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Creative Railway Soundscape
Come join us THIS Sunday (8th October, 2-4pm) at St. Philip's Church (185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN) for a new and exciting experience, taking part in our FREE 'Creative Railway Soundscape and Recording Session', to create the sounds of Cambridge's railway past, alongside the team at Historyworks!
You and your family and friends are all warmly invited by Helen Weinstein and the team at Historyworks (Mario Satchwell and Tizzy Faller, Bethany Kirby and Jon Calver), to join our 'Railway Singers' community choir as part of the Rhyme, Rhythm and Railways Project this Autumn, celebrating the coming of the Railways to Cambridge in 1845! All ages and experience welcome!
There are a number of dates over the next few weeks and months, in the run up to our performance at Mill Road Winter Fair on December 2nd and we would love as many of the local community to get involved. Sunday afternoon sessions are tailored for those who can’t make Thursday nights, and designed so families of all ages can join us!!
For further details do read the information below.
Railway Singers Session Dates
Sunday 8th October- 2-4pm: Soundscape Session and Recording of Songs- St. Philip's Church, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN-
Thursday 12th October- 7.30-9pm: Railway Singers Singing and Movement Session- St. Philip's School Hall, 2 Vinery Way, CB1 3DR (NOTE: DIFFERENT VENUE)
Thursday 19th October- 7.30-9pm: Railway Singers Singing and Movement Session- St. Philip's School Hall, 2 Vinery Way, CB1 3DR (NOTE: DIFFERENT VENUE)
Sunday 19th November- 2-4pm: Mass choir rehearsal- St. Philip's Church, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN
Sunday 26th November- 2-4pm: Mass choir rehearsal- Radegund Hall, Coleridge School, Radegund Road, CB1 3RS (NOTE: DIFFERENT VENUE)
Saturday 2nd December (Mill Road Fair Day): rehearsal 10-10.45am, final performance- 11am-12 noon-
St. Philip's Church, 185 Mill Road, CB1 3AN
LYRICS AND SONGS – COMMISSIONED FOR THE PROJECT
The lyrics for many of the songs have been inspired by Cambridge’s railway past and specially composed a number of composers including the poet Michael Rosen and CBBC’s Horrible-Histories songwriter, Dave Cohen. The lyrics have been arranged for our ‘Railway Singers’ by the Music Director, Mario Satchwell, and by the Music Arranger for the project, Bethany Kirby. Movement sessions will be led by Rebecca Powell with support from Angharad Walter, Performing Art Instructors at Cambridge Stagecoach.
Visit our website for lyrics and audio tracks to learn the songs.
SESSIONS ARE FREE! YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ONE OR ALL!
There will be gospel and soul numbers, folk songs and much more!! The Railway Singers will meet this Autumn and perform at the Mill Road Winter Fair from 11am to 12 noon on Saturday 2nd December, starting with a concert in St Philip’s Church and if weather permits, parading four blocks to sing by the railway-inspired sculpture of the ‘Romsey R’ when it is unveiled by the artists, Harry Gray and Will Hill on the corner of Mill Road and Cavendish Road!
We look forward to hopefully seeing you at one/a few/all of the sessions over the coming weeks and at the performance at Mill Road Winter Fair!
All good wishes,
Helen and the rest of the Historyworks team!
Posted by historyworkstv on 5th October 2017.