Waltham Forest Mini Musicians Opera Tour

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Waltham Forest Mini Musicians Opera Tour

Waltham Forest Mini Musicians Opera Tour

Waltham Forest Music Education Hub By Waltham Forest Music Education Hub

Commission a Music Lead and opera singer to write a new interactive, live performance involving opera singing to perform at 10 Early Years settings throughout the borough of Waltham Forest.

Waltham Forest Fundraising stage

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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £5,943 by 02 Dec 2019

To commission Maya Sapone (Music Lead and Opera Singer) to write and deliver an operatic project using classical and folk music, rhymes, songs and actions interspersed with live opera singing. The performance is to appeal to and engage with the young audience of babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents and carers. This is a live music production involving a narrator, a piano, clarinet, violin, cello and percussion giving those witnessing it the chance to get up close to these instruments and see how they can interact together. Joining in with the words and actions in the story is a fun way for children and their parents/ carers to connect and explore music together! Performances will be spread across the Borough to engage with as many children as possible. Invitations for a free performance will be sent to all 73 early years settings in the Borough, we will particularly look to engage with those settings in areas where we have had little contact previously.

What we'll deliver:

  • A fully immersive and inetractive performance
  • A wonderful chance for babies and toddlers to engage with their parents/ carers through music
  • A fun experience for all involved in the project

Why it's a great idea:

Music makes us feel good and is a natural part of all of our every day experience. Music experiences in early childhood stimulate the brain and help in all areas of a child's growth, it helps develop co-ordination, strength and balance as children move to the beat! Exposure to different types of music helps to create more pathways to the brain, particularly Opera performed live is a uniquely thrilling experience – at its best, it is hugely powerful. This project offers a unique experience for all those involved (both performers and audience) to engage together in the performance of a powerful piece of storytelling.

Steps to get it done:

  • Commission Maya Sapone (Music specialist and opera singer) to write a new opera for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
  • Ensure the production is interactive, appealing and engaging to the young audience.
  • Perform the opera with 10 early years settings on a tour with a live band (5 musicians).

We will be engaging and developing relationships with settings within the Borough who we don't usually engage with (as the Hubs funding remit is 5 - 18 years old). We will use local contacts at Children's Centres and those relationships we have built up to spread the offer throughout the Borough. We are excited about the chance to develop these relationships and future projects that will follow.

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Location Waltham Forest

About the space

Waltham Forest is home to an estimated 271,200 residents, it is an one of the most diverse areas in the country with 48% or residents from a minority ethnice background. It is currently ranked the 35th most deprived borough nationally.

Council

London Borough of Waltham Forest

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,943

Performances - 1 hr per performance, 7 people per performance, 10 hours total performance time - £2,975 (50%)
Rehearsal time - 6 musicians (4 hours each) and 1 narrator (1 hour) - £1,063 (18%)
Script writing and arranging music (agreed fixed fee) - £850 (14%)
Management of project - co ordinating musicians, venues, feedback and legacy - £325 (5%)
Publicity - 2 hours staffing, 200 leaflets - £180 (3%)
Other - £550 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

50%
Performances - 1 hr per performance, 7 people per performance, 10 hours total performance time
£2,975
18%
Rehearsal time - 6 musicians (4 hours each) and 1 narrator (1 hour)
£1,063
14%
Script writing and arranging music (agreed fixed fee)
£850
5%
Management of project - co ordinating musicians, venues, feedback and legacy
£325
3%
Publicity - 2 hours staffing, 200 leaflets
£180
9%
Other
£550
  • Spacehive fees
    £253
  • Transaction Fees
    £246
  • VAT
    £51

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: We would use extra funding to do more performances in early years settings throughout the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Total £5,943

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