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Bransby Big Sing

13th May 2021

We are delighted to announce a live performance will be taking place at Bransby Horses on Sunday 11th July at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Experience the Lincolnshire Vocal Academy and members of the Bransby Big Sing Choir performing a variety of songs in their half-hour set accompanied by ukulele, finishing with a special live performance of You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen. Visitors will be able to watch from around the Visitor Centre Yard and picnic area. Social distancing measures will be in place and we kindly ask that all visitors wear face masks when in the Visitor Centre.

 

Find out more about our Bransby Big Sing Project

Vocal enthusiasts from Bransby Horses have teamed up with Lincolnshire Vocal Academy (LVA) and pupils from Partney Church of England Primary School on the Bransby Big Sing Project during Lockdown 3.0.

Recording the song involved 20 performers, voluntary producers, one amazing video and a lot of hard work, dedication and love; we are hopeful it will speak to many people, whilst aiming to raise awareness of our rescue and welfare work.

It was just another lockdown evening in February 2021 when a group of vocalists met with some volunteers from Bransby Horses on Zoom to begin a project that would result in a powerful and emotive performance.

Tara Stafford-Allen, External Welfare Officer at Bransby Horses and Musical Director at LVA led the Bransby Big Sing Project, arranged the collaboration and led the warm ups and introductions, all remotely via Zoom and Facebook. At the very first meeting, Tara introduced the song the group would be learning – You Will Be Found from smash Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen.

Tara said, “We chose ‘You Will Be Found’ because of the emotional lyrics written by The Greatest Showman composers, which relates to the hundreds of desperate horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that we investigate and rescue every year – they think they’re alone, sometimes they’ve given up, and are in need of a lot of TLC. The song seemed to echo this and describe how the horses must be feeling.

“We’re so grateful to be able to have the rights to use the song to promote the rescue and welfare work we do at Bransby Horses over the summer months.”

Partnering with the folks at Lincolnshire Vocal Academy and pupils from Partney Church of England Primary School brought a sense of community to the project during a time when many of us felt disconnected for the third time in 12 months.

Mrs Sue Kay, Head Teacher, said, “It is wonderful to see our Partney children using their talents to support Bransby Horses.  This inspirational song and video gives us all hope in humanity to love and care for all of God’s creatures.  What better example could we give our children, than that of the dedicated staff who rescue the horses and work tirelessly to give them a better life.”

It is hoped the video will raise awareness of the importance of equine welfare and the issues that we see as reported in 2020 by multiple equine welfare charities in their joint Britain’s Horse Problem report.

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