Location: Sir Harry Smith Community College, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB
Date/s: Saturday, 18 March Time/s: 6.30pm
For Ages 5+ TICKETS £4 adult, £1 child
Whittlesey was once an island, and for centuries the local people made their living mostly from the land and sea, much like people anywhere else in the world. Whittlesey has its own customs, traditions, and mythical creatures like the Straw Bear. This spring Whittelsey welcomes Grand Union Orchestra musicians, who work closely with young musicians from Coates Primary School, Park Lane Primary School, and Sir Harry Smith Community College to explore music stories of land, sea, and myths from around the world. Find out more about the rehearsals under way, and book your tickets to support your local talent, and enjoy a grand night out at your doorstep.
On Saturday, 18 March 2017, they will take you on a musical journey. You will meet mythical figures like Jemanja, the spirit of rivers and seas in the folklore of West Africa and Brazil; sing songs from Bangladesh about the risky lives of fishermen she aims to protect; learn work-songs from the forests of Ghana and fields of the Caribbean; beat out drum rhythms to summon up fertility and a bountiful harvest…
No longer an island, imagine this great world of which Whittlesey is now a part. — Tony Haynes, Grand Union Orchestra Director
Recommended age for the performance is 5+.
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS
Tickets are £4 per adult and £1 per child. Available to book online – just follow the link.
ABOUT GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA
Grand Union Orchestra brings together professional musicians from all over the world who are not only fine performers, but also brilliant tutors and gifted communicators; they themselves come from many of the different cultural communities that make up the hugely varied demographic of Britain today.
Musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra are inviting the musicians of Whittlesey to join them on a journey, a journey of discovery. Expert in many different musical traditions around the globe, they are ideal pilots through styles ranging from South Asian music to the East, African music to the South and Caribbean and Latin-American music to the West. In their hands, you will experience first hand the world of Indian classical music and bhangra, West African drumming and chant, the township music of South Africa, ska, reggae and calypso, salsa and samba and a myriad other delights.
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