School Network Choir performs as part of the fabulous ‘Wonderstruck’ event!

The Wonderful Network Choir sing in front of Stan

The Wonderful Network Choir sing by Stan the T-Rex.

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November Manchester Museum hosted a weekend of wonderful musical surprises popping up all over the building. Choirs from across Manchester joined forces with artists Daniel Bye, Sarah Punshon and Boff Whalley to create live performance and original songs inspired by the Museum’s collections. The fantastic children who form part of a local schools network choir sang their hearts out on our Fossils gallery by Stan, the T-Rex, culminating with all the choirs coming together for a grand finale in our Living Worlds Gallery.

This was a really special event that created a very exciting atmosphere throughout the museum all weekend. Many people noted how lovely it was to think about the collections in a new light and how it felt really wonderful to see live performance in this fantastic building.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the choirs who helped to create such a special experience for all the museums visitors, and a great big Well Done! to all the children and their families for taking time out of their precious weekends to take part and support this event, thank you.

What a really great weekend of musical surprises,

Hurrah!

Grand Finale in Living Worlds, fantastic!

Grand Finale in Living Worlds, fantastic!

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