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Loud Leeds Mass Music Event

Published: 31st March 2011 19:14

 The biggest ever mass participation event of its kind is set to strike a chord with music lovers in Leeds next month.

Celebrating the city's music makers Loud Leeds hopes to see close to a thousand musicians and singers, of all ages and abilities, pack the Town Hall for a huge jam session on Saturday 2 April from 12.30pm - 5.30pm.

Participants can play anything from a harmonica to a double-bass and beginners as well as seasoned musician and vocalist are welcome to perform classics by Curtis Mayfield and the Beach Boys.

Plus to accompany the jamboree Leeds Music Centres are offering a massive music lesson giveaway - as anyone taking part can get two music lessons free of charge at their music centres.

Frances Bernstein, music co-ordinator for Educations Leeds, said:
"As long as you bring your own instrument and can play it - or just want to come and sing - Loud Leeds wants you.

"It will be hands on fun from a mass warm-up at the beginning, to a huge finale performance at the end.

"Playing and singing stunning music in the Town Hall with hundreds of other people led by top professionals will be a truly memorable experience and not to be missed."

A mixture of favourites will be performed like Elgar's Land Of Hope and Glory and Beethoven's Ode to Joy as well as Curtis Mayfield's Move On Up and Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys.

The sheet music for each piece will be available to download soon, with versions for both advanced and learners so there is a chance to practice before the big day.

Loud Leeds is being hosted by Leeds Music Centres part of ArtForms run by Education Leeds and Leeds City Council and Opera North.

Children under 12-years-old must have a parent or carer with them who are also welcome to join in the fun. Book places now at www.loudleeds.co.uk or call 0113 2304074.


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