Once again, we have a wonderful selection of young musicians playing
concertos in this year's Festival, with the chance of some of them being offered
an appearance with the Brighton Youth Orchestra during their next season.
Our Concerto Day is Sunday 23 March and will be a great chance to listen to
some gifted players of the future.
Two of our outstanding concerto soloists from the 2013 Festival have recently
appeared with the BYO and they have both given brilliant performances.
Michael Leach played the Mendelssohn G minor Piano Concerto and
Daniel Shao (flute) has appeared with the orchestra playing the Introduction
and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens.
Daniel is a finalist in the Wind section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and
is due to play on 5 March. The semi-final of all categories is on 9 March and the
final on 18 May. All these will be broadcast by BBC4 and Radio 3. Here is a link
to the video of his performance with the Brighton Youth Orchestra to give you a
preview of his playing.
Springboard will be holding a concert of 2014 Festival highlights -
Saturday 29 March at 7pm
at Brighton & Hove High School.
If you are entering the 2014 Festival, look carefully at the details at the top of each Syllabus so that you can keep the relevant concert dates free - you may be one of the people asked to take part!
There are other performing opportunities for singers, actors and instrumentalists too - at a Chapel Royal Lunchtime Concert in Brighton (a selection of singers and actors) and at a Musicians of All Saints Concert in Lewes (short recitals given by a variety of advanced instrumentalists and singers).
Full details below:
Chapel Royal Lunchtime Concert
Tuesday 25 March at 1.10pm
Chapel Royal, North Street, Brighton
Musicians of All Saints Concert
Sunday 6 April at 7.45pm
All Saints, Friars Walk, Lewes
Timetables for Woodwind & Brass, Speech & Drama, Strings, Guitar, Piano, Concerto and Singing are now available by clicking here
FUN STRING WORKSHOP (Class 701) Library
Sshhhhhhh........ The Voice Whisperer is coming!
Springboard Festival is excited to announce a FREE workshop for ALL performing arts students who are festival entrants.
It will be held on Saturday 8 March in the Main Hall at BHHS at 5.00pm and last about 50 minutes.
Steven Luke Walker www.slwthevoicewhisperer.com is a classically trained pianist, composer, and opera singer, who now works with West End performers, especially training actors to work in musical theatre, and students at Guildford School of Acting where he is Head of Singing. Whether you act, sing, or play a musical instrument, this amazing workshop will open your minds to new ways of using your voice more effectively.
Woodwind and Brass Adjudicator’s Workshop Sunday 23 March
'Painting a Musical Picture'
Come and be adventurous as you leave the notes behind to free your imagination! This workshop is open to players of all abilities and by the end of the class you will be able to:
Anyone and everyone can have a try - all you need is an instrument!
Woodwind & Brass:23 March
Speech & Drama:1-2,7-9 March
Classical Singing:8-9 March
LOOK OUT FOR THE FOLLOWING SINGING PRIZES WHEN BOOKING
Coaching sessions with Dame Felicity Lott ( Class 432), Neil Jenkins (Class 429), Yvonne Patrick (Class 428) and Lesley-Anne Sammons (Class 427).
SOLOIST WITH SHOREHAM ORATORIO CHOIR
The Choir's Christmas Concert was held at St. Mary de Haura, Shoreham.
Louissa Denney appeared as a soloist in this concert as a result of an award in the 2013 Springboard Festival.
Look out for full details of the 2014 award in the Singing syllabus.
NEW MAIN SPONSOR
We are delighted to announce that Mr Christopher & Mrs Vivienne Liu of The Tongdean Eye Clinic have become the main sponsors of the Springboard Festival.