Cantabile are delighted to be taking part in the Military Charities Concert on the 18th October 2014 at Hereford Cathedral. The concert is part of a programme of events nationally commemorating the centenary of the First World War. It will feature the British Police Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Jenkinson.
In Herefordshire, the Lord-Lieutenant has set up The First World War Commemoration Committee (FWCC) to think about what could be done locally and devise an outline programme of events.
For further information about Herefordshire’s First World War Centenary commemorations contact the FWCC at:
Cantabile are singing at Christ Church in Malvern on the 16th October 2014 to support the local ARCOS charity . All proceeds will go to help with their SMILE project which received pump priming support from Children in Need.
SMILE (Sensation Movement Interaction in Life Experiences) is based at the ARCOS Therapy Centre in Malvern. It is a stay and play facility that encourages parents to play and learn alongside their children with the help and support of fully trained experienced staff. This approach to sensory, family learning helps to create a supportive atmosphere for all the family to enjoy.
Tickets £12 to include a glass of something,
Under 16s free.
Come and help them raise as much as possible for this fantastic project.
Cantabile didn’t win but we didn’t lose either! As we congratulate our fellow finalists on a hard fought choral battle, we can be consoled by the truly lovely comments from the Judges Suzi Digby, Gareth Malone and Laura Mvula that recognised the quality of the singing from the Cantabile girls (and also the beautiful runners up trophy).
Listen to the performances on BBC iplayer and hopefully you will hear both the love and enthusiasm they have for choral singing as well as their technical brilliance which the Judges clearly felt singled them out and provided those ‘Magical Moments’. Jess Price sang the beautiful solo which anchored their second hymn ‘I Got a Robe’.
Jess Price sings her solo in I Got a Robe in the Final of School Choir of the Year 2014
Now the exam season is upon us, their next performance as a Choir will be at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod where they get to show a different repertoire. However choir members Serena Linley-Adams and Charlotte Pawley will also be singing in the Under 18s vocal solo competition this year with Jess Price singing in the 18 and over vocal solo competition.
Cantabile feature presented by Nick Owen
Nick Owen presented a feature on Cantabile’s bid for the finals of Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year today (2/5/2014).
With snippets from their rehearsals in Birmingham and interviews with the girls and Mrs Williamson, it gives a flavour of how much the competition means to them.
If you didn’t have the chance to see it, you can catch up on BBC iplayer for the next 20 hours: Cantabile and Midlands Today, 2/5/2014
BBC One – iPlayer clip published today (2/5/2014) features Cantabile in the still but gives no clue to their singing – you’ll have to watch on Sunday to find out!
Hereford Times article published online and in the paper this Thursday (1/5/2014).
Wow – it’s almost time to reveal the result of that weekend of singing in March.
On Sunday (27/4/14) the BBC will be showing the first of three episodes for the Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2014 which features the junior school choirs.
What is wonderful is the quality of choral singing which the children have achieved through sheer hard work and singing purely for the joy of it.
We hope you can support all the choirs by tuning in to all three episodes.
Cantabile has been named as one of ‘the very best of school choirs in the UK’ helping Birmingham reverberate with the sound of BBC’s Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year as they attempt to win the coveted title.
The other five senior school choir semi-finalists that will being singing their chosen hymn are:
The Rochester Grammar School from Kent, Lincoln Minster School, The Grey Coat Hospital School from London, “Cantabile” from Hereford Cathedral School, Godolphin from Salisbury and Highgate School from London.
It promises to be a memorable line up and ‘a real family treat for audiences’ according to Tommy Nagra, Head of Business Development, BBC Birmingham.
More details about the event and the Junior Choirs too are in the BBC news release: