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Orchard School jumps on board with Ahoy project

Published on 08/01/16

Climb the rigging, scrub the decks, batten down the hatches! Orchard School Bristol is getting ready to host Ahoy – an exciting new performance based on King Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose.

Climb the rigging, scrub the decks, batten down the hatches! North Bristol schools including Orchard are getting ready to host Ahoy – an exciting new performance based on King Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose.

With One Voice Partnership (WOVP) – a collaboration between schools in North Bristol  – has joined up with Bristol Plays Music and the Bristol Choral Society to get students from local school to take part in the performance at the Colston Hall.   

The hour-long choral cantata – a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment – has been composed by Alexander L’Estrange and celebrates the tragic and inspiring story of the Mary Rose, which sank 500 years ago.

The boat was raised in 1982 and now acts as a time capsule, providing the public with a unique insight into the Tudor times.  

The performance, taking place on 23rd March at 7pm, includes narration, a jazz quintet, a unison choir, a four part chamber choir, and a two part choir.

Families and the local community are invited to watch the performance at the Colston Hall for £5 per ticket. FAmilies of children on free school meals are eligible for a reduced rate of £3 per ticket. Tickets will be on sale in the near future.

For more information about the performance, visit: ahoymaryrose.com