Involvement in the city and community of Wolverhampton has been an important feature of choir work since 2004. In partnership with the Wolverhampton Music School and Local Authority the music department of St Peter's Church has put on concerts in various city venues involving children and adults alongside our choir members. Noye's Fludde, John Rutter's Requiem, local cantatas and Petrus (written for St Peter's Millennium) have all been put on very successfully and enabled hundreds of schoolchildren and adults to benefit from our music.
Involvement in the Government's SingUp initiative, and the Outreach scheme run by the Choir Schools Association enabled us to appoint a Director of Outreach to spend two days a week in primary schools around the city. Choristers (both boys and girls) went out on several visits into schools to help to teach the children their music and act as musical role models. The schools came together for an outreach concert in church once a term along with the church choirs.
The new outreach programme continues that theme and will operate in conjunction with the Music Hub for the city and its partners, such as Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra. The next production will include Richard Rodney Bennett's All the King's Men.