Music Service Youth Proms Primary Choir

Services For Education Music Service would like to warmly invite your school choir to apply take part in this year’s Massed Choir Youth Proms taking place at Symphony Hall in the city centre in July.

Your Year 4, 5 & 6 pupils will have the opportunity to be part of a 320-strong choir drawn from schools across the city, which will sing alongside the best school ensembles in Birmingham in one of Europe’s finest performance venues. 

The song repertoire can be taught by your music lead member of staff or your visiting SFE Music Service Vocal Teacher.

The theme for this year is ‘Songs From the Movies’ and there are lots of well-known tunes for us to sing our hearts out to!

For 2019 we have extended our performance dates over four nights instead of three.  Schools must apply by the deadline date to be considered for a place in one of the concerts and school choir leads must attend a mandatory twilight training at the beginning of the summer term.

The deadline for online applications is Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Schools will be contacted by email to confirm participation on Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd April.

The mandatory Twilight Youth Prom Training will take place on Tuesday 30th April from 4.30pm to 6pm at: Services For Education, Unit 3, Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4AX

On-street parking is available nearby on Woodcock St, or at the Millennium Point Car Park.

We will make every effort to include as many school choirs as we can and we would ask if you could include the following information in your application:

  • An accurate a number of singers wanting to take part. (Too many and there will be spare seats that could be filled by other keen singers. There is a maximum number of a total of 320 singers for each concert).
  • At least two concert dates that you can attend. This should be actioned after checking your school diary on the rehearsal dates and the concerts dates. We are unable switch rehearsal and concert dates easily due to safeguarding numbers in rehearsal venues.
  • Confirm that you understand that attendance at the Twilight Training on April 30th is mandatory and non-attendance will forfeit your schools place in the concert.
  • Confirm that you understand that school staff need to supervise singers throughout all rehearsals and the concert.

The Rehearsal and Concert Dates are listed below:

1. Concert Day: Monday 15th July
Symphony Hall – Rehearsal 2.30pm Concert 7.00pm-9.15pm
Rehearsal Day – Monday 24th June 9.30am-2.30pm
Ladywood Arc, Darnley Rd Birmingham, B16 8TF 

2. Concert Day: Tuesday 16th July
Symphony Hall – Rehearsal 2.30pm Concert 7.00pm-9.15pm
Rehearsal Day – Tuesday 25th June 9.30am-2.30pm
Ladywood Arc, Darnley Rd Birmingham, B16 8TF

 3. Concert Day: Wednesday 17th July
Symphony Hall – Rehearsal 2.30pm Concert 7.00pm-9.15pm
Rehearsal Day – Wednesday 19th June 9.30am-2.30pm
Ladywood Arc, Darnley Rd Birmingham, B16 8TF 

4. Concert Day: Thursday 18th July
Symphony Hall – Rehearsal 2.30pm Concert 7.00pm-9.15pm
Rehearsal Day – Thursday 20th June 9.30am-2.30pm
Ladywood Arc, Darnley Rd Birmingham, B16 8TF 

Tickets:         
Tickets can be purchased from mid-June onwards. Symphony Hall Box Office www.thsh.co.uk – 0121 345 0600

Transport:    
Schools are responsible for organising and funding travel to and from the rehearsal and concert venue.

Pupil Supervision:     
School staff will need to supervise singers throughout rehearsals and the concert.

Attendance:  
All singers need to attend all massed choir rehearsals in order to perform in the concert. Please make sure that there are no other clashes in your school diary when confirming numbers taking part.

If you have any queries, please contact Ruth Roberts: ruth.roberts@servicesforeducation.co.uk

To apply to take part in this year’s SFE Music Service Youth Proms please access the link here to register your application.

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