13 June 2024

Make Music Day at The Mitchell Friday 21 June

A large group of musicians and singers in colourful clothes performing energetically to an audience in a library

Head along to The Mitchell Library on Friday 21 June to enjoy a range of free live musical performances to celebrate Make Music Day.

Performances start at 10am and will be staged on the ground floor throughout the day until 4pm. Given the open-plan nature of the ground floor, tickets are not required, but space might be limited at certain times.

The Solace Choir will begin proceedings at 10am. The Solace Choir are a group of adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence. In relaxed, weekly sessions, the choir works in collaboration with Music Broth giving members the opportunity to meet other survivors and develop their musicianship, singing, voice work and creativity together.

Next, from 11am we welcome students from Glasgow schools showcasing the fabulous work being done with pupils in the city. Hyndland Secondary will be treating us to performances from their Woodwind Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble and Recorder Consort. Shawlands Academy will treat us to a performance from their String Quartet.

The 1pm lunchtime performance will come from the Sitare Singing Group. Glasgow Sitare is a community singing group for those who identify as South Asian. The main aim of the group is to bring this community together to explore their identities through singing.

From 2pm students in S1 and then S4 from the Glasgow Gaelic School will perform traditional Gaelic songs for us.

Then, to send us off in style at 3pm, the Tinderbox Orchestra (pictured) bring together rappers and singers with heavy brass, strings, woodwind and a thundering backline. Tinderbox have transformed preconceptions of what an orchestra can be. They are touring their 5-star show and 20-piece band to libraries across the UK and Ireland to spread the We Make Music Instrument Libraries initiative - a national campaign to get musical instruments into public libraries, so people can borrow them for free, just like taking out a book.