WCM@Glos TSAF 2019

Water City Music, Gloucestershire Academy of Music and Marketing Gloucester are joining  forces to bring a magical extra dimension to this year’s Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival.
Visitor numbers to the historic Gloucester Docks reach 200,000 over the weekend (May 25th to 27th) attracting visitors from across the UK and the Water City Music programme will see children and other musical groups perform on three stages around the docks. https://www.gloucestertallships.co.uk/

The Water City Music day will be held on the Saturday 25th May and will feature 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.

We will also feature Gloucestershire GAMELAN, an amazing orchestra of Indonesian percussion instruments bringing the music of the rainforestright to the water’s edge of Gloucester’s historic docks; with free workshopsand performances taking place throughout the day.

The ensemble choir is 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 are:

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 will also feature musicians from:

All That Jazz (consisting of students from Burford Schhol)

The Accidental Brass Collective

The North Cotswold Wind Band

There will also be intermission performances throughout the day from our inspirational Artistic Director, reknowned violinist Michael Bochmann, MBE

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Water City Music organisation is an entirely self-funding body relying on grants, sponsorship and fundraising to sustain its events and programmes. Every penny we raise goes back into expanding our reach, putting on bigger and better events and more sustainable programmes. Local businesses are invited to contact the charity admin@watercitymusic.com to discuss sponsorship and profile-raising opportunities.