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Brighter Sound are delighted to announce that Sing City will perform at History in the Making following a special commission by Ancoats Dispensary Trust.

Sing City, our songwriting and vocal group for under 18’s will be performing a new commission at ‘History in the Making’ on Mon 8 Jun 2015 at Hallé St Peter’s.

The event launches ‘Creating Our Future Histories’, an exhibition by Ancoats Dispensary Trust, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.

Sing City were specially commissioned to compose and perform original music to poetry by Poet in Residence, award-winning poet and writer, Andy Hickmott whose poems have been published in Poetry News, Interpreter’s House, The Journal, Orbis and South.

I was thrilled when Sing City offered to set some of my poems to music, and couldn't wait to hear how these talented young musicians would re-imagine them in song. I had the privilege of hearing some of their compositions during rehearsal and I was stunned by the transformation of my poems into contemporary songs. I am sure the finished pieces will be wonderful and give my words a fresh young voice. – Andy Hickmott

Sing City provides opportunities for young vocalists and songwriters aged 13 – 18 to develop vocal skills, share ideas and write new music through (free) weekly sessions led by professional musicians. As well as this special performance for Ancoats Dispensary Trust, Sing City musicians perform at iconic music venue Band on the Wall at the end of every month. Find out more about Sing City here.

Sing City project leader Sara Lowes told us: “All the young people at Sing City are developing into really brilliant songwriters and performers. It's great to see a group of young people meeting at Band on the Wall every week, supporting each others ideas and realising their own creative vision"

As well as performances by Sing City, History in the Making will feature work by students of the Manchester School of Art, music from Manchester Communication Academy, and an exhibition that explores historic, pioneering, spirited and tragic stories of Ancoats.


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Free, drop-in event.

More information about the launch event can be found here.