Group A

A vocal performance initative for young people in Suffolk

Group A explores how music can help build positive communities. Working with 8-18 year olds in Suffolk, Group A consists of vocal performance groups that rehearse and perform throughout the year.

The project gives young people opportunities to work with a wide variety of professional musicians, explore a breadth of musical genres and take part in exciting and creative performances. The work aims to help build positive community links and raise aspirations for young people.

New members are always welcome. If you live in or around Lowestoft or Ipswich, get in touch by emailing learning@snapemaltings.co.uk

Get involved

Come along to one of our rehearsals or performances!

Autumn 2019

11th September – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

2nd October – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

23rd October – Half Term Rehearsal, 10:00 – 15:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

13th November – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

30th November – Christmas Light Switch On, 11:00 – 17:00, Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, Gordon Road

4th December – Winter Social, 16:00 – 17:30 (rehearsal), 17:30 – 18:15 (social), St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

 

Spring 2020

15th January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

29th January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

12th February – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

19th February – Half Term Rehearsal with Ipswich Group A, 10:00 – 15:00, Location in Ipswich tbc

7th March – Celebration Performance, Times tbc, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

7th April –   Half Term Rehearsal, 10:00 – 15:00, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Hollingsworth Road

11th April – Be My Superstar performance opportunity for seniors, Times tbc, Snape Maltings

 

Summer 2020 (locations tbc)

22nd April – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

6th May – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

27th May – Half Term Rehearsal, 10:00 – 15:00

3rd June – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

6th June (tbc) –Performance, Times tbc, Calton Marshes

8th July – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

15th – 17th August – Aldeburgh Carnival, Times tbc

Autumn 2019

18th September – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, All Hallows Church, Landseer Road

22th September – Art Eat Festival, 14:00 – 18:00, Dance East Theatre – Performance 17:00- 17:30, University of Suffolk Waterfront Building

9nd October – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, All Hallows Church, Landseer Road

22rd October – Half Term Rehearsal, 10:00 – 15:00, All Hallows Church, Landseer Road

20th November – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, All Hallows Church, Landseer Road

11th December – Winter Social, 16:00 – 17:30 (rehearsal), 17:30-18:30 (social), All Hallows Church, Landseer Road

 

Spring 2020 (locations tbc)

8th January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

22nd January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

5th February – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

19th February – Half Term Rehearsal with Lowestoft Group A, 10:00 – 15:00, Location in Ipswich tbc

7th March – Celebration Performance, Times tbc, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

8th April –   Half Term Rehearsal, 10:00 – 15:00

11th April – Be My Superstar performance opportunity for seniors, Times tbc, Snape Maltings

 

Summer 2020 (locations tbc)

29th April – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

13th May – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

28th May – Half Term Rehearsal, 10:00 – 15:00

10th June – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

15th July – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

tbc – July Performance

15th – 17th August – Aldeburgh Carnival, Times tbc

Videos from past projects

Carnival 2018

In August 2018 Group A Ipswich and Lowestoft came together to take part in Aldeburgh Carnival, working with world-music expert Sarah Jewell and a team of musicians to create a performance for the parade.

Carnival 2017

On 19 – 21 August 2017, Group A worked with Sarah Jewell and a team of Gypsy-Jazz musicians to create an all-singing, all-dancing performance for the Aldeburgh Carnival Parade.

Music For Youth National Festival 2017

After the Regional Festival at Snape Maltings in March 2017, Group A were chosen to go to Birmingham for the National Festival of Music For Youth, performing in Symphony Hall.