The Lammermuir Festival returns to East Lothian this spring and is looking for singers and actors to join our new community musical, Catriona and the Dragon. Join us now and perform alongside three of Scotland’s top professional singers, a huge orchestra of professional players and musicians from East Lothian schools, with conductor Sian Edwards, director Laura Attridge and chorus director Moira Morrison.
Queen Catriona is the reluctant ruler of the Kingdom of Beagland, terrorised by a fearsome dragon who lives beyond the Bridge to Nowhere. Will Catriona find the courage to go over the Bridge to confront her worse fears and to fight the dragon? Can she persuade her people to change their ways?
How to get involved?
To join our Children’s Chorus and help Catriona conquer the Dragon living beyond the Bridge to Nowhere and who is terrorising the land, register HERE
And why not persuade any grown-ups to join in too? They can sign up for our Adults’ Chorus HERE
Rehearsals start 18th March!
For further details and links to our registration and all application forms:
NYCOS are delighted to be delivering a FREE Singing and Signing (BSL) training event in Glasgow on Saturday 4th March at Maryhill Burgh Halls. This event marks the launch of the Erasmus+ Presto website which is full of free resources for choral leaders and classroom teachers.
Renowned song writer, director and workshop leader for ommunity choirs, Ali Burns, is delighted to be back in East Linton Community Hall again for this month’s The Gatherings. You can look forward to a morning of easy harmony singing, great company, coffee and cake.
Anyone is welcome – just turn up to sing at 10am and join in. You can buy tickets (at various prices depending what you can afford) here: https://aliburns.co.uk/events/
Training the Community Musician (TTCM) 2023 is a two-day event delivered by Sound Sense in partnership with the University of Aberdeen. This year it will be hosted by Sage Gateshead.
As in previous years, TTCM 2023 will embrace an ethos of provocation and inclusivity. They’ll be asking Where are we now? What comes next? with respect to training and developing community music practitioners.
Edinburgh College is excited to announce that it will be setting up a new range of academies in music, sound production, film and television. These are very flexible and a great way to formalise an arrangement which they can then tailor to individual programme needs. They are designed to enrich and add value to the activities students are currently undertaking in Creative Media, Music or Music Tech, provide opportunities for their staff to come and deliver a bespoke workshop at your school/centre, and for your students to come and perform, workshop and exhibit their work at one of their campus in June.
The benefits of these academies will be:
Provides students with knowledge and understanding of working on college level qualifications,
consolidates current learning
Prepares students who may wish to progress to full time media, music or sound production courses
Excellent experience for college and university applications
Introduction to the qualification with ECMS/ECTV staff
Invitation to perform, showcase and workshop work at Edinburgh College (Cre:8 at Milton Road, or The Music Box at Sighthill)
Sharing work and skills with other students with similar interests
Following a workshop in your school or centre in January/February 23 they will provide access to resources that allow for students to achieve the award using evidence already generated as part of their current curriculum/programme. In June they will invite groups of schools/centres in together for a collective performance/workshop/showcase.
The flexibility of the Academies serves as a great platform to connect with the college in a meaningful way and they are happy to explore other activities to support your students experience, in the development of their creative specialism and onto further and higher levels of study.