Yesterday saw the launch of our community team’s ‘Hidden Histories’ project film.
Working with RPS composer James B. Wilson and Camerata musicians, pupils from Cheshire West and the Wirral have written entirely new music inspired by composers who have previously been overlooked due to their skin colour, ethnicity or gender.
This project has been a great way to embed creative music-making within school whilst also showing the rich diverse tapestry of classical music and that how you look or who you are shouldn’t be a barrier to what you want to do in life.
Find out more about the composers we took inspiration from by clicking on these links:
- Ignatius Sancho
- Florence Price
- Lili and Nadia Boulanger
- George Bridgetower
- Joseph Bologne
- Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
We also spent some time talking with James B. Wilson about his background and how he got into composing. You can find out more in this video here.
Thanks so much to Edsential and Arts Council England for supporting this project. Also a MASSIVE well done to the pupils at St Nicholas Catholic High School and The Whitby High School, we loved working with you!