Building on the success of Apollo5’s appearance at this year’s Petworth Festival, Just Brilliant Events has invited the group back to Petworth on Saturday, February 7, for a Come and Sing workshop day, followed by an informal concert for family and friends.
The event is aimed at singers of all abilities who would like to spend a day singing for fun with one of the country’s leading vocal ensembles.
Apollo5 is part of the charitable foundation Voces Cantabiles Music based at the Gresham Centre in the City of London. The foundation’s innovative education programme aims to inspire people through music, and their engaging repertoire ranges from retro jazz, pop and classicalarrangements to seasonal a cappella.
The group’s performing venues in London have included the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-theFields, the Café de Paris, the Houses of Parliament, and King’s Place. They regularly perform internationally and have broadcast live on Resonance FM and BBC Radio2.
Stewart Collins, artistic director of the Petworth Festival, said: “I couldn’t be happier hearing that Apollo5 are due back in Petworth. Their 2014 Festival appearance was a highlight amongst highlights, and without any question they have the key to guaranteeing that music making is a huge pleasure for audiences and participants alike!’
All proceeds from the day will be split between Prostate Cancer UK and West Sussex Music. “Prostate Cancer UK is doing some brilliant work to raise awareness about early diagnosis of this disease which affects more men per year in the UK than any other cancer. West Sussex Music is a local charity, based in Petworth, that works to make music accessible, enjoyable and rewarding for all within a supportive and encouraging environment.”
The cost per singer to take part in the day is £10. Tickets for the concert at the end of the day will cost £5 for adults, with free admission for children under 13 years if accompanied by an adult.
See www.apollo5.co.uk . For more information contact Jill on 01403 700824 or 07971 561490.