A project to bring music to the community, begun by the parish of Thornhill near Dewsbury, has resulted in the recording of a new CD and the commissioning of a song for the village.
Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a community choir of adults and children was formed, meeting weekly at St Michael and All Angels Church Thornhill. Teaching has been provided by Musica Kirklees and Performing Arts etc Ltd who also worked with children from Thornhill Junior and Infant School and Overthorpe C of E Academy.
Four songs were written by children at each school, while Sam Dunkley worked with the Thornhill Community Choir to come up with the finale on the CD, a song for Thornhill.
“All these songs were recorded in church on 21st and 22nd of June at two concerts,” says church member, Brian Pearson.
“About 200 children took part in half day rehearsals followed by a concert each day attended by 200 parents- and the Community choir were involved too. The result is the recording and the CD is launched this week.”
For more information you can contact Brian at brianb.pearson [at] ntlworld.com