GWR in tune to support BBC Music Day

Wednesday 26th September 2018

GWR to host ‘Platform to Perform’ events across the network

Great Western Railway will host a series of live music events at stations across the network as part of BBC Music Day on Friday 28 September 2018.

Didcot Parkway station in Oxfordshire as well as Exeter and Cheltenham stations on the GWR network will be showcasing local performers.

Participants of all abilities from Oxfordshire charity Soundabout will be joined by the Jericho Singers for a relaxed ‘jamming session’ on Didcot Parkway station.

Clare Cook from Soundabout, said: “It’s absolutely brilliant and extremely heartening that BBC Music Day and GWR are supporting inclusive music making on this important day. What better way to celebrate the power of music! We also wanted to say a big thank you to the Steph Pirrie and the Jericho singers for joining us to create this very special moment.” 

Soundabout works with children and young people with severe and complex disabilities to express themselves through music.

BBC Music Day at Didcot Parkway
Photo caption: Members of Soundabout and Jericho Singers join together at Didcot station to perform.

Claire King, GWR Station Manager for Didcot Parkway, said: “We’re thrilled to open up our stations to local talent and give people a platform to perform as part of BBC Music Day. We always look for new and engaging ways to support the communities we serve, so it’s great to be part of something helping to bring people together through music.”

Highlights of BBC Music Day ‘Platform to Perform’ events at GWR stations can be followed on the @GWRHelp Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Exeter St. Davids station will be hosting Sweet Honi and Dawlish Rocks; a community pop-up rock choir.

Gloucester station will host the BBC Radio Gloucester Choir; celebrating their 30th year.

Swindon station will be giving a platform to the Chippenham Tuneless Choir to delight customers during the morning commute.

BBC Music Day will be covered across the nations and regions on BBC Television, Radio and Online, with special programmes, performances and activities planned throughout Friday 28 September.