In early March he worked with Manor Park Primary School, Aston, Birmingham - they'll be performing Powers of Ten with Teignmouth and Ivybridge Community Choirs at the British Science Festival in Birmingham on 17th September 2010. It is an inner-city school with a very multi-cultural make-up and the school sees this as a great opportunity to increase their profile within the city, to develop their singing and performing skills, and to improve the school's sense of self-esteem.
In mid March he'll be working with children at Chilcompton School, Somerset (near Radstock) to write two science songs about Materials. Later he'll be teaching them three of my materials-related science songs (Atom, Charmed Quark and String - so pretty fundamental stuff!) and we'll do a performance of all the songs in a concert during the summer term.
On March 19th David is taking part in the Teignmouth Science Festival with a workshop at 10 a.m. for primary schools on and a performance in the evening of Powers of Ten Science Oratorio.
On 27 March David is undertaking (for him) an exciting new project run by the Natural Voice Practioners' Network: MOTOWN MOODS. Learn great new arrangements of 3 Motown classics - Heard it Through the Grapevine, Dancing in the Street and.... a surprise! Workshop will be led by choir leader and songwriter David Haines. Learn from music or by ear - your choice!
Location: Devon, Cliffden Hotel Summerhouse, Teignmouth TQ14 8TE Contact details: 01626 779690 Time: 09.30 - 12.45 Price: £10
The following month he's flying off to Cambridge, Massachusetts to be present at performances of The Night Sky, a collection of songs about the science of astronomy by contemporary composers David Haines, Bruce Lazarus, David Bass, Andrea Gaudette and Jonathan Coulton which will be performed together for the first time by the North Cambridge Family Opera Festival Chorus as part of the fourth annual Cambridge Science Festival. He'll also be travelling down to Washington DC during that visit to liaise with choirs and schools taking part in Powers of Ten as part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Powers of Ten day - the 10th day of the 10th month of 2010.