Music making for everyone at Albemarle Saturdays
Our Hull 2017 creative communities project gets off to an amazing start thanks to some wonderful musicians, workshop leaders and the very creative people of Hull.
We opened the doors on 11th March for our first Albemarle Saturday with a rousing vocal workshop led by Ali Bullivent. Later Ali led the Freedom Chorus in a performance in the foyer as part of the WOW festival.
We were also lucky to have the inspiring composer Errollyn Wallen with us for the whole day. Errollyn was joined by cellist Sarah Suckling and inspired some new works for solo cello which were performed at the end of the day. For many this was a first chance to compose music but we were also joined by more experienced composers who had a great opportunity to explore techniques and ideas further.
On the 8th April we were joined by 3-5 year olds and their grown ups for ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ workshop led by Polly Ives. Everyone had great fun learning songs and exploring sounds and instruments. Musicians from Hull University and the music hub brought the story to life as the children explored the swishy long grass, squelchy mud, the splashy river and soft snow along the way.
Polly will be back in August, October and November for more early years music sessions.
The talented multi-instrumentalists Mambo Jambo then took us on a musical carnival around the world with their infectious rhythms. They performed music from Europe to Cuba on almost any instrument you can imagine and there are only two of them!
In the workshops, they used percussion instruments to build up a carnival piece, it was a great atmosphere.
There are a few spaces available for workshops on the 17th June and the next season of events will be available to book in May. There is a huge range of workshops to choose including, learning to play a brass instrument or have a go at DJing and beatboxing.
Make sure you book online to avoid disappointment.