East Riding schools and residents will feature in film premiere of new music inspired by ‘The Four Seasons’

Sinfonia Viva Orchestra will premiere ‘School of BaROCK’ on Saturday (February 13), as part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Classically Yours programme.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 3:25 pm
Sinfonia Viva Orchestra will premiere ‘School of BaROCK’ on Saturday (February 13), as part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Classically Yours programme.

The School of BaROCK film features East Riding of Yorkshire residents of all ages performing new music they have written, inspired by Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’.

Back in March 2020, Bay and Martongate Primaries in Bridlington, and Kingsmill School in Driffield, along with Bridlington-based Remarkable Rock Choir, were all set to perform with Sinfonia Viva at Bridlington Spa when the Covid-19 lockdown cancelled the performance.

Since then Sinfonia Viva has been working with them remotely and when live work was able to restart in summer 2020, the orchestra arranged a recording session and prepared a series of online workshops with participants to learn and record their new music to create this new film.

The School of BaROCK film will premiere on Saturday, February 13 at 3pm at https://www.facebook.com/CYEastRiding.

Sinfonia Viva delivered a series of digital workshops with schools to learn their songs and Makaton signs ready to be filmed in school.

Working digitally meant Remarkable Rock Choir and people across the East Riding could also join, and they attended weekly zoom sessions to learn and record the new songs.

Marianne Barraclough, Deputy CEO, Sinfonia Viva, said: “We are so pleased to be able to share the participants’ amazing work.

“With the cancellation of the largescale event to present the songs at Bridlington Spa back in March 2020, we knew that we needed to do what we can to adapt and make sure these songs were heard.

“As a result we are sharing the songs digitally , reaching a bigger audience, sharing this positive story of determination and the power of music with as many people as possible.”

The School of BaROCK film will premiere on Saturday, February 13 at 3pm at https://www.facebook.com/CYEastRiding.