Three-year funding success

We are delighted to have received a 3-year grant from the Three Monkies Trust. This year’s funding will go towards our schools’ programme for 2021-22. After such a difficult year we are especially grateful for the longer-term funding which will support our future programmes, enabling us to work with even more children in years to come. Apollo Music Projects would like to thank the trustees of Three Monkies for their ongoing support of our work.

Our Magic Little Grant from Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust

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.

Apollo At Home videos

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

Workshop repertoire – listen again!

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)