|Venue||Royal Concert Hall|
Now Hear This is a fun-packed, fast-paced introduction to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra for schoolchildren aged 8 to 11, with the chance to join the world famous Hallé orchestra in making a sensational sound.
Plan of Day
Instrumental rehearsal from - 12.30
Singers arrive - from 1pm
Event start - 1.30pm
The performance is open to all primary schools from across the city and county, and home-schooled children are welcomed too.
We also can offer support materials for students taking the Discover and Explore Arts Awards. For full details, link to our Arts Awards - Music support page.
You need to learn to play Blue Danube and Ran Kan Kan plus learn to sing 'Galactic Groove'
You need to learn to sing 'Galactic Groove'
*If you are bringing whole class instrumental players, we recommend that you learn the whole class resources.
More confident players could look at intermediate resources.
Stretch your more experienced players by using the advanced resources.
Download your music scores, instrument parts and MP3 sound files:
2019: Fly Me to the Moon
This year’s concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing so get ready for alien dances, galactic grooves and a host of celestial classics in an hour of space age music to light up the Royal Concert Hall.
The Hallé’s Education Director, Steve Pickett, has arranged Tito Puente's mambo hit Ran Kan Kan for schools to perform with the Hallé, as well as Johann Strauss's soaring Blue Danube waltz (featured in 201: A Space Odessey . Apart from supporting progression routes for young musicians these Come and Play pieces offer an amazing and inspiring experience that they will never forget.
Steve has arranged two songs – Marr Green and Helen Stanley's One Step to the Moon and a new song, Galactic Groove - for everyone to sing with the Hallé in the concert. To assist with rehearsal in the classroom, the scores, parts and MP3 sound files for the participatory pieces can be downloaded on this site (scroll further down this page).
Now Hear This! also offers the unique opportunity to Meet the Musician, when a Hallé player visits your school in May. Visits are scheduled directly with the Hallé via a request in the on pages 4 and 5 of the Teacher Booking Pack.
New to this? Not sure? Just check out this FAB video of another venue in the 2018 tour here: youtube
We'd love you to join us! Do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question.
DOWNLOAD: Whole Class resources (Beginners, pre grade1)
DOWNLOAD: SING resources (for all)
DOWNLOAD: Come and PLAY resources - Blue Danube (Advanced)
DOWNLOAD: Come and PLAY - Ran Kan Kan (Intermediate and Advanced Players)
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Otherwise, see you on 27th June!
The Now Hear This team x