Ahoy there school singers!

January 28 2016
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Ahoy there school singers!

CLIMB the rigging, scrub the decks and batten down the batches!

Nine north Bristol schools have come together to perform an exciting new choral production by Alexander L’Estrange, called “Ahoy”.

The production celebrates the tragic but inspiring story of King Henry VIII’s magnificent warship, The Mary Rose, which sank over 500 years ago.

The boat was raised from the sea in 1982 and now acts as a time capsule, providing the public with a unique insight into Tudor times.

Schools taking part include Sefton Park Primary, St Teresa’s Primary, Horfield C of E Primary, Orchard, Filton Avenue Primary, Upper Horfield Primary, Fonthill Primary, Stoke Park Primary and St Bernard’s Catholic Primary School.

The collaboration has been organised by With One Voice Partnership, Bristol Plays Music and the Bristol Choral Society. With One Voice Spokesperson, Helen Howard said: “It has been highly rewarding to bring together all these different groups. Rehearsals are now under way and we are expecting a wonderful showcase at the prestigious Colston Hall.”

The performance takes place on March 23 at 7.00pm. There will be narration, a jazz quintet, a unison choir, a fourpart chamber choir and a twopart choir. A standard ticket costs £5.

Reduced price tickets costing £3 are available for families on free school meals.

Visit http://ahoymaryrose.com for more information.