The British School of Chicago is thrilled to announce that we are bringing together our finest young musicians and singers in our first ever Global Orchestra performing in New York this summer!
Whether you have the voice of an angel or play like a concert pianist, we invite students of all ages to showcase their talents and audition for our ensemble. Our Global Orchestra will consist of a choir, soloists and instrumental ensembles which will join together in New York this June for an exclusive week-long residential program culminating in a public performance to celebrate their musical accomplishements. Students will participate in inspiring workshops and practice sessions guided by experts, watch performances by elite artists and be immersed in the city's arts culture to nurture their talent. Students will also develop their creativity, confidence and collaboration skills as they work with and learn from each other.
Auditions for both primary and secondary students will take place in our 35 schools around the world in March. The top performers from each school will be invited to share a recorded audition with a global judging panel who will select three young musicians and singers from each school to join our 93-student international ensemble. This exciting opportunity is being funded by Nord Anglia Education as part of their commitment to helping students develop the skills and talents to achieve their ambitions.
"The music department is thrilled to have this opportunity for our advanced performers and we're looking forward to hearing students audition," says Rachel White-Hunt, music director. "I myself played as part of a youth orchestra and the experience is very special. The three BSC students who make the final cut will not only have the experience of a lifetime and meet fellow arts students from around the world, but also be musical ambassadors for our schools."
If you're interested in finding out more about how your child can take part in the Global Orchestra, contact your school's music department today!