The Lullaby Concerts – October 2015
The Lullaby Concerts with City of London Sinfonia and Claire Henry return to 6 locations across the East of England in October 2015.
Lullaby Concerts are specially designed for children aged between 2 – 7 and their parents and carers. The orchestra will perform 12 concerts between 24 – 30 October 2015.
Beginning at Clacton-on-Sea in Essex, the tour then goes to 5 places in Suffolk: Felixstowe, Great Cornard, Lowestoft, Newmarket and Stowmarket. As usual the concerts will be presented by Claire Henry, whose lively charismatic style has made her a firm favourite with audiences in the previous highly successful tours.
- Saturday 24 October: Clacton on Sea
- Monday 26 October: Great Cornard
- Tuesday 27 October: Newmarket
- Wednesday 28 October: Stowmarket
- Thursday 29 October: Lowestoft
- Friday 30 October: Felixstowe
There are two performances to choose from each day, lasting 60 minutes with no interval. Children should be accompanied by adults at all times. For full details of locations and booking information, please download the leaflet below. You can also visit the new Lullaby Concerts Facebook page via this link.
This year the theme of the concerts is Claire’s Musical Party. The orchestra will perform a range of classical pieces including Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Vaughan Williams’ Greensleeves. As usual there will be lots of participation and fun for the audiences. At the end of each concert there will be an opportunity for everyone to have a go on some orchestral instruments which are being made available by Suffolk County Music Service and Essex Music Services.
Prior to the concerts, a series of workshops has been held at Children’s Centres and nurseries around Suffolk, led by Claire Henry and CLS musicians. These sessions have enabled hundreds of children, nursery staff and parents to hear live music in their own settings and meet musicians who will be in the Lullaby Concerts.
Two music training days have also been held for childminders and nursery practitioners, helping them to gain ideas and techniques for using music as a means of learning and communication with young children.
Henry Little, Chief Executive of Orchestras Live, said: “The Lullaby Concerts have become known and loved by many families in the East region and we look forward to seeing lots of them returning to enjoy Claire and CLS in their magical new show, and hopefully also many more young children and families for whom this will be their first experience of live orchestral music. We are proud to be so closely involved in this distinctive project which forms an important part of the national Family Arts Festival.”
The entire project is being produced by Orchestras Live in partnership with City of London Sinfonia, Mid Suffolk & Babergh District Councils, Forest Heath District Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Suffolk County Music Service, Suffolk Music Education Hub, Essex County Council and Essex Music Services. Support has also been provided by Philips Avent, Waitrose Sudbury Community Matters, Suffolk Community Foundation Port Community Fund, Scarfe Charitable Trust, Music Sales Charitable Trust, Nichol-Young Foundation, Ganzoni Charitable Trust and the Geoffrey Watling Charity.