It's been a busy week at Starling HQ, so we thought we'd provide you with a quick round up of all the action.
- Rehearsals for Beauty & the Beast get underway next week, so both Anna and Emily are busy preparing for the show. This is their third summer school and they're expecting even more fun than ever. The girls plan, produce, design and make nearly everything themselves (with a little help from the Chagford community), so their time in Devon is always action-packed!
Anna has de-camped to Chagford to begin preparations on the set, costumes and props, and will begin rehearsing some of the principal singers while Emily is planning and preparing the summer school's activities, whilst polishing the dance numbers ready to teach the nearly 40-strong cast!
Meanwhile Amanda, a member of Starling's singing group Forte, who is kindly giving up her holiday to be wardrobe mistress on the production, is fashioning teapots, Beastly wigs and candle headdresses ahead of her arrival in Devon. We can't wait to see her wonderful and ambitious costumes come to life!
- We now have a video from our recent concert Summersault available on our YouTube channel. You can check out I Sing the Body Electric, performed by all three choirs, below. Special thanks goes to Chris Cook, Peter Shields and Pete Walter for recording the sound and video, and Pete for editing them for us. More videos will go online in the near future, so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest videos!
- Meanwhile, the girls are busily cooking up plans for the next chapter of the Starling adventures - watch this space for news of some exciting events, workshops and opportunities later on this year!