Jurassic Jury

Friday 27th September   10.30am

Players from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Presenter/narrator: Kate Hawkins
Cornets: Steph Wilkins; Rebecca Cale, 
Tenor Horn: Evan Key    
Euphonium: Grant Jameson

It’s the final of the competition to find the WORLD’S BEST DINOSAUR! An extravaganza of words and music from the brass quartet, as they reveal the four finalists for the judges. Who are the judges? The audience! Hear the evidence, experience the music, and then you decide. Jurassic to see you – to see you – JURASSIC!

Concert for 5- 7 yr olds Jurassic Jury is a 25 minute musical work for 4 brass player and narrator aimed at 5 – 7 year olds.  The concert performance will take the form of a game show where individual dinosaurs put their case to the audience as to why they are the ‘best dino’.  The audience will vote for the winner at the end of the concert, and the appropriate alternate ending will be chosen to reflect the children’s choice.

The performance will be staged so that the players and narrator move around the stage and interact with the audience.  Interactive elements and short songs for the children to join in with will feature in the performance, along with dino noises…

The music is by Helen Woods, libretto by Francesca Kay. The musical work forms the basis of a project being run in schools across Monmouthshire, Swansea, Rhondda Cynon Taff, and Tŷ Cerdd is delighted to be running the Jurassic Jury project in this year’s North Wales International Music Festival.

A classroom dinosaur, literacy, and music project using dinosaurs as a topic, children investigate different ways of describing movement and emotion through music, exploring the relationship between the physical world and music. They then ‘design their own dinosaur’, for which they write a short story and a soundtrack. In constructing these short musical stories, they begin to understand the close relationships between different art forms, and how they complement and enhance each other.

A free resource pack is provided for participating schools containing a ready-to-use classroom composition and literacy project, and activities about dinosaurs compiled by the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.