BGT’s Jean Martyn & Leading Orchestra Headlining Free Walsall Concert
Published 25 Jun 2019 in Community
Concert hosted by The Midcounties Co-operative & The Children’s Company’s
‘Crazy Composers’ Project to celebrate Walsall community co-operation
as part of Co-op Fortnight (24 June – 7 July)
The Forest Arts Centre | 2nd July
Europe’s leading baroque orchestra ‘The English Concert’, straight from New York’s Carnegie Hall, along with international concert organ and pianist, Jean Martyn, who rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent, will be performing at a community concert in Walsall, organised by The Midcounties Co-operative in partnership with The Children’s Company.
The Midcounties Community Concert is free to attend and will take place at The Forest Arts Centre in Leamore on the 2nd July at 4.30pm.
Audience members will be treated to a number of orchestra favourites, including music from the Royal Wedding and the theme to the Champion’s League, as well as music from talented local singers and musicians that have been invited to perform.
'The English Concert' and Britain's Got Talent Finalist Jean Martyn
On the day of the event, 360 children from Walsall schools will come together to rehearse and then perform with The English Concert in a private ‘Music Matters’ concert for friends and family. The student’s performance leads on from last year’s Crazy Composers workshop which gave students from nine primary schools across Walsall the opportunity to discover a love of classical music and develop skills in composing, singing and performing.
Both events form part of The Midcounties Co-operative’s activity for this year’s Co-op Fortnight. Running from the 24th June to the 7th July, it celebrates mass acts of co-operation – where co-operatives and local communities come together to make a big difference to society.
Marnie Richards, Developing Young People Co-ordinator at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “There’s been a huge amount of preparation for both concerts and the event has already brought together students, talented musicians and people living right across Walsall. It demonstrates what we can achieve if we co-operate and work together.
“The Walsall students are really excited to perform in front of family and friends, as well as the whole community. Performing on the same stage as such well-known musicians is sure to inspire the children, and we might even discover the next Mozart!”
Award-winning musician, musical director and television producer, Robert Howes from The Children’s Company said: “Our partnership with The Midcounties Co-operative has helped us to bring classical music to hundreds of children who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to learn skills such as composing, learning a musical instrument and performing the Crazy Composers song.
“The musical extravaganza on the 2nd July is the perfect way to showcase the musical talents of all of the children involved.”
How to purchase your FREE tickets?
Tickets for the Midcounties Community Concert at 4.30pm until 6.45pm are available for free by clicking here.
Tickets can also be reserved by calling: 0300 555 2898