Invitation to Schools

We are excited to share with you that the Essex Youth Orchestra will be presenting a live performance for families and schools in December. The concert will include an introduction to the orchestra through a performance of Peter and the Wolf with an accompanying film, a festive trip to the movies with some songs from classic Christmas films and a performance of the Twelve days of Christmas.

Your pupils will see musicians perform live whilst watching the animation on screen.  There will an opportunity for your school choir to perform as part of both the school and public performances.

Wednesday 6 December, Colchester, Charter Hall

Schools’ performance  1:00pm to 2:00pm

Public Performance 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 13 December, The Brentwood Centre

Schools’ performance 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Choir performance opportunity 6.30pm to 7.30pm

How can we be involved?

Watch a performance:  Join us for a school’s performance where we will introduce pupils to the orchestra in an interactive session. We will also provide you with activities and lesson ideas to prepare your pupils for the performance and to continue the adventure back at school.

Sing at a performance: We are looking for school choirs to perform some of the songs in our ‘Christmas at the Movies’ medley and ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ at the public performances. Pupils will sing backed by a full symphony orchestra.  We will ask all schools that will be singing to attend the daytime performances so the pupils can see the film and rehearse the song before the performance in the evening.

What to do now?

There is no cost for Essex DfE funded schools to take part in this opportunity, either for to watch the performance or for choirs to take part.  There will be a cost for parents to attend the performance in the evening and you will need to arrange transport to the event.

If you would like to be either attend or perform, please click the links below to complete the expression of interest form.

 Watch a performance:

Sing at a performance: