The BSO’s Schools’ Concerts are back for another year, this time marking 400 years since the sailing of the Pilgrims to the New World in America. These concerts are for primary school children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6, who will join us by celebrating years of music making with an exciting orchestral extravaganza!

Sea, Voyages & Hope will travel to various concert halls around the South West of England, all of which will be presented by award-winning composer, James Redwood. The full BSO will perform an hour-long programme with music based around water, travel and endeavour, including two brand new pieces composed by James to enable schools to join in with the orchestra!

Full concert programme

  • John Williams Theme from Jaws
  • Anna Clyne Night Ferry
  • James Redwood Haul Away (body percussion)
  • Claude Debussy Petit Suite – En Bateau
  • Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, first movement
  • James Redwood Out in the Blue (song)
  • Aaron Copland The Tender Land Suite Finale: The Promise of Living

How to book

The first Space & Exploration concert is at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 19th and 20th May 2020 have sold out. Details of the next concerts will be revealed shortly – watch this space!

Live stream

For those who cannot attend Sea, Voyages & Hope in person, join us via your school’s computer by live-streaming our concert. Please visit the below online survey to register your school:

School Resources

There is a classroom resource for each of the pieces in the concert and these resources provide teachers with many different ideas of how to explore Sea, Voyages & Hope repertoire with their students, including information about the pieces as well as activities based around history, geography and art! The most important bits are the scores for James Redwood’s song ‘Haul Away’ and ‘Out in the Blue’, as these are the pieces that schools will need to learn before the concert so they can join in with the BSO either in the concert hall or via the live-stream! Remember to check out the tutorial videos!

Tutorial Videos and Spotify Playlist

Say hello to composer and presenter, James Redwood.

James has written two very special pieces of music for these concerts. He will be at the concerts to take us on our journey.

Now it’s your turn to learn these two pieces so you can sing-a-long with the Orchestra in the concert!

Haul Away

Learn all three Body Percussion parts!

Learn all the actions and vocals.

Run through the song from start to finish to see how much you’ve learnt!

Out in the Blue

Watch this video below for all the Makaton signs for Out in the Blue.

And now have a go singing and signing all together!

Listen to the music from the concert on Spotify: