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Ifield Community College Choir and the BBC Singers

The BBC Singers, and BBC Radio 3 began a two year collaboration in Autumn 2010 with Ifield Community College Choir


The first project was a reworking of the Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem, which combined Mauritian/Diego Garcian rhythms and songs with the original Mozart composition.This took place at Ifield Community College on December 4th 2010, and was part of the 'Genius of Mozart' Season on Radio 3.

You can read about it on the links below:




Although the workshops and preparation took place, the recording itself was prevented by heavy snow. This project was concluded in June 2011 in a joint performance of the Chagossian Lacrimosa with the West Sussex County Youth Orchestra in Chichester Cathedral (June 30th 2011).


The BBC Singers have been coming to support the young singers at Ifield during the Spring of 2011, leading to two shared concerts called "Rhythms of the World" in June 2011.


The first took place at ifield Community College on Friday June 17th at 7.00pm

The second, and a recording, took place at BBC Maida Vale studio 1 on Saturday June 18th at 2.00pm


The concerts included both shared and individual performances by each ensemble. The choir was also the subject of a feature in "Music Matters" with Tom Service, broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 18th June 2011.


The choir and the drummers will also be performing at a BBC Prom in Kensington Gardens on 23rd July 2011 called Human Planet in the Park.


The Ifield Choir will travel up to the new BBC Media Centre at Salford Quays (Manchester) on October 15th to perform at a gala concert  as part of the "Let the Peoples Sing" Competition, in which they were semi-finalists.


The choir broadcast live on Radio 3 from London's Roundhouse London as part of the Cultural Olympiad in the Voices Now Festival in March 2012. They opened a special broadcast of The Choir hosted by Aled Jones.


Full details will be posted here.

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Rhythms of the World

Ifield Community College Choir and the BBC Singers "Rhythms of The World"

Ifield Community College Choir and the BBC Singers record at BBC Maida Vale 1

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