one – a shared humanity

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B Sharp Singing 2016 – a high quality, large scale, collaborative programme of singing to engage, progress and inspire

11 November 2016 – The Lighthouse Poole

ONE – a shared humanity

A mass choir of young singers from schools across Dorset and Devon performed a powerful and thought-provoking performance with composer John K Miles on Friday 11th November at Lighthouse, Poole Centre for the Arts.

Written as part of a creative participatory programme of work and performed alongside world-class  musicians, soloists and B Sharp’s emerging leaders, participants explored the theme of one –a shared humanity.

The work included newly composed material created with B Sharp and woven together with re-imaginings of work dating back to 2012, to paint a picture of some of the things that bind us together as human beings.

The piece sought to engage young people in singing that is both enjoyable and challenging and to cultivate a sense of connection and ownership for all participants who were keen to take part.

John, known for his work in Coastal Voices in 2012, used ideas and material generated by the young singers as they considered what it meant to be part of a greater whole, an element of the universe, how they perceive themselves within it and how they come together to form part of a collective. To become one.

B Sharp was delighted to have young singers from the following schools taking part:
Beaminster School
Mrs Ethelston’s Primary, Lyme Regis
St Mary’s Primary School, Bridport
St Michael’s Primary School, Lyme Regis
St Peter’s Comprehensive, Bournemouth
Winton & Glenmoor, Bournemouth
The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis

one – was the result of a collaboration between B Sharp and Soundstorm the Bournemouth and Poole Music Education Hub in association with Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. It was funded by Youth Music, Soundstorm and Dorset Music Education Hub. It brought people together from across the counties and the age groups and was an enriching experience for all concerned.

one Resources

Click here for video links to rehearse your part with John K Miles in preparation for the concert.
If you have a smartphone, mp3 player or computer you can download mp3’s for practicing below. There are mp3’s for each individual part as well as an mp3 with all the voices on. Please listen to them as much as possible. The more familiar you are with the music, the more enjoyable the concert will be – either right click the link below and then click “save link as” or click through to the audio player page then right click the audio player and click “save audio as”:
1. All Voices for Practice mp3
2. Soprano Only for Practice mp3
3. Alto Only for Practice mp3
4. Tenor Only for Practice mp3
5. Bass Only for Practice mp3

We look forward to seeing you on this special evening – all family and friends are welcome.

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