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‘Friday Afternoons’ – Free opportunity for young singers


Friday Afternoons‘ is celebrating another year of the project with groups of people across around the world performing specially commissioned repertoire on the Friday closest to Benjamin Britten’s birthday, 17 November 2017.

This year, we are bringing children together from Norwich and Great Yarmouth to perform 12 brand new songs by composer Luke Styles and librettist Alan McKendrick.

This project is FREE to young people aged 8 – 14. Children will be required to attend rehearsals lead by a specialist Vocal Leader in Central Norwich on the following dates:

*HALF TERM REHEARSAL* Weds 25th Oct (1pm – 4pm)
Weds 1st Nov (6pm – 7:30pm)
Weds 8th Nov (6pm – 7:30pm)
Weds 15th Nov (6pm – 7:30pm)
*PERFORMANCE DATE* Fri 17th Nov, 2pm at St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth

On the day of the performance, children and supporters will be transported for free by bus to Great Yarmouth from Central Norwich for the afternoon performance, where they will join with a group of children from the Great Yarmouth area.

There is no cost to take part in this event. To include your child, or children from your school in this project, or for any further information, please email admin@thewharfacademy.co.uk or call 078342 70747.

This project in Norfolk is made possible by the support of Norfolk Music Hub, The Wharf AcademyYoung Norfolk Arts Trust.


Friday Afternoons is about encouraging young people to sing. The newly composed songs and support material aim to help teachers develop their students’ skills – as performers, listeners and composers. More details of these pieces and the Friday Afternoons project can be found here.

There are also many resources available in the Song Bank, from Charanga, signed videos, to braille.

Related article: Young Norfolk Chorus Friday Afternoons Performance 2016 >>