Manchester Musical Youth Choir
Manchester Musical Youth Choir
On the 9th of September, the Manchester Arena will reopen its doors with a star studded charity concert to raise monies for those caught up in the attack. In memory of the Manchester arena bombings, Singing Experience Studios and Manchester Musical Youth, an amazing youth group and choir, recorded a song in our studios, to raise funds for the Manchester Emergency Fund.
Performing "Sail To The Stars" which is adapted from the musical "The Pirate Queen" a recent, well performed, production from the Musical Youth Group.The song fittingly talks about loss and grief. A perfect way to commemorate those lost and raise some money for the cause.In the video below you can see a short capture of the day. Which took place on the 1st of June, including interviews by Ben Richardson with some of those involved, including Kimberly and Dave. See the whole day, from the live room recording to the epic choir session.
The song fittingly talks about loss and grief. A perfect way to commemorate those lost and raise some money for the cause. See the whole day, from the live room recording studios in Manchester to the epic choir session.
Special Thanks to the following people
Musical Director Kimberly Holden - Keys 1 Giles Deacon - Keys 2 Ruairi Leonard - Bass Dave Holden - Drum kit Patrick Noone - Percussion Trevor Bartlett - Clarinet Elliott Holland - Singers Eliza Nelson (soloist) - Manchester Musical Youth - Manchester Musical Youth Apprentices - Manchester Musical Youth Graduates - Sound Engineer Jamie Bradbury - Videographer Callum Hilditch Crimes - Interviews by Ben Richardson
“Sail To The Stars”
From ‘The Pirate Queen’ By Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr. and John Dempsey Copyright © 2005, 2006, 2007 by Bouberg Music Ltd. These lyrics, sung by students of Manchester Musical Youth, have been recorded with special permission
Please if you can donate to the cause, every little helps. Buy the single for 79p on Itunes here .
Manchester Musical Youth (MMY) is an award-winning theatre company for young performers in Greater Manchester brought to you by an established, experienced and successful artistic team, with a track record of creating the very best in youth theatre productions such as Jekyll and Hyde (2015), Hot Mikado (2015), Little Shop of Horrors (2016), Les Miserables (2016) and Legally Blonde (2017) to name but a few.
Our aim is to bring together, encourage and develop the most talented performers throughout the Greater Manchester area, aged between 8-30 years old, so that they can experience the highest, most professional standard of musical theatre outside the West End. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our productions and believe that age is no barrier to quality.
The weekly workshops will primarily focus on the Acting, Singing and Movement disciplines in a supportive and exciting environment in order to stretch, challenge and build on the amazing talent that our company members bring. Our members will also gain a valuable educational experience too; learning vocal and performance skills but also a wider understanding of music, theatre and the themes and issues in our productions. These skills will not only dramatically improve their performance standard but also supports their academic development and most importantly builds their confidence and self-belief.
The directed workshops will be aimed towards producing two full-scale professional-standard shows a year, as well as building on repertoire and individual skills, which company members will have the opportunity to share at one-off events, concerts and charity fundraisers.
The team is also keen to encourage company members to engage with the community by supporting and building partnerships with local organisations, businesses and charities to enhance member’s performance experience and also share our enjoyment of musical theatre with those that benefit from it the most.
Manchester bombing: Arena to reopen with charity gig in September 2017
Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian
Quotes from the Guardian newspaper : Manchester Arena will reopen on 9 September with a charity concert to raise money for a permanent memorial to honour the 22 people killed at the venue in May. We Are Manchester will feature an eclectic line-up of the city’s artists, including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the Courteeners, Blossoms and Rick Astley.
The poet Tony Walsh will perform This Is The Place, his celebration of the Mancunian spirit, which reduced thousands to tears at a vigil the day after the bombing. All profits from the concert will raise money for the Manchester Memorial Fund, a charitable trust overseen by the lord mayor of Manchester.
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