We are delighted to have received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust. Postcode Society Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community
groups. We received £500 towards our schools’ programme, enabling us to engage even more children in music-making and creative expression.
During the first lockdown in 2020, when schools were closed, some of our musicians recorded videos at home for our schools. You can watch them here!
David on the Cello – Bach
Diana on the Viola – a piece about a goat!
Juliet on the Oboe – Gabriel’s Oboe
Roderick Williams, Baritone – Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Lucy on the Violin – a Spanish Dance!
Christine on the French Horn – Mozart and Giselle
Here are some recordings of the pieces your classes will have heard in the workshops. We would love for you to listen again after hearing the pieces played by our musicians in school, but please don’t listen to the pieces before you’ve heard them in the workshops. We like the live experience to be the children’s first time hearing the music!
Workshop 1 – Beethoven String Quartet (Op. 18 No. 4 iii)
Audio only recording:
Workshop 1 – Mozart String Quartet (“Dissonance” Andante Cantabile)
Workshop 2 – Haydn String Quartet a (Op. 77 No. 1 i)
Workshop 2 – Haydn String Quartet b (Op. 76 No. 1 i)
Workshop 2 – Ravel String Quartet (the “pizzicato” movement)
Workshop 3 – Il Est Bel Et Bon by Passerau
Workshop 3 – Mozart Horn Concerto, Vivace
Workshop 3 – The theme from Wallace and Gromit (as heard in workshops played by the brass)
Workshop 4 – In The Mood by The Glenn Miller Band (as heard in workshops played on Saxophones!)
Workshop 4 – Harry Potter theme by John Williams (as heard in workshops played by the woodwind)
Workshop 4 – The Simpson’s Theme (heard in workshops on Saxophones, and in the concert with our orchestra!)
Workshop 5 – Shostakovich String Quartet (No. 4 iii Allegretto)
Audio only recording:
An extra movement of the same piece for the Shostakovich fans:
Workshop 5 – Mendelssohn String Quartet (Op. 12 iii Andante)
We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a Culture Recovery Grant from the Arts Council. This support means a huge amount to us, and will make a real difference.
The last 12 months have been very challenging, but we are proud of what we have achieved, and pleased to be emerging from lockdown in a strong position. Thanks to this funding, we will be able to run more workshops than ever next term, completing last year’s disrupted programme in all our schools, and delivering a full new programme in 15 schools. It’s going to be busy!
We are delighted to be supporting professional musicians and inspiring hundreds of children through the magic of live music, at a time when the arts have never been more needed.