In November 2023, SoundStorm, in partnership with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Longfleet CE Primary School and Poole High School, produced a very special concert of new music, entitled ‘The Poole Voyages’, composed by BSO Associate Neil Valentine working with Paeder Townsend and the young people involved in the concert, which premiered at St James’ Church to a rammed, sold out crowd.
Below is our highlights film of the project. If you were there, this is your opportunity to re-live the process leading up to this very special event, as well as a few concert highlights! If you were unlucky enough to have missed it, here is your chance to find out more about it.
The project was very generously supported by Historic England, Arts Council England, the SoundStorm BCP Music Hub and the Poole Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme (BCP Council), with additional help and assistance given by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Poole Museum Service, Dorset History Centre and Poole Histo