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

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Come Along to one of our rehearsals or performances!

Lowestoft

Autumn Term 2019

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

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

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

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

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

4 December – Winter Social, 16:00 – 17:30 (rehearsal), 17:30 – 18:30 (social), Location TBC

 

Spring Term 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, Location in Ipswich tbc

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

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

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

 

Summer Term 2020 (locations tbc)

22 April – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

6 May – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

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

3 June – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

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

8 July – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

15 – 17 August – Aldeburgh Carnival, Times tbc

Ipswich

Autumn Term 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Spring Term 2020 (locations tbc)

8 January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

22 January – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

5 February – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

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

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

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

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

 

Summer Term 2020 (locations tbc)

29 April – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

13 May – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

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

10 June – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

15 July – Rehearsal, 16:00 – 18:00

tbc – July Performance

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.