A new children's choir for Chichester at Pallant House Gallery

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Do your children love to sing?

COVIDE UPDATE (2 October 2020)
We are excited to announce Children's Choir Online Plus starts on Tuesday 2 October, including a planned opportunity to sing in the Chichester Festival Theatre. Choir will be on Zoom each Tuesday from 1630-17:30 with two Covid-Secure special events in the diary where we hope to bring the whole choir together. (See booking section below for more details)

Our fun choir for primary aged children from year 2 up to year 6 meet in normal times on Thursdays in Chichester from 16:15 to 17:15 at Pallant House Gallery. Led by opera singer Mark with the wonderful composer and musician Christopher Hussey at the piano. We explore a range of fun repertoire, also developing a good foundation in vocal technique through the use of warm-ups, confidence boosting singing games and activities and we regularly look for performance opportunities in an around Chichester. There is an onsite cafe for waiting parents and we are just a few steps away from the high street. Booking for each term is through the Little Notes booking widget below, but if you'd like to pop along to give it a try, just drop us a line by email or via Facebook first. The children's choir is run by Little Notes Horsham Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 6742765.

The Team

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Mark Bradbury, BMus (hons), LRAM

Mark lives in Horsham with Lou and their three daughters who all love to sing. Mark began his vocal training with the legendary baritone John Cameron in Manchester and won a scholarship to study singing at The Royal Academy of Music. Theatre always played a big part in Mark’s life. As a performer, he always felt most at-home on the Operatic stage. Mark sang with Glyndebourne Opera for 10 years and learnt so many of his workshop leading skills in the awsome Glyndebourne Education Department. He joined the Glyndebourne Chorus in 1999 and sang with the company for many years. He made his solo Glyndebourne debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2001 singing Bartholomew/ The Last Supper (Birtwistle). Other operatic roles include Parpignol/ La Boheme (RAH Raymond Gubbay), Arbace/ Idomeneo, Acis/ Acis and Galatea, Monostatos/ Die Zauberflote. Chorally, Mark has enjoyed singing with The Academy of Ancient Music, Gabrieli Consort and Choir of the Age of enlightenment. As a founder member of European Voices, under Sir Simon Rattle, he sang with the OAE and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin and Salzburg in Les Boreades (Rameaux), Peter Grimes (Britten), and Wonderful Town (Bernstein). Mark is the director of the Big Notes and Little Notes Horsham choirs and is a founder/ director of Little Notes.

Mark Bradbury (Director)
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Christopher Hussey

Christopher Hussey is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, audio producer and educational author. He studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the University of Cambridge, and his original music includes orchestral concert pieces, choral music, jazz scores, theatre music and works for children and amateur musicians. His work has been performed at venues including the Barbican Centre, Purcell Room, St. John’s Smith Square and Wigmore Hall. His choral work Dreamtide was shortlisted by BASCA in the British Composer Awards in 2012, and in 2015, two of his concert pieces for woodwind orchestra were released on the contemporary classical music album, Twisted Skyscape, performed by the Czech Philharmonic Wind Ensemble. As an orchestrator, Christopher has worked on musical theatre scores and orchestral scores for TV, and his work as an arranger includes over 400 sheet music publications and recordings (ranging from choral pop scores to classical piano albums), big band arrangements and a concert suite of the Oscar-winning film score from ‘Atonement’ for its composer Dario Marianelli. Chris was part of the founding team of Build an Opera in 2014 and is the lead composer and co-director for SongBuilders projects.

Christopher Hussey (piano)

Upcoming classes

Venue

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Chichester Children’s Choir Venue

Pallant House is a vibrant gallery and art centre in the heart of Chichester. Room 11 where our children’s choir takes place is a regular concert venue with a lovely Bösendorfer grand piano and benefits from a great acoustic.

Address

Pallant House Gallery,
8-9 North Pallant,
Chichester
PO19 1TJ

Contact Venue

+44 (0)1243 774557 info@pallant.org.uk pallanthouse.org.uk/your-visit/how-to-get-here/

Parking

There are ten Car Parks in and around central Chichester. The nearest car parks are the South Pallant Car Park, East Pallant Car Park and Baffins Lane Car Park.
There is a dropping off bay directly outside the Gallery and some parking available for cars with disability badges in North Street.

Facilities:

– Toilets
– Baby changing facilities
– Ramp and lift access
– On site café

Booking:

All booking is dealt with using our online booking system, but do feel free to get in touch if you have further questions or would like to arrange a taster session. You can book by selecting ‘Book now’, or ‘Book’ within the Upcoming classes section above. The price will be adjusted automatically when joining mid-term so you only pay for future sessions.

What is Little Notes?

Chichester Children's Choir is brought to you by Little Notes. Find out more about the other work we do at the Chichester Festival Theatre with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

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