For more and more music organisations education and outreach work continues to play an increasingly central role, and The Sixteen is no exception. There’s no doubt that for many people hearing The Sixteen in such inspiring surroundings is already quite a treat, but behind the scenes there is a range of activities on offer to complement and enhance the experience.
This year we continue our popular choral workshop series and now there are even more venues to choose from. In various cities across the UK we bring together hundreds of local singing enthusiasts to enjoy a day of music making run by our Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan and original Sixteen member and musicologist Sally Dunkley. If you don’t fancy singing but want to explore the music further you can also attend one of our free pre-concert talks or sign up for our Insight Day hosted by the National Centre for Early Music.
Our education work is equally as important to us, which is why we have not only continued our partnership with the inspiring organisation Music and the Deaf, but have also developed some new projects for a diverse range of young people. Over the next 6 months our Schools' Matinee project will involve 1000 junior school children from Croydon and Peterborough in singing workshops and participation concerts with the Choir.
Our mentor scheme with Trinity Laban continues as does our connection with the Guildhall Consort through their conductor Eamonn Dougan, but by far the most exciting and rewarding project we have launched this year is Genesis Sixteen. This unique choral training programme for talented young singers is the first of its kind in the UK. The scheme is fully funded and offers singers the opportunity to train with founder and conductor Harry Christophers, Associate Conductor Eamonn Dougan and a number of The Sixteen.
We hope there is something for everyone so please click on the links beow for more details and we hope to see you soon!
Participation and Learning Co-ordinator