Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Community music event at Verdant Works

Update from Petra Vergunst, community musician :  www.musicforcommunities.blogspot.com:

Singers wanted for a community music event at Verdant Works on Saturday 27th October

We are now looking for singers (experience is not required) to join the chorus at Verdant Works on Saturday 27th October from 1pm to 4 pm.

The event will be the culmination of the community music project Warp and Weft.   This project, commissioned by Dundee Heritage Trust with money from Dundee's Weaver Craft, celebrates the 500th anniversary of the weaving trade in Dundee.

The public singing event consists of a workshop to rehearse We Can Dance, We Can Swing, a ten-minute work for narrator, mezzo soprano, baritone, chorus, flute, violin and cello, written and composed by community musician Petra Vergunst.  The libretto is inspired by conversations with people who used to work in the jute industry or had family who did so, held during a Memories Weekend at Verdant Works last August. 

For the workshop on 27th October, community musician Petra Vergunst is looking for singers who want to join the chorus. The singing rehearsal will take place on 27th October from 1pm to 3 pm, followed by an informal performance for friends and family at 3.30 pm. People of all ages are welcome to join the choir. Singing experience is not required and participation in the event is free.

If you want to join the community chorus, please let me know by email (petravergunst@hotmail.com) by Wednesday 24th October or by phoning Dundee Heritage Trust’s Education and Community Outreach Officer Brian Kelly on 309078. 

For more information about the community music project Warp and Weft itself, please contact Dundee Heritage Trust’s Education and Community Outreach Officer Brian Kelly at education@dundeeheritage.co.uk.