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Sing Out Loud

Location : Wigmore Hall, London
Start Date : Wed 19/07/2017 12:00
End Date : Wed 19/07/2017 14:00

The Aloud Charity would love you to join us when, for the first time in its history, the Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi appears at the world-renowned Wigmore Hall; spanning centuries and crossing continents to perform a programme of songs of love, lust, life and loss.

The programme at the Wigmore Hall will include a varied repertoire of songs for male voices, including the London premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Sing out Loud – a pair of songs commissioned for OBA. It is an incredible privilege for our boys to perform these works written for them by a composer of such international stature.

• Tim Rhys-Evans conductor
• Jonathan Butterell director
• Caradog Williams piano

Only Boys Aloud, coordinated by The Aloud Charity, uses choral singing as a catalyst to effect positive change amongst teenage boys across Wales.

The Academi comprises 32 of the older Only Boys Aloud boys who show particular musical promise:

on Wednesday, 19 July at 12noon, the Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi will be performing at London's famous Wigmore Hall.

The performance is the result of an intensive residential summer school where the boys are challenged, encouraged and supported to do more and better.

They will be performing:

-Mark-Anthony Turnage (b.1960) - Sing Out Loud (London première of the work, specially written for the Academi by Mark-Anthony Turnage)
-Randall Thompson (1899-1984) The Last Words of David
-Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Vespergesang Op. 121 Adspice Domine
-Lee Hoiby (1926-2011) Last Letter Home
-Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) Saltarelle Op. 74

The Only Boys Aloud programme and the Academi are initiatives of The Aloud Charity. Our mission is to engage each new generation of young people across Wales with the power of choral singing and, through this activity, promote self-belief and self-confidence, encourage aspiration, build skills and develop a sense of community. Established in 2010 by Tim Rhys-Evans, Only Boys Aloud now delivers 14 choirs in some of the most deprived areas across Wales, engaging with around 200 teenage boys every week. There are no fees to join, no audition to pass: through OBA, boys grow in confidence, make new friends, develop new skills and perform on stages large and small across the country.

The Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi is an intensive 8-day summer residency for 16-19 year-old OBA members who show particular musical promise. The Academi gives those in OBA who wish to push themselves a bit further with the chance to do so. We are not just looking for strong musical or performance talent but also enthusiasm and dedication to improving and the ability to prosper in an ensemble setting.

We very much hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting event: tickets are available on the Wigmore Hall website ( or from the Box Office (020 7935 2141).

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