Music premiere set for Chipping Norton

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Music premiere set for Chipping Norton

A brand new bi-lingual musical piece created by West Oxfordshire school children working in collaboration with contemporaries from Breteuil in Normandy, has its first public performance on Monday 20th August in Chipping Norton.

The performance will be the culmination of a three week summer holiday "entente cordial" project co-ordinated by Chipping Norton School. It is part-funded through the West Oxfordshire Network LEADER+ Programme, which can pay up to half the cost of innovative community-led projects that meet local needs.

In this instance the money has gone to help pay for two digital art studios which is being used by the 40 plus 15-18 year-old students to create the bi-lingual production.

It will feature music edited and re-mixed on computer as well as live performances. The focus is on the evolution of capitalism and how people from different backgrounds can work together.

The venue for the performance, which will be in Dolby "Surround Sound", is outdoors in the school grounds starting at 8pm. Entrance is on a first come, first served basis, and is completely free.

Following on from the concert, the students will complete the TE: AM* project with a visit to fringe events at the Edinburgh Festival. Prior to their time in Chipping Norton, a week was spent in Breteuil-Sur-Iton focusing on circus performance and three days on a cultural visit to Brussels.

Posted : 15/08/2007 14:18:44

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