Month: January 2020

Turn It Up

Turn It UpFor the fifth year running we were invited back to Plaistow Primary School   to run their creative TURN IT UP Project across all Yr 4 pupils.

Our Executive Director and artist Mohan Dhar worked across 2 classes to give children and young people the tools to:

  • explore singing and movement
  • build confidence in working collaboratively in creative processes
  • take risks in exploring new ideas about a given topic through song

The Project also provided opportunities for the children to develop:

  •  singing with control and rhythmical accuracy
  • song making, combining musical elements within a structure
  •  performing confidence as part of an ensemble.

The class teachers expressed delight at the project and are keen to practice each song with the backing track made for them and for each class to perform for the other and for a school assembly. Below, you can listen to a first draft phone recording one of the songs, collaboratively written by the children as part of a 2-hour singing workshop, including lots of other singing!

Youth Music Awards Ceremony

Youth Music Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday 16th October NewYVC had the enormous privilege of being invited to perform for the Inaugural Youth Music Awards Ceremony at Battersea Arts Centre.

The choir had the opportunity to see many hugely skilled and talented young artists performing and receiving their awards, as well as to sing with accompaniment from young musicians of AYM and our own resident band, Steve LodderShammi Pithia and Mathis Richet. The choir chose to sing Message which was collaboratively written by young artists two years ago, two of whom came to the Ceremony.

Thank you, Youth Music, for all your support over the years and for an incredibly memorable night for all.

Health Workers Away Day

We were delighted to be invited to lead two singing workshops for 0-19 Children’s Health and HeadStart staff Away days at Stratford Old Town Hall and Dockside E1, Newham at the end of last year. Approximately 150 members of staff each afternoon took part with enthusiasm and energy after their day of learning and discussion about issues facing Health Workers in Newham, including child safety and delivery, compliance and transformation. Singing was just the thing to lighten the mood, connect each participant and have some fun at the end of the day! At the end of the workshops, Helen Page, the organiser wrote, “Thank you so much for a fantastic session!”.

Boys 4 Voice

Boys 4 VoiceBoys 4 Voice is going from strength to strength. Our Associate and Young Artists have been running workshops in primary and secondary schools to encourage more boys to join.  We are looking forward to preparing the boys for their performance as part of Sing In The Spring at Stratford Circus    on 5th April. Have a peak at one of our workshops below: