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!

Spring 2020

19 February, Half Term Rehearsal with Ipswich Group A, 10am – 3pm, St Margaret’s Church Centre, Bolton Lane, Ipswich 

7 March, Celebration Performance, 3pm – 9pm, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

17 March, Opera Days – Workshops in various schools around Lowestoft

17 March, Rehearsal, 4pm – 6pm, Stella Marris Hall, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Gordon Road

28 March, Music For Youth, Times 10am – 3:30pm, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

 

 

Summer 2020 (locations tbc)

Tuesday 7th April, 10am – 3pm, Rehearsal, Carlton Marshes

Saturday 11th April, Be My Superstar, Opera for seniors (14+) at Snape Maltings, Workshop 12pm – 5pm, Performance 5pm – 6:15pm

Wednesday 29th April,  4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Wednesday 13th May, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Wednesday 27th May, 10am – 3pm, Half Term Rehearsal, Carlton Marshes

Wednesday 3rd June, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Saturday 6th June, 10am – 3pm, Performance at Carlton Marshes

Tuesday 9th June, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsals for seniors for First Light Festival

Saturday 20th June, 10am – 3pm, Rehearsals for seniors for First Light Festival

Sunday 21st June, 9am – 1pm, Seniors performance at First Light Festival

Wednesday 8th July, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Saturday 15th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals in Aldeburgh

Sunday 16th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals at Snape Maltings

Monday 17th August, 11am – 5pm, Aldeburgh Carnival performance

Spring 2020

19 February, Half Term Rehearsal with Lowestoft Group A, 10am – 3pm, St Margaret’s Church Centre, Bolton Lane, Ipswich

7 March, Celebration Performance, 3pm – 9pm, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

18 March, Opera Days – Workshops in various schools around Ipswich

18 March, Rehearsal, 4pm – 6pm, All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road

28 MarchMusic For Youth, 10am – 3:30pm, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

 

 

Summer 2020 (locations tbc)

Wednesday 8th April, 10am – 3pm, Rehearsal

Saturday 11th April, Be My Superstar, Opera for seniors (14+) at Snape Maltings, Workshop 12pm – 5pm, Performance 5pm – 6:15pm

Wednesday 22nd April,  4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Wednesday 6th May, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Wednesday 20th May, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Thursday 28th May, 10am – 3pm, Half Term Rehearsal

Monday 8th June,  4pm – 6pm, Rehearsals for seniors for First Light Festival

Wednesday 17th June, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Saturday 20th June, 10am – 3pm, Rehearsals for seniors for First Light Festival in Lowestoft

Sunday 21st June, 9am – 1pm, Seniors performance at First Light Festival in Lowestoft

Sunday 5th July, Times TBC, Performance at Ipswich Music Day

Wednesday 15th July, 4pm – 6pm, Rehearsal

Saturday 15th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals in Aldeburgh

Sunday 16th August, 10am – 3pm, Aldeburgh Carnival rehearsals at Snape Maltings

Monday 17th August, 11am – 5pm, Aldeburgh Carnival performance

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.