Song Story is a unique project, designed to introduce children to the music of the great composers by engaging them in a live performance, using the composer’s music as inspiration to a dramatic narrative of their own creation.
In 2018, Song Story takes place over May and June, involving five Somerset SEN schools in a theatrical performance of Holst’s The Planets.
The project involves a professional composer and singer taking workshops to build a performance piece with children at Frome schools using music by the great composers as inspiration. At the end of the project, the children will perform their musical drama underscored with music by the highlighted composer.
Launched in 2013 as Jackdaws’ contribution to the national Britten100 celebrations, the Song Story project was a huge success with three local schools taking part (read the report here). Song Story 2014 celebrated 150 years since the birth of German composer Richard Strauss and in 2015 we told the life and times of Beethoven using his own music.