The JTPTrust works in partnership with various local organisations to deliver high quality musical performances and experiences in the Swindon area.
Our JTPTrust Concert Choir and younger singing ensembles take part in community choirs and events on request, including performances with the Swindon Male Voice Choir, Thamesdown Ladies Choir and Swindon Choral Society. Here are our Concert Choir singing with the Swindon Choral Society on on the Swindon Wyvern Stage in Swindon alongside local groups Ten in a Bar, Wessex Choir and Commonweal school.
From time to time the JTPTrust offers singing workshops for adults in Swindon area. Past workshops have included s a visit from the late Dr Meribeth Dayme, of ‘CoreSinging‘™ and an Introduction to the Estill model with Holly Aisbitt EMT.
Funded Community Projects The JTPTrust has undertaken a number of large Community Projects and enjoys a close association with the composer Betty Roe, who composed the JTPTrust youth opera Brunel: the Little Man in the Tall Hat’ for the Brunel 200 South West Celebrations, with libretto by the late Marian Lines. The Trust’s largest community project was ‘Swindon: The Opera’, a collaboration between Betty Roe and librettist Matt Fox, for which the Trust received a £60,000 Jubilee grant from the Big Lottery Foundation, and received extensive national coverage.
Adult Productions (Swindon Community Opera) have included ‘Dear Georgette’ by Viv Hendra and ‘The Beggars Opera’ by John Gay at the Swindon Dance Town Hall Theatre, also ‘Not in Front of the Waiter’ by Offenbach and 12 Nursery Rhymes’ (with a Twist) by Geoff Westley for the Swindon Fringe Festival.
The Trust also staged a one-act opera ‘Lunch at the Cooked Goose’ , also by Betty and Marian, which toured to the Truro Festival.
Brunel The Little Man in the Tall Hat by Betty Roe and Marian Lines was revived in July 2016 to great acclaim, in partnership with ‘Steam Museum as part of the Swindon125 Celebrations,
Children’s Staged Performances
Staged performances of children’s musicals by Betty Roe and Marian Lines have included ‘The Barnstormers’, which the Trust performed in 2011, in both London and Swindon, ‘The Trouble with Spells is’ ,’Christmas Boxes’ and, most recently ‘Dick Whittington’.