Seldom does the opportunity arise for the public to perform on the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe – that is, until now. The Globe is calling for ‘all who live, work, and learn in Southwark to perform on stage’ as part of A Concert for Winter, the annual celebration of the London borough that houses the famed playhouse.
The concert, brought to the stage by Globe Education, encourages schools, societies and communities to apply with their contributions of music, movement, or spoken word, as inspired by this year’s theme of ‘Sweet Thames, Run Softly.’ With the concert to take place on 10 December at 1pm, there isn’t much time left to apply – applications close at 5pm on Friday 11 September.
Following this, performers will have the opportunity to receive guidance on catering their performance towards the Globe’s unique stage, which includes an eight-week rehearsal period with Globe Education practitioners.
A Concert for Winter is applauded for its celebration of the past, present and future of Southwark. Michael Doyle, conductor of The Blackfriar’s Nightingales and previous contributor in the concert, says: ‘This is a very special event for our group. It gives a chance for our elders to feel included and respected in the community. I see a sense of achievement in their eyes.’
Participation application forms are available online at: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/southwark/a-concert-for-winter