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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 community@brittenpearsarts.org

Join our Online Song Writing Project!

We are looking for young people in Lowestoft and Ipswich to take part in our online singing and song writing project led by composer Gwyneth Herbert. The songs we write will be inspired by the local area, kicked off by sessions with Carlton Marshes in Lowestoft and The Hold in Ipswich.

This project is free to take part in, and everyone aged 8 – 18 living in Lowestoft and Ipswich is welcome to join!

To sign up or for more information please email: community@brittenpearsarts.org

Sessions are held on Zoom, fortnightly on Thursdays from 4.30pm – 6.00pm

14 & 28 January

11 & 25 February

11 & 25 March

Get involved

Come along to one of our rehearsals or performances

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.