Fanfare for the Thurrock teenagers at Opera House

Royal Opera House hosts two free workshop sessions for 11-16 year olds on Saturday 14 January as part of its Fanfare competition, at High House Production Park, Purfleet

A fanfare is a short attention-grabbing piece of music and the Royal Opera House needs young people aged between 11-16 to try out new ideas, create a fantastic fanfare and enter into the annual Fanfare competition.

The winners of the competition will work with a professional composer on their ideas so that it can be played and recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra. The recording will then be played to thousands of people before and during the intervals at every performance at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden so that the audience know it is time to take their seats.

Two free workshops are taking place in the West Barn at the High House Production Park, Purfleet between 11am – 1pm and 2pm-4pm on Saturday 14 January to for young people develop ideas. No previous experience of playing or creating music is necessary – just ideas. Composer Duncan Campbell is leading the workshops, giving expert advice and helping the budding young composers create original and exciting fanfares.

Spaces are limited so sign up now by emailing fanfare@roh.org.uk with your name, age and phone number.

The deadline to register for a place on the workshops is Friday 6 January.

For more information about the Fanfare competition, visit www.roh.org.uk/fanfare.

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