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Pro Corda SEN Programme

Opera Brava & the Pro Corda SEN Programme, Leiston Abbey

Pro Corda’s national programme for special educational needs aims to enhance the senses, excite the imagination and increase social development. It is the largest such programme in the UK.

Participants are given the opportunity to visit every corner of the worlds of music, dance and theatre working together as an ensemble and taking ownership of the collective creative process. Coaching is in small groups by some of the country’s leading professionals.

Creative skills are developed alongside social and behavioural skills with the emphasis at all time on ensemble preparation and performance, together with creative expression.

Opera Brava and Pro Corda have established a major partnership. Opera Brava delivers workshops on all aspects of the Pro Corda SEN Programme.


I have seen Opera Brava working with groups of young people and have been really impressed with their skills of communication, inspiration, musicianship and sheer professionalism. Terrific entertainment, with a focus on enabling people to become involved and enraptured.
Edmund Fivet, Free-lance evaluator for Youth Music


Our day with Pro Corda and Opera Brava was the most fulfilling day I've experienced in 30 years of teaching.
Sue Palmer. Performing Arts co-ordinator. Warren School. Lowestoft.


Thank you so much Opera Brava. We had an amazing day. Priory School, Bury St Edmunds.
Our young people's work with Pro Corda and Opera Brava lifted each young person above the ordinary to taste, share and become the extraordinary.

Arthur McDonald. Philpots Manor School.