Imagine A World . . . (2016)
I would like to say a really big thank you to everyone who took part and supported this event. It was a great success. Funds are still coming in to our Just Giving Page
Following in the footsteps of Simon D'souza's massed musical happenings, this year Mark Bassey and Beccy Perez Rork present Imagine A World ... raising money for the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice in Sussex. The performance will take place on Sunday 5th June in the afternoon at the Brighton Open Air Theatre as part of a one-day BOAT Music Festival.
In 2003 Simon D'souza organised an enormous musical happening called This Beautiful World. It was a large scale community project involving amateur and professional musicians from the Brighton area. The following year 2004 he created another spectacular event entitled 100 Saxophones which helped start a highly successful saxophone workshop run by Simon and Beccy Perez Rork (Saxshop). 10 years on, battling with a brain tumour, Simon helped set up 100 Saxophones Rides Again, along with Beccy and Mark Bassey. Sadly Simon died in May 2014 just days before the performance. Last year Beccy and Mark once again put on this vast ensemble calling it Return of 100 Saxophones.
This year Mark and Beccy are presenting Imagine A World ... along similar lines as before but including other instrumentalists as well. Central to this ensemble will be the 30 strong saxophone group Saxshop plus musicians drawn from various big bands and the local music community. Anyone is welcome to join the throng. The music will be joyful and celebratory - see below.
Suggested dress code for the event is bright and colourful ...
There will be two evening rehearsals, 7.30 - 9.30pm, on May 18th and May 25th at St Richard's Community Centre, Egmont Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7FP (Saxshop's regular rehearsal venue)
No payment is required to take part in the event but participants are invited to make a donation to the Chestnut Tree House via a purpose-built Just Giving Page. Suggest donation £10 (£5 concession), or of course more if you would like to.
Below you will find the sheet music (all the different parts) and computer generated DEMO tracks.
To download the audio files (all mp3's) to your computer try the following