Harmony North in groundbreaking music project
Harmony North was launched in August 2015 and is made up of six schools in the North Belfast area, three of which are controlled schools including Belfast Model School for Girls, Belfast Boys’ Model School and Cedar Lodge.
Other schools represented in this ground breaking music project are Hazelwood Integrated College, Blessed Trinity College and Mercy College.
School Support Officer Tracey Woods recently attended a performance by the cross community choir Harmony North who teamed up with the Ulster Orchestra, Codetta, Codetta Junior and Ulster University Choirs for a performance of AntiClockwise at the Ulster Hall.
Anticlockwise is produced by the creative production company Dumbworld. The innovative performance was characteristic of the multidisciplinary projects produced by Dumbworld which include film opera, documentary, animation and theatre.
The choir offers young people the scope to engage with high quality music and to celebrate the diversity and energy of their shared community and to showcase their talent for a wider audience both locally, nationally and internationally.
Under the direction of renowned choral director Donal Doherty the choir has performed at a number of illustrious venues which include the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC and the City of Derry International Choral Festival.
Tracey Woods School Support Officer Controlled Schools’ Support Council commented: “I was inspired by the positive messages contained in the performance which addressed issues such as positive mental health and referenced politics, human rights and social media. I look forward to hearing more from this choir.”