Coast to Coast
In this community choir project participants developed their musical skills, learned songs that celebrate rivers and oceans, and wrote a beautiful song of their own. After the workshops, participants performed the songs they learned alongside musicians from the Nevis Ensemble in one private performance and one public performance as part of the COP26 Fringe. An MP3 recording of the choir singing their own original song is upcoming.
This project was a collaboration with Music Broth and the Nevis Ensemble. Workshops were led by music practitioners Grace Dale and Lise Mitchell Nobel. You can find out more about both musicians here and here. The sessions were also supported by Zac Scott, who you can find out more about here.
Music Broth is an inclusive social enterprise dedicated to shared equitable access to restored musical instruments and connecting people through music learning opportunities. You can read more about their work here. Survivor Arts Community service users can use our Music Broth subscription to hire instruments for free. If you're interested, please get in touch!
The Nevis Ensemble is dedicated to removing barriers to accessing orchestral music, with the vision that ‘music is for everyone, everywhere.’ They combine pop-up performances with participatory music workshops for a variety of different participants. You can read more about their work here.
Thank you to Baillie Gifford and to
the Glasgow Connected Arts Network
for funding this project.