It's boring, it's too hot, there's nothing to do - Don't despair, check out the latest from the Southwark Music Service YouTube channel. Lot's of new videos from the end of term Saturday Centre concert and more to come!
An excellent opportunity for young string players to hone their skills. Financial assistance available
Young Grittleton is a chamber music course designed for string players aged between 11 and 18. Two six day residential courses take place at St Mary’s School, Calne, Wiltshire in August, where all musicians receive chamber music coaching in small ensembles and rehearse and perform together as a string orchestra. The course culminates with an informal concert on the final day
An excellent opportunity for talented students to engage with a famous university department.
The free summer school is open to anyone living in the London Boroughs and is particularly aimed at those who have no family history of attending university or for those still undecided about whether it is for them. 30 young people will be selected to participate and will experience teaching from professional musicians and academics, as well as the opportunity to work alongside Goldsmiths undergraduate music students.
Each session will work towards a final performance chosen from three main areas:
- Chamber/Early/Traditional Music
- Rock/Pop/Urban Music
This fully funded opportunity will provide a week of creative music making, developing skills as a performer, songwriter or composer. Intensive group practical sessions will be supported by daily sessions in music theory, aural and sightreading, as well as sessions introducing creative digital music, gamelan, film and TV music, and a taste of university-style lectures.
Participants need to:
• Be 16-24 years old
• Have a passion for music, have some experience either as a performer or composer and have a basic understanding of music theory;
• Submit an application
• Be able to commit to the full 5 days of study at Goldsmiths (Monday 30th June – Friday 4th July
For further information and the application form, please see this link: http://www.gold.ac.uk/schools-and-colleges/summerschools/musicsummerschool/
The deadline for applications is Thursday 5th June.
Listen to Southwark Youth Orchestra & David Idowu Choir's 'Adopt a Composer' concert broadcast by BBC Radio 3 at 9.15pm on Monday 13th Jan
Tune into Radio 3 at 9.15pm on Monday 13th Jan. The feature will include interviews and info about the 'Adopt a Composer' scheme with musical interludes from the premiere of James Wilson's 'A City Ritual' with conductor Patrick Bailey as performed on 1st November 2013. The full concert will be available to listen to on the Making Music website.
On the 5th Dec Southwark Music Service & 'It’s All About The Music' joined together to produce their annual 'Winter Concert’. Children from eight Southwark primary schools, having received a series of vocal workshops delivered by Laura Howe & Ross Power, joined forces with the Southwark Youth Orchestra & David Idowu Choir to produce a night of great music that included works by Bizet & Take That! Watch the David Idowu Choir’s stunning performance of 'Ain’t No Sunshine’...
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the recent Saturday Centre Xmas concert. It was a great showcase of all the hard work put in across the term. Check out the finale! Thanks to Wilson Hynd for the footage.
A safe and happy festive season to all!
We've some footage of the Southwark Youth Orchestra and the David Idowu Choir hard at work rehearsing for the premiere of James Wilson's 'A City Ritual'. Conductor Patrick Bailey.
Enjoy this and more on our YouTube channel!
We've some great shots of the Southwark Youth Orchestra and the David Idowu Choir hard at work with conductor Patrick Bailey. Check them out here! We're also delighted to be working on this project with the London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra. The concert on 1st November 2013 will feature the premiere of 'A City Ritual' by composer James Wilson
We're delighted to be able to welcome even more talent to the Southwark Youth Orchestra. This half term will see the start of a new collaboration between the boroughs that make up the South Riverside Music Partnership
Greenwich Music Hub
Lambeth Music Service
Lewisham Music Service
Southwark Music Service
We're welcoming applications from young people across these South London boroughs to take part in our 3 days of workshops, culminating in a performance alongside The David Idowu Choir on Friday 1st Nov 2013, 7.30pm at St John the Evangelist Church, 62 E Dulwich Rd, SE22 9AT
No moping about this half term - We've got just the thing for you!
The Southwark Youth Orchestra will be working alongside the David Idowu Choir towards the premier performance of our collaboration with upcoming young composer James Wilson. This exciting venture was made possible through the Making Music Adopt-a-Composer Scheme. The performance will be recorded by the BBC for broadcast on Radio 3 at a later date.
Dates: Wed 30th Oct, Thurs 31st Oct, Fri 1st Nov 2013.
Venue: St John the Evangelist Church, 62 E Dulwich Rd, SE22 9AT
Concert: Friday 1st Nov 2013, 7.30pm at St John the Evangelist Church, 62 E Dulwich Rd, SE22 9AT
Course Cost: £25 (Concessions available)
Denise Barber, Head of Southwark Music Service
Southwark Music Service
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