Song Story

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.

Song Story takes place in the summer term, involving up to five Somerset SEN schools in a creative, musical, theatrical performance!

Song Story

The project involves a professional composer, musician, actor and singer leading workshops to build a performance piece with children at SEND schools using music by the great composers as inspiration. At the end of the project, the children will perform their musical drama to audiences of their peers and parents/carers.

Song Story is a Finalist Music & Drama Awards

Song Story is a Finalist in the 2020

Music & Drama Awards

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.

Song Story Archive
2023 – The Life & Times of Georges Bizet
2022 – Holst’s The Planets
2021 – Peter & The Wolf Prokofiev
2019 – Hallelujah Handel
2018 – Holst’s The Planets
2017 – Mozart: A Life in Symphony
2016 – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
2015 – Ludwig van Beethoven
2014 – Richard Strauss
2013 – Benjamin Britten