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Thursday, 2 March 2017

1000 Years of Song - Voices & Visions project - Artist required

1000 Years of Song a Voices and Visions Project

Severn Arts and The County Arts Service through The Worcestershire Arts Partnership are looking for artists to work with young people and schools to deliver material for a Showcase performance taking place at the The Kidderminster Town Hall on 6th July 2016. The project will see artists working with up to seven schools in the county.


The project is an addition to last year's innovative showcase of the BBC 10 Pieces initiative to get young people taking part in classical music. Inspired by that The County Arts Service and Severn Arts have come up with their own version which looks back at the most innovative English music of the last 1000 years. With composers ranging from Henry V111 to Massive Attack this is one project that you don’t want to miss being part off!


We want to bring these 10 pieces of music by creating new innovative and exciting interpretations, for example, how would you bring drum and bass to a piece of light operetta, how would you bring interpretive dance to The Beatles. Your role will be to use your artistic skills to bring new interpretations to these works.

The pieces of music are:

·         Summer is icumen in

·         Agincourt Song

·         Pastime with Good Company

·         Flow my Tears

·         Dido's Lament

·         The Modes of Court from The Beggars Opera

·         Pack up your Troubles

·         Eleanor Rigby

·         Wuthering Heights

·         Unfinished Sympathy


More details are listed on https://www.severnarts.org.uk/arts/1000-years-of-song-project/

We envisage each interpretation to be no more than 7 minutes long and this could be one that includes one art form or maybe more.

This project will be part of our 20th anniversary of Voices and Visions.

 About Voices and Visions

Voices and Visions is Worcestershire's long running programme of work showcasing the best of work from schools and arts organisations across Worcestershire. Now in its 20th year the scheme is being rebranded this year to a membership based scheme.

Your fee

Your payment will be £200 per day with a maximum of two days. The schools are in the process of being confirmed but will be a mixture of primary and secondary.

 How to apply

Please outline your suitability to the project stating the following:

·         Why you are applying for this.

·         Your artist skills and what you can bring to this project

·         Your experience of working with schools

·         Confirmation of up to date DBS certificate  

·         Any experience of working in Worcestershire


Applications should be sent to Steve Wilson, County Arts Officer by email to swilson@worcestershire.gov.uk by 1pm on Friday 24th March. Any applications received after this will be discarded.

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