Do you play a traditional musical instrument or sing folk songs???
Well another year has rolled around and we are, once again, getting set to produce the Young Folk
at the Hall event again in January 2005.
This year the Concert in the LSPU Hall will take place on Sunday, January 30th. The
afternoon workshops will be held on Saturday, January 22nd and Saturday,
January 29th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. at Holy Cross Elementary School on St. Clair Avenue (previously Ecole St. Gerard).
The purpose of the workshops will be to give the young musicians an opportunity
to share their talents with other young musicians in an informal setting; to develop musical
relationships among the young musicians; and primarily, to foster the idea that playing music
in a "session" setting is an enjoyable and fulfilling activity. The content of the
Sunday afternoon concert will emanate from these two workshops with the musicians choosing their repertoires and creating arrangements with the help of the facilitators. However, some children may feel
that they only wish to attend the workshops and not perform on the Sunday Concert. This option
is being offered at this year's workshops.
Once again, several of our seasoned members will facilitate these workshops sessions. The workshops
will give the young musicians and singers an opportunity to talk to and play with regular session
players, learn more about their instrument of choice (voice included) and explore the possibility
of musical liaisons with their peers&. and have FUN!!.
The workshops will be free of charge, sponsored by the SJFAC, and any proceeds from the concert
will help produce the Neil Murray Stage at the annual Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival
in August. If you are interested please reply/register by filling out the details below and mail
(or email) it to the return address as soon as possible. If you know of any interested young musical
friends please ask them to get in touch with me. Unfortunately space is limited so please register
phone: (709) 576-4759
P.O. Box 411
St. John's, NL A1C 5J9
Additional contact: email Jean Hewson at firstname.lastname@example.org