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Vocalise! Songs and Stories

Thu 8 June, 16:00
£0 - £10

At this special concert conducted by David Hill, The Bach Choir will be joined by over 100 children from their Vocalise! community engagement programme to celebrate another year. It promises to be an eclectic musical adventure guaranteed to raise a smile, featuring Spike Milligan’s Sixteen Silly Songs and Ian Assersohn’s The Pied Piper of Hamlin.

At this special concert conducted by David Hill, over 100 children will join The Bach Choir and instrumentalists from the Royal Academy of Music for an adventure featuring songs old and new.

First, we’ll stop off to sample the eccentric delights of Spike Milligan’s Sixteen Silly Songs such as The Land of the Bumbly Boo (where you can buy lemon pie at the Zoo) before delving into the world of Ian Assersohn’s tremendous telling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin – just watch out for rats on the journey! Finally, we will explore a collection of British folk songs from John Rutter’s A Sprig of Thyme.



Selected songs from Sixteen Silly Songs for Kids – with words by Spike Milligan and music by Mervyn Dale
The Pied Piper of Hamelin – with words and music by Ian Assersohn
Selected songs from A Sprig of Thyme – John Rutter
David Hill


Piano – Mark Austin
Instrumentalists – Royal Academy of Music Students
Schools – Ark Brunel Primary Academy, King Solomon Academy and Wilberforce Primary School
Workshop Facilitator – Rose Martin
Chorus – The Bach Choir

Dates: Thursday 8 June

Start Time: 16.00

Doors: 15.30

Length: approx. 1 hour

Tickets: £10

Venue: Grand Junction is a venue for the community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church.

Closest Stations: Royal Oak (Circle and Hammersmith & City line) 0.64km, Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line) 0.64km, and Paddington Station (National Rail services and Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City line) 1.4km