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

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

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

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

19 February – Half Term Rehearsal with Ipswich Group A, 10:00 – 15:00, St Margarets Church Centre, Bolton Lane, Ipswich 

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

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

17 March – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, Stella Marris Hall, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Gordon Road

28 MarchMusic For Youth, Times tbc, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

7 April –   Rehearsal 10:00 – 15:00, Carlton Marshes

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

 

Summer 2020 (locations tbc)

29 April – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

13 May – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

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

3 June – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

6 June –Performance, Times tbc, Calton Marshes

8 July – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

15 – 17 August – Aldeburgh Carnival, Times tbc

Spring 2020

8 January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road

22 January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, St Matthew’s C of E Church, Portman Road

5 February – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, All Hallows Church, Landseer Road

19 February – Half Term Rehearsal with Lowestoft Group A, 10:00 – 15:00, St Margarets Church Centre, Bolton Lane, Ipswich

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

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

18 March – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00, All Hallows Church Hall, Landseer Road

28 MarchMusic For Youth, Times tbc, Snape Maltings Concert Hall

8 April –   Rehearsal, 10:00 – 15:00, St Matthew’s C of E Church, Portman Road

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

 

Summer 2020 (locations tbc)

22 April – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

6 May – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

20 May – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

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

5 July – Performance, Ipswich Music Day, Times tbc

15 July – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

15 – 17 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.