Project Prima Volta

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Project Prima Volta: Young people thriving through voice

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  Hawke's Bay Talented Kids Performance Social Enterprise

Project Prima Volta exists to give teenagers the opportunity to find their own voice, through song and in life.

Hawke’s Bay’s Prima Volta Charitable Trust offers kids a positive path to finding purpose and meaning, using music and performance. Project Prima Volta opens up a whole new world of hope, opportunity and shared experience to young people who only have one thing in common – their ability to sing in tune.

Each year 30 teenagers from entirely diverse backgrounds are accepted for a year-long programme of coaching and mentoring culminating in their performance in a fully staged classical opera. Training together for up to eight hours a week, they work alongside international and homegrown industry professionals as well as local performers and volunteers. Their hard work culminates in the unique experience of creating supportive roles in a major opera production, during the Tremains Art Deco Festival.

This year, as a new project, the PPV students also presented their very own opera as part of the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival in October, Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’.

The focus extends from singing and stage performance, to backstage skills required to run a successful production. Along the way, the teenagers develop leadership, respect, trust, problem solving, self-reliance, teamwork, resilience and self-confidence. There is a ripple effect as they find common ground with the adult performers, developing friendships and being part of a collective success.

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Visit our Facebook page to see everything PPV has been up to!  16 October 2016

Posted by: Project Prima Volta

We are a busy team, and you can see and hear what our talented students have been up to by visiting and liking our facebook page!

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Guest Donor on 16 Feb 2019
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Guest Donor on 27 May 2018
Diana(Paddy) Honeyfield
Diana(Paddy) Honeyfield on 04 Oct 2017
Hi Anna, Lovely to see you on TV1 the other night, you looked beautiful. I am sure your Monty would be so proud. I did hear you had lost Louis, however this may be incorrect. Your charity seems to be going leaps and bounds, and with wonderful results, and futures you are giving all these young people. Hope this little donation helps. Best wishes. Paddy Honeyfield
Annemarie Thomas
Annemarie Thomas on 26 Apr 2017
To support you in supporting youth to share their voice
Anthea and Peter Springford
Anthea and Peter Springford on 29 Mar 2017
Keep up the good work with those wonderful young people and their glorious voices - you are all an inspiration.

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