get involved!
YOUNG LEADERSHIP Project (part2)
Learning through progression-2019/20
Many creative educational projects struggle to maintain continuity in an era when “new” or “different” are the premium concepts for funding. We have discovered with this generously funded mentoring project, that we can create within an under-resourced and challenging environment, a relationship with growing teen-agers who can inspire and pass on information and experiences to younger students who wish to learn similar skills. At Sutton Academy, it was a novel experience for Years10/11 to be showing the new Year 9 the skills and confidence they learnt by participating in a previous VoiceChoice project.
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Voicechoice team set to work with year seven and teenage mentors on a new venture into song writing and creative performance based on Bizet's Carmen