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A song for cirencester

The Barn Theatre is teaming up with Cirencester Town Council at this year’s Advent Festival on December 2nd.

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free singing workshops

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Our incredible musicians are writing a brand new song and then teaching it to the community through free singing workshops in businesses, schools and community groups. Learn it yourself here!

A Song for Cirencester will premier at the Advent Festival (light switch on!) on Dec 2nd.

"Cirencester Town Council are delighted to be involved in ‘A Song for Cirencester’.

A wonderful initiative, bringing the town together to celebrate Christmas through the medium of song whilst spreading awareness for such a worthy and poignant cause, particularly at this time of year. The Councillors and team at the Town Council are looking forward to the singing workshop and working with the Barn Theatre on such an exciting project." - Nigel Robbins, Mayor of Cirencester

feature in the charity single!

A charity single will be released featuring all of our workshop singers, with every single penny raised going to mental health charities.

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Get involved!

Does A Song For Cirencester sound like your thing? Groups can book a free singing workshop, while individuals will recieve a song learning pack and the opportunity to submit a singing clip for the music video. Fill in the form on the left, and we will get back to you with all the details - or download the Learn The Chorus pack on the right.

Are you a business, school or organisation?

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Want to submit a singing clip?

 
 
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group workshops

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Have fun with everyone involved in your organisation.

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Promote health and wellbeing by singing together – studies show that singing together benefits mental health.

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Give back to the community.

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Join in - be included in the professional films documenting the production. 

Get involved

  • Get any number of members of your organisation together for a free workshop.

  • Book a time that suits you – just let us know when you want us to come along.

  • Your workshop will be delivered by professionals from the Barn Theatre: Musical Director, Alex Kraus-Williams; and Artistic Director, Iwan Lewis.

  • Your performance will be recorded and filmed - a chance to be included in the new charity single and music video, A Song for Cirencester.

Book your free one-hour group workshop now!

Fill in the form above, or contact us directly using the emails below.

Our musical team can teach workshops for adults and young people alike.

Our musical team can teach workshops for adults and young people alike.

 

KEY DATES

Cirencester Christmas Spectacular

  • Wednesday 6th December, 7pm

  • Join over 500 people for the premier of A Song for Cirencester at The Cirencester Christmas Spectacular

  • At the Parish Church St John The Baptist, Market Place, Cirencester, GL7 2NX

  • Book a seat for the premier showing – a wonderfully uplifting evening of Christmas entertainment for all ages.

  • Tickets from £5, click here to buy

Cirencester Advent Festival

  • Saturday 2nd December, 6pm
  • Join thousands of people at The Sparkles Advent Festival 

  • on Saturday 2nd December, 6pm onwards 

  • in Cirencester Market Place 

  • to sing A Song for Cirencester 

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The Team

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Iwan Lewis

Artistic Director and Workshop Leader

Iwan is the Artistic Director of the Barn Theatre. Having had a successful career as an actor, Iwan has dedicated himself to launching the Barn Theatre as a professional producing theatre. His acting career includes playing Emmett in Legally Blonde national UK tour and Bahorel in the Les Miserables feature film.

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Alex Kraus-Williams

Musical Director, Composer and Workshop Leader

Before joining the Barn Theatre in September, Alex has been Musical Director for many professional shows, including BBC’s Any Dream Will Do UK Tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 

We have commissioned a new, original song called A Song for Cirencester. Now we’re teaching it to the community with free singing workshops. All money raised will go towards two mental health charities, involving as many people as possible and really making a difference. Above: writing session with Alex Kraus-Williams and songwriter Rosie Blackaller.

We have commissioned a new, original song called A Song for Cirencester. Now we’re teaching it to the community with free singing workshops. All money raised will go towards two mental health charities, involving as many people as possible and really making a difference. Above: writing session with Alex Kraus-Williams and songwriter Rosie Blackaller.

 

about us

Barn Theatre

Enriching lives with professional theatre in Cirencester

The Barn Theatre will open as a new professional theatre for Cirencester in March 2018. It is a state-of-the-art, 200-seat venue.

To theatre-lovers of all ages and all backgrounds, the theatre will be the place to share top-class regional theatre and performing arts education. Fusing high-pro level talent with new blood, state-of-the-art technology, and the buzzing bar and restaurant.

 

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Cirencester Town Council

Cirencester Town Council has an honoured position in serving the people of Cirencester; a population of approximately 20,000. The Council is proactive in providing local services and encourages participatory involvement from the community.

Cirencester has a wonderful history and accordingly the Town Council, whilst seeking to recognise and protect the town's heritage, is also making every effort to enable the townspeople to enjoy a quality of life compatible with the 21st Century.

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