One Voice Festival of Singing
One Voice Festival of Singing brings together school groups from across the South East to sing together at Christmas.
Glyndebourne are delighted to be hosting One Voice Festival of Singing 2023 in partnership with Create Music. School groups from across the South East will come together to sing festive songs on the Glyndebourne stage with the full Glyndebourne Chorus and orchestra players from the Glyndebourne Sinfonia.
Following the success of One Voice in 2022, the project is expanding to seven concerts in December this year. As well as four performances at Glyndebourne there will be other One Voice events taking place in Brighton and Bexhill.
- Wednesday 6 December – one evening performance at the Brighton Centre
- Monday 11 December – one afternoon and one evening performance at the De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill
- Tuesday 12 December – one afternoon and one evening performance at Glyndebourne
- Wednesday 13 December – one afternoon and one evening performance at Glyndebourne
There will be project launch events in early July for teachers, to introduce the specially curated range of repertoire. Teachers will be supported throughout in leading pupils through learning the repertoire for the concert, with free music sessions and online guidance.
- Monday 3 July – Glyndebourne (for schools performing at Glyndebourne)
- Wednesday 5 July – Sound Rooms, Brighton (for schools performing at the Brighton Centre)
- Thursday 6 July – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill (for schools performing at the De La Warr Pavillion)
Applications are now open to take part in One Voice 2023. State Primary Schools in the South East, including Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother, Wealden and the surrounding areas are invited to choose which venue they’d prefer to perform at.
The application deadline is Friday 26 May. Create Music will be in touch following the deadline to confirm which performance you will be taking part in.
For more information and to apply click the button below. If you have any questions about the project you can get in touch with Create Music by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glyndebourne is in the heart of the Sussex countryside, just 10 miles outside Brighton. There’s plenty of on-site parking for coaches and further details will be available soon about travel grants to help towards the cost of booking transport to Glyndebourne.
In 2022, Glyndebourne welcomed over 400 students from 15 local state schools to sing together with the full Glyndebourne Chorus at Christmas.
‘I felt so important up on stage and I loved performing in front of everyone!’ – One Voice 2022 participant
‘I loved the experience as did the children and families. Thank you for the opportunity to do this.‘ – One Voice 2022 school teacher
‘This was on evening I shall never forget, seeing the little ones singing their hearts out and doing it so beautifully in every way.’ – One Voice 2022 audience and participant family member
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Glyndebourne’s Learning & Engagement programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Image credits: Photos by Richard Hubert Smith, 2022