In May 2019 Water City Music, Gloucestershire Academy of Music and Marketing Gloucester joined forces forces to bring a magical extra dimension the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival.
Visitor numbers to the historic Gloucester Docks reach 200,000 over the weekend (May 25th to 27th) attracted visitors from across the UK and the Water City Music programme saw children and other musical groups perform on three stages around the docks. https://www.gloucestertallships.co.uk/
The Water City Music day was held on the Saturday 25th May and featured an exciting and varied programme of youth music, including a massed choir put together from Gloucestershire primary schools and youth performance groups from throughout the county. One highlight was the Gloucestershire Gamelan which put on performances and held workshops in the Mariner’s Church.
The ensemble choir was made up of children from the following local primary schools: Kingsholm, Stroud Valley, Elmbridge Juniors, Meadowside, Carlton, John Moore and Hempsted.
Our performers from the Gloucestershire Acadamey of Music were:
Gloucestershire Academy of Music Cello Ensemble comprises of cello students from across the county aged 11-18 who participate in String Zone on Monday evening’s at Gloucestershire Academy of Music in Gloucester.
Gloucestershire Academy of Music Advanced String Group is made up of students aged 11-18 of grade 5 standard and above who meet on a Monday evening at Gloucestershire Academy of Music’s String Zone.
Gloucestershire Academy of Music Chamber Ensemble consists of string quartets from Gloucestershire Academy of Music who rehearse weekly at sessions in Gloucester or Cheltenham.
Gloucestershire Academy of Music Wind & Brass Ensemble is made up of students who rehearse in Gloucester on a Saturday morning at the Gloucestershire Academy of Music Junior Department.
We also featured musicians from:
All That Jazz (consisting of students from Burford Schhol)
The Accidental Brass Collective
The North Cotswold Wind Band
There were also intermission performances throughout the day from our inspirational Artistic Director, reknowned violinist Michael Bochmann, MBE
We look forward to seeing you next time!
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