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1 Brent Makes Music 2007 Wembley Arena, Wednesday 11 th July

2 Welcome We are delighted to welcome you to Brent Makes Music 2007 Performances from 1,300 of Brent’s talented young musicians World Premiere of ‘Conjure Tales’ Brent Young Musician of the Year 2007, Savitri Grier Music for all tastes A night to remember in this world famous venue

3 Your Compere Trevor Laird will be your compere and narrator for ‘Conjure Tales’ for this evening’s performance Trevor has just been seen in Dr Who playing Martha's father Clive His film work includes Quadrophenia, Babylon, Long Good Friday, Secrets and Lies, Love Honour and Obey His TV work includes The Lenny Henry Show, Undercover Heart, Casualty, William and Mary and The Last Detective

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5 Performing Tonight For your entertainment tonight we are delighted to present... The Brent Youth Orchestra The Brent Percussion Band The Brent Youth Choir

6 Performing Tonight For your entertainment tonight we are delighted to present... Children from the Brent Music Service Recorder Programme Alperton Community School Steel Band Brent Music Service Junior Ensembles

7 Performing Tonight For your entertainment tonight we are delighted to present... The Brent Young Musician of the Year 2007 – Violinist, Savitri Grier A Chamber Orchestra from Brent Music Service Staff Members The Brent Music Service Stage Band The Brent Youth Choir

8 Performing Tonight For your entertainment tonight we are delighted to present... Cornet Players from Regent Brass and The Broseley Brass Band Massed Choir of 1,300 children from 32 schools for ‘Conjure Tales’ Vocal Soloist for ‘Conjure Tales’ – Natasha O’Donnell

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10 What Will You Hear? There’s something for every taste … In the Stone – made famous by Earth, Wind and Fire EBGB’s – an original piece for recorders Dancing Queen – a hit for ABBA Violin Concerto in E Major – Challenging solo work by J S Bach Lambada – The hit dance single brought to the charts by Kaoma

11 What Will You Hear? There’s something for every taste … Grand March from Aida – A classic, uplifting march from Verdi’s opera You Are So Beautiful/Wind Beneath My Wings –two lovely ballads in one Movin’ On – A hit for gospel singer Kirk Franklin A Disney Medley – favourite themes from your favourite Disney films

12 What Will You Hear? The second half brings you ‘Conjure Tales’ A special commission by Brent Music Service Inspired by the bicentenary of the Act to abolish the British slave trade Story written by June Hamilton (Local writer, poet and Teacher) Music composed by Eric Angus (Deputy Head of Brent Music Service)

13 What Will You Hear? The second half brings you ‘Conjure Tales’ Performed by the massed choir of 1,300 children from 32 schools With soloist, Natasha O’Donnell Narrated by Trevor Laird Accompanied by the Brent Music Service Stage Band

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15 Conjure Tales The background to ‘Conjure Tales’ It is an adaptation of a short story, “Sister Becky’s Child”, by the black American author Charles Chesnutt (1858 – 1938). The original was first published as part of a collection of short stories called “Conjure Tales” in It deals with human beings in slavery dreaming of freedom. The “conjure woman” is the local witch doctor, who is able to cast spells to help people, including, in this story, turning the baby into a bird so that it can fly to his mother and sing to her.

16 Conjure Tales The background to ‘Conjure Tales’ The performance you will experience tonight has been written by June Hamilton, an esteemed writer and poet The music has been composed by Eric Angus, Deputy Head of Brent Music Service and a renowned writer for Theatre, Film and Radio The music is inspired by spiritual and gospel styles with a more modern, popular edge The seven songs that make up the piece are linked by narration which will be provided by this evening’s compere, Trevor Laird

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18 Writer of ‘Conjure Tales’ June Hamilton A prize-winning writer of poems, stories and songs. A graduate of Goldsmiths College, London University

19 Writer of ‘Conjure Tales’ June Hamilton Has had articles published in educational publications and is currently working on her first novel. June is also an experienced and talented teacher of English, currently heads the learning support department in a London high school

20 Composer of ‘Conjure Tales’ Eric Angus Eric has been teaching in Brent for 27 years, and as Deputy Head of Brent Music Service for 5 years He has composed music and words for various theatrical productions and renowned theatre companies

21 Composer of ‘Conjure Tales’ Eric Angus Through his music he has worked with a wide variety of notable actors and singers, including Sir Alan Aykbourn, Bryn Terfel, Dame Felicity Lott, Julia McKenzie and Olivier Award winner Janie Dee, to name but a few.

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23 Brent Music Service Music for today and tomorrow … Want To Learn A Musical Instrument? Brent Music Service makes learning a musical instrument easy to arrange and fun. Our team of fully qualified tutors visit most Brent schools each week and you can arrange lessons directly with the school Out of School Centres offer individual instrumental and vocal lessons and are the home of our ensembles and junior choir. Either contact your school or call Brent Music Service for further details - Telephone

24 Brent Music Service Music for today and tomorrow … Out of School Centres and Activities Our out of school centres are located throughout the London borough of Brent. They offer tuition for voice and a wide range of instruments, including piano, vocal, brass, woodwind, strings, percussion, indian instruments and guitar Senior ensembles, junior ensembles, junior choir and drum ensembles are also available through the centres. The benefits of ensemble playing help to expand players’ musical knowledge and develop teamwork and friendships

25 Brent Music Service Music for today and tomorrow … Brent Music Service Brent Music Service has been providing instrumental and vocal music tuition in and out of schools for the borough for the last 13 years, offering musical education to over 70,000 students during this time. Tonight’s performances by 1,300 of Brent’s young musicians is true evidence of the way in which so many people can benefit from the service.

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27 Brent Makes Music Web Enjoy tonight again and again by visiting Download photographs taken of tonight’s performance Read about the show, the pieces performed and the people who made this a night to remember All available at in just a few days

28 Brent Makes Music Web Enjoy tonight again and again by visiting Download video extracts of the show for your friends and family to see Download a copy of this evening’s Souvenir Programme Download Press Releases about Brent Makes Music 2007 All available at in just a few days

29 Brent Makes Music Web The Performance is Tonight The Memories are Forever

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31 Our New Look Brent Music Service We are proud to be using Brent Makes Music 2007 to launch the new look of Brent Music Service

32 Our New Look The New Look for Brent Music Service A fresh new logo to give Brent Music Service a clear identity throughout the London borough of Brent Great new performance uniforms for all Brent Music Service ensembles A new website to be launched shortly – look out for the announcements coming soon Online information for Pupils, Teachers, Friends and Family about the services and events available through the work of Brent Music Service. Brent Music Service - A New Look - A New Era


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