The March of the Women
The women of West Wiltshire Singers have been invited to take part in a production soon to take place at the Town Hall:
"Based on a true story, “May” has a unique take on the fight for women’s rights as a wheelchair using Suffragette. May Billinghurst’s story of love, loss and hope will change the way you see the early 20th Century and maybe the present too."
We have been asked to record a version of the song "The March of the Women", the official anthem of the suffrage movement.
The recording will take place in the evening on Thursday 1st November. They would also like, if possible, to have a small choir sing the song during the actual performance on Thursday 8th November.
They wish to have this song played/performed during a poignant scene where May Billinghurst is in prison, and she hears some suffragettes singing the song, and it steals her to carry on.
So, here are the details:
the music is in a 3-part harmony, and the sheet music and sing-a-long parts can be found below (you can also download them to your computer/tablet/mobile phone here)
you will need to listen to and learn your part in your own time over the next few days. The music is not hard at all and is short and repetitive.
you need to be free on Thursday 1st November, to come to the town hall for 6pm: we will rehearse then record. We should be done by 7.30pm at the very latest (but unlikely it will take this long at all!!)
I would also like to know if you're free to take part in the actual performance on November 8th. If we don't have enough for this they will just use the recording.
CONCERT HELPERS NEEDED
Michelle needs help to get everything ready on concert day. Jobs that need to be done:
Set up, from 12.40pm: moving staging, putting up the gazebo, sticking up posters, signs, and balloons, putting up bunting
Clear up: pack away all equipment into Michelle's car, pick up any litter, clear away signage and balloons, put away staging, take down bunting and gazebo
Let Michelle know at a rehearsal or send her an email stating whether you would like to help before, during or after: firstname.lastname@example.org