August 2014, Scotland: Summer camp
9-16 August 2014, Scotland.
The making of a musical “Jonah and the whale” – film –
With Stephanie James, Ruth Bonuccelli, James Bush, David Bach
May 2014, Switzerland: String and recorder workshop
8-11 May 2014, Bioley-Magnoux/Switzerland.
String and recorder workshop. Teacher: Yu-Wei Hu.
With Ruth Bonuccelli, Miriam Schild.
July 2013, Switzerland: Summercamp
«Le chantier de ma vie!»
With Stephanie James, Ruth Bonuccelli, Gaëtan Da Cruz, Flurin Maron.
July 2013, Kent: Summer Event in the countryside
On the invitation of Christchurch in Southborough (Kent) the Jonas Foundation Music Project spent a day in the countryside celebrating the beginning of summer by participating at a special choral event together with the choir of Southborough Primary School. Both choirs performed songs about the theme “summer”, and the concert reached its climax when both choir were joined together to sing the four part canon “summer is icumen in”. The barbecue in the vicar’s garden after the concert was very well received by everyone! (Photos to follow)
April 2013, Switzerland: Easter Workshop
Teachers: Sue Klein – Felix Buser –
With Stephanie James, Ruth Bonuccelli.
August 2012, Switzerland: Musical camp
«La Création» – a musical tapestry and reflexion. With dance and music. Children and young people from: Caucasus, London, Berlin, Geneva, Paris-StDenis, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Concerts: St.Moritz-Village (choral open air), Sils-Maria (choral open air), St.Moritz-Randolins (dance and musical performance).
April 2012 – Ardoch Centre, Ardoch, Loch Lomond: Choral Easter Worksho
Eighteen choristers from London enjoyed a wonderful Choral Easter Workshop in the beautiful surroundings of Loch Lomond.
Singing and hiking kept the participants busy and happy.
Towards the end of the week, the choir gave a concert. Local farmers and residents of Loch Lomond listenend with great pleasure to the young people who have been singing with all their hearts.
A contribution has been offered to a local project.
It has been a great week!
October-December 2011: Sensations of Sound
A cooperation with Action Dog and the National Deaf Children’s Society.
«Music making is not just about hearing alone. It includes touch, tempo, movement, expressive sign language, drawings, words and so on. It means that those who are without good hearing can have access to these elements and enjoy performing without sensory boundaries.
Christmas at Covent Garden
For three months we were to prepare a piece to perform at Covent Garden with the theme of Christmas in the piazza. Organised by Action Dog, we would spend the following weeks working alongside children with hearing impairment, composing, designing and drawing up our vision of what Christmas in Covent Garden would mean. Finally the day arrived.
It was a cold winter afternoon. We arrived and rehearsed for our performance.
… This was it. After three months of working on it we performed it.
… The melody, the sound, was expressed by one of the workers of Action Dog with the flow of her hands so that everyone could hear the music, see the music, feel it, even those who otherwise would have been unable to do so.
… I can only imagine what it must have been like for these children to have been able to compose. They managed to compose a whole piece and perform it, despite having difficulties hearing. Many probably won’t be able to believe it, they might even be confused as to how, but they did it.» / Rocio Bruna (17 yrs)
Looking further back to our Camps, Musicals and trips. Wonderful events took place. Camps, trips, tours, …:
2011: Musical and Trekking Camp, Switzerland
«Crossroads», a musical. «On the move» or trekking camp.
From the Swiss Alps to Lake Léman.
Concerts: Krattigen, Gstaad, StLégier, Bioley-Magnoux.
Children from Europe and the Caucasus.
2010: Music Camp, Switzerland
Music Camp in Bioley-Magnoux and Simplon Hospiz. Children from London and Europe.
2009: Musical Camp, Switzerland
«Aline, ou la princesse qui s’envola», a musical, Bioley-Magnoux. Children from Europe and the Caucasus.
2008: Music Camps, Switzerland
«Mon chemin de vie» at Simplon Hospiz, Valais (2008) Children from London and Geneva.
Music Camp in Basel, Switzerland: concert at StPeter’s Church.
2007: Musical tapestry and dance, Switzerland
«Dialogue», a musical tapestry and dance, with children from London, the Caucasus and Europe. In Aeschiried and Simplon Hospiz.
2006: Music Camp, Switzerland
Music Camp in Basle, Switzerland: Concert at St.Peter’s Church.
Choral tour to Geneva: Singing at Cathédrale StPierre and at the United Nations: First Session of the Human Right’s Commission.
2005: Musical Camp, Switzerland
«Joseph and his brothers», a musical – Children suffering from hearing impairment, from Montenegro and children from Switzerland and England (Aeschiried)
2004: musical Camp, Switzerland
«Jericho or a story of walls», musical, with children from London, in Aeschiried.
2002: Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
«William Tell, a musical», Edinburgh Fringe Festival with children from England and Switzerland.
2001: Film production, Finland
«Under the Surface», film (Peter Rayner), in Finland. With inner city children from London.
2000: Musical Camp, Switzerland
«Joseph and his brothers», a musical, with children from England and Bosnia-Herzegovina (Gorazde and Zenica). In Bioley-Magnoux and Hospice du Grand-StBernard.
1999: Musical Camp, Switzerland
«Jonas», a musical, in Bioley-Magnoux (La Sarraz, StPrex, Gryon).
1998: Musical, Stockholm
The Swiss Church Music School at the Vatten Festival, Stockholm.
«Noah Two», a musical. With the support of the French Protestant Church in Stockholm (Pasteur J.L.Martin).
1997: Project week, Frankfurt, Germany
A project week «Noah One», in Frankfurt-Friedrichsdorf, Germany