Sonoro’s highly accomplished professional singers, who are also experienced animateurs, present a morning workshop exploring how the music we present is related to buildings around the world in which it was originally performed. From a beautiful piece of early church music that would have been performed in Westminster Abbey, via bridges (over troubled water…) to the Sydney Opera House the Sonoro team will present a fun, informative and engaging morning of singing.
In the afternoon, there will be an exploration of the musical experience with an art and design specialist. Initial drawings, made in response to music, will be developed to create watercolour paintings representing “troubled waters”. Bridges will be constructed from card and decorative materials, using a range of construction and joining techniques. A second art workshop, scheduled to suit the school, will consider and contrast how artists Ken Done and Stephen Wiltshire have represented buildings such as the Sydney Opera House. Children will experiment with the construction of v-fold mechanisms, then design and build their own pop-up cityscapes.
To register your interest in this project for your school, please contact our administrator Liz Chapman.
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