A night of hair-raising musical adventures featuring internationally renowned percussionist Joby Burgess, Love Music Community Choir and Punkit, an explosive extravaganza with massed youth percussion from Wester Hailes. Love Music inspires and empowers people to be curious, creative and adventurous with music, bringing them together with professional musicians to produce music of exceptional quality. This concert will be like nothing you’ve heard before!
Punkit is written by Stephen Deazley for solo percussionist, 5-piece professional band and 60 young people playing a range of hand-held percussion instruments, scrap metal and punked-up cardboard boxes. Over the past two years Punkit has been performed by hundreds of young people across the UK and Ireland. It’s an educational and musical journey that is part percussion concerto and part giant groove machine, fueled by a little bit of anarchy and a lot of fun. Find out more about the project at www.punkit.lovemusic.org.uk
Love Music Community Choir will perform an electic selection of songs with rebellious and radical histories by composers and bands ranging from Vivaldi to Kraftwerk to The Clash, accompanied by our exceptional band. They will be joined by the Punkiteers for an epic finale!
Stephen Deazley, director | Joby Burgess, percussion | Dave Milligan, keys | Yazz Ahmed, trumpet | Sue McKenzie, sax | Chris Greive, trombone | Tom Lyne, bass | Love Music Community Choir | Punkiteers from Clovenstone and Sighthill Primary Schools
Tickets are available from the Usher Hall, in person, on 0131 228 1155 or online at http://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/love-music-community-choir-punks-re…
Full price: £14, £10, £7. Concessions: £11, £7, £4 (students, senior citizens and disabled people)
Free tickets for under 16s, registered unemployed and a disabled person’s companion.
A booking fee of £1.50 per transaction is applied to all online and phone bookings.
Income from ticket sales will fund the work of Love Music Productions Ltd.
Supported by City of Edinburgh Council | Venue partner Usher Hall
Love Music Community Choir is proud to have Edinburgh’s Lord Provost as its Patron
Punkit is a collaborative project between Love Music, the Arts and Creative Learning Team, City of Edinburgh Council, and Clovenstone and Sighthill Primary Schools. It is funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.