Hitting the right note to transform lives
Beyond Words #HitTheRightNote is the name chosen as it captures the indescribable nature of the event– there are no words which can do the unforgettable experience justice.
It is an arena tour which produces high quality performances by local young people who will be performing alongside world renowned artists. For our 2020 tour, we are thrilled that Paul Zerdin, ventriloquist, comedian and winner of America’s Got Talent 2015 will join us for the second consecutive year.
At its heart is a big ambition. We want to provide young people with life-changing opportunities and experiences.
We support them in discovering new things about themselves and others, and in becoming the best versions of themselves.
Our young people come from schools, colleges, and universities from all areas and are from many different backgrounds. Because we want to offer this opportunity to as many as possible, there is no participation fee cost for schools.
Beyond Words #Hit the right note:
It is our vision to enable young people to discover new things about themselves, by providing the opportunity to take part in unforgettable events. We want to encourage every young person to dream big and support them in achieving these dreams.
- To value every individual involved in all our shows and activities;
- To develop well-being in the individual through singing and the performing arts
- To Widen horizons by providing new opportunities
- To provide the opportunity to develop skills and talents
- To encourage team work, organisational skills, and creativity
- To trust young people to fly to the moon and find their way back
Who are our professionals?
Matthew Brind is an international Composer, Arranger and Conductor. His work spans Film, Radio, Television, Theatre, Pop and Concerts. He has worked with various orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and various session orchestras in London, Los Angeles and New York. He is Arranger / Orchestrator for the hit TV shows: X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent and was Musical Director / Arranger for the BBC’s primetime entertainment show “Tonight’s the Night”. Matthew is Musical Director for John Barrowman and is arranger for platinum selling music producer, Graham Stack. Recently Matthew has been involved in the movie Paddington 2 as arranger and music producer. Matthew has also composed numerous musicals, most notably, Only the Brave, which ran at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2016 and is set to return in 2019.
Andy Smith has directed and taught theatre world-wide for the past 30 years, working across Europe in countries such as Malta and Hungary, and in the USA. Among his many productions is a 1000-voice opera. His experience allows us to achieve a high standard of performance.
Beyond Words Production Team
After gaining five-year’s experience a team that brings the concept into reality from supporting the schools and colleges that are involved to training a team of young people aged 16-18 years. These young people work with the production team to create a smooth, slick operation to working with the members of the choir to ensure they have a day that is memorable for the rest of their lives and then on to the front of house to ensure the audience have everything they need to enjoy the evening out of the year.
Paul Zerdin is a ventriloquist and comedian and is also the winner of America’s Got Talent 2015. Most recently, Paul returned to The London Palladium pantomime in Snow White, having also starred in the 2017 Olivier Award-winning Dick Whittington at The London Palladium. He took a Las Vegas residency at the legendary Planet Hollywood with his hit show Mouthing Off and toured the UK with All Mouth in 2017. Straight after the Puppet Party Tour this Autumn, Paul returns to The London Palladium in Goldilocks for the 2019 Christmas season.