To celebrate the occasion, composer Shirley J. Thompson OBE also created the first ever concerto for football and orchestra. Momentum challenges participants to be the soloist: bounce, juggle or tap a football in time with the rhythm along to full Royal Philharmonic Orchestra backing. Performed alone or in a group, the piece encourages fans to get creative and practice their rhythm and coordination skills, useful in both football and music.
Watch demonstration films below featuring former Lioness Fern Whelan and members of the Brighton and Hove Albion FC Girls Academy, as well as a simplified version which can be performed sitting down, below.
Have you been learning the choreography for Momentum, or creating your own?
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About this project
This project is funded using public funding from Arts Council England, with contributions from The Football Association and tournament Host Cities.