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The Glens are alive with the Sound of Music

The Glens of Antrim Singing Explorers will once again be hitting the high notes as part of this year’s Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice.

During five joyful mornings of rehearsals, the children will work on healthy natural vocal technique, good musicianship and ensemble singing through musicianship classes inspired by the Kodaly philosophy of music education.

On Saturday 1st September 2018, they will perform what they have been learning in concert alongside singers from the Northern Ireland Opera Young Artists programme as part of this year’s Festival of Voice in Glenarm. Previous concerts have included traditional favourites such as The Gypsy Rover, The Rattlin’ Bog and The Blue Hills of Antrim, and much more!

Singing Explorers will be led by Anne McCambirdge. Anne has worked at the Junior Academy of Music at Queen’s University Belfast, the Belfast Philharmonic Phil Kids Choir, and the award winning Open Arts Community Choir.

Speaking about last year’s concert, Anne said, ‘’It was amazing to all of us last year how much the children developed over the course of such a short time, not only in the quality of their singing, but in their levels of concentration, the respect they showed to each other, and the pride they took in their work, both in rehearsal and in performance. So I would encourage anyone who knows of any child who loves to sing to get involved next year. The Singing Explorers are an extraordinary group and we cannot wait to work with them again next year.’’

This years’ finale concert will be held on Saturday 1st September 2018 at 1pm in the St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Glenarm. The event is free to attend and not ticketed, however, seating is on a first come first served basis.