Local children will have the opportunity to sing, dance, play the drums and perform in a concert at Bath Abbey during the school summer holidays.
A five-day long ‘Summer Music School’ offering 7 to 11 year olds a combination of music-making, vocal development and fun activities will take place in the Abbey from Monday 4 to Friday 8 August and from Monday 11 to Friday 15 August.
Children who have signed up for either of the two weeks will get to attend a workshop each morning, learning a different style of music or instrument including choral singing, African drumming and dancing and Gamelan, a percussion-based style of music originating in Indonesia. Activities in the afternoon will range from singing rhythm and rounds to an outdoor picnic.
At the end of the five days, the budding musicians will be able to showcase their new skills by performing in a concert in the Abbey on Friday afternoon at 2.15pm. Everyone is invited to attend, no tickets are required for the concert.
Shean Bowers, Bath Abbey’s Assistant Director of Music and Choral Director for Schools, said: “The children will be sure to have a fantastic time, and even learn a different musical style or pick up a new instrument for the first time. Our first ever Summer Music School last year proved so popular, we had far more people applying than we were able to accommodate. This is why we’re really pleased that this year, we’ve been able to increase it to two weeks and the number of children taking part to 80. So, if your child loves music and you’re looking for something fun for them to do this summer, get in touch.”
The Abbey’s Summer Music School costs £150 per child. There are still a limited number of spaces available. For more information or to book a place, contact Shean Bowers at Bath Abbey on 01225 422 462 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 28 July.