Overview & description
Between 1856 and 1900 thousands of local Sunday School children would come together in The Piece Hall over Whitsuntide for The Big Sing. It's been recorded that up to 34,000 would pack the vast courtyard for this popular event and celebration of song.
On 25 May The Piece Hall Trust in partnership with Calderdale Music Trust and Music Director Sam Dunkley from Performing Arts etc. will recreate this magnificent tradition once again. The project will bring 1,000 children from over 20 Calderdale primary schools together to perform a selection of songs, a number of which have been specially comissioned and written by the schools involved. This inaugral event will mark the extraordinary heritage of The Piece Hall, bringing it to life for the participants and audience in what we hope will become an annual tradition.
Come along and witness history being recreated as we celebrate the past, present and future of The Piece Hall and the local community.
Schools include: Bolton Brow Academy, Barkisland Primary, Scout Road Academy, Old Town Primary, Calder Primary, Holy Trinity Primary, Bowling Green Primary, Salterhebble J & I School, Copley Primary, St Joseph's Todmorden, Woodbank, Savile Park, Cross Lane, St Joseph's Halifax, Lee Mount, Burnley Road, Moorside Community Primary School, Beech Hill, Ling Bob and St Andrews Junior, New Road Primary and Saint Chads Primary.
This programme has been supported by: The Community Foundation for Calderdale, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and The Ernest Cook Trust.
|Tickets||£5 per person/ £18 per family (4 persons) / FREE for Under 2s|