Learn & Join In film unveiled

As you’ve probably noticed, 2012 is a pretty special year for the country.

Fittingly, it’s also the year we celebrated Symphony Hall’s 21st Anniversary. The Learn & Join In team, never ones to miss out on a celebration, decided to add to the feel good factor of this special year and make a film about our work.

Working with Birmingham-based production company Rebel Uncut, the film is a snapshot of some of the many projects, workshops and events the team have created and delivered in the first six months of this year:

Featured projects include:

Ladywood Showcase
Delivered in partnership with Birmingham Music Service and led by the brilliant and sadly missed Abram Wilson, supported by the Jazzlines Trio – Reuben James, Ric Yarborough and James Banner.
Sponsored by Service Birmingham and supported by The Eric W Vincent Trust Fund.

Community Spirit
Delivered in partnership with Black Voices and involving Blackwood Community Singers, Canoldir Welsh Male Voice Choir, Quinton Community Choir, Stream of Sound, Birmingham Community Gospel Choir, Lichfield Gospel Choir, Second City Sound, Town Hall Gospel Choir and Kaleidoscope.
Supported by our Singing Patrons, The Peter and Jane How Trust. Also supported by The Douglas Turner Trust.

Musical Bites
Delivered in partnership with Osbourne Children’s Centre as part of our Arts Champions residency in Erdington by Sara Colman and the Jazzlines Trio – Reuben James, Ric Yarborough and James Banner.

Stops & Stories
Delivered in partnership with Wilson Stuart School by Peter Churchill, Juliet Raynsford and the 2011/12 Percy Whitlock THSH Organ Scholar Paul Johnson.
Supported by DMC McDonald Foundation.

Sing a Song for 21
Delivered in partnership with Ex Cathedra.
Supported by our Singing Patrons, The Peter and Jane How Trust. Also supported by The Douglas Turner Trust, The Keith & Joan Mindelsohn Charitable Trust, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, and hydraPower Dynamics.

Virtual College Arts Award project
Delivered by Sarah Wilson and Virtual College tutors.
Sponsored by Service Birmingham and supported by The Grimmitt Trust.

THSH Year 10 work experience programme
Tuning Up by Stephen Cornford featured at Curious Sounds in Curious Spaces in partnership with Fierce Festival.

Found Sounds Arts Award project in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College.
Delivered by Paul Carroll, Juliet Raynsford and the 2011/12 Percy Whitlock THSH Organ Scholar Paul Johnson.

Musical Picnic
Programmed in partnership with Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, performed by Daholl Kurdish Ensemble and Musical Picnic resident community big band The Notebenders.

Science of Sound
Delivered by Science Made Simple, the “2011/12 Percy Whitlock THSH Organ Scholar Paul Johnson”:“http://www.thsh.co.uk/news/blogs/the-big-interview-thsh-organ-scholar-changeover/ and Conservatoire student Amelia Burns.
Supported by The DMC McDonald Foundation.

Concerts Inside Out”:http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/events/concerts-inside-out/
Interview technique workshop and backstage tour delivered by THSH staff Lyle Bignon, Katie Banks and Tony Mullins. Interview and concert with Orchestra of the Swan and Benjamin Grosvenor.

The projects in the film offer a glimpse into the far reaching work of the Learn & Join In team at THSH. The programme is produced by a small but brilliantly creative team and a range of fantastic partners and freelance artists and musicians.

THSH has a very genuine commitment to connect people to music and the Learn & Join In work is instrumental in realising this vision. The musical experiences we create empower people to get involved and through our support navigate their own creative journey on their own terms; we believe these experiences can transform lives.

Katie Banks, THSH Head of Education and Community