Tag: Learning & Participation

Cherry Trees Performance!

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Cherry Trees School and Spitalfields Music have been working in partnership for over 10 years, of which for the last four I have been lucky enough to be part of the team of workshop leaders and apprentices delivering the project. My colleague Zoe Palmer commented to me that “…Cherry Trees reminded … Continue reading “Cherry Trees Performance!”

Women sing East

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Watching Women sing East rehearse for their performance on Wednesday night was a joy and a revelation. Having heard so much about the all-female choir from my colleagues at Spitalfields Music I was interested to find out for myself what all the fuss was about! Coming into the performance hall … Continue reading “Women sing East”

Royal Academy of Music

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A few members of staff were lucky enough to get out of the office for a couple of hours to see the culmination of all the hard work 100 Tower Hamlets primary school children and students from the Royal Academy of Music have been putting in over the last few … Continue reading “Royal Academy of Music”

All smiles!

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One of our newest staff members, Camille shares her first experiences of a Learning & Participation workshop! Having only very recently joined the Spitalfields Music family, I am honoured to write my first blurb for the blog! This week I visited a singing and composition workshop at a primary school, … Continue reading “All smiles!”

Intern Diaries: Caroline

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Learning & Participation intern, Caroline updates us on what she’s been up to over the last month: The second half of the Winter Festival flew by at the beginning of January with, amongst other things, a fantastic performance by Paul Agnew in which he interspersed recitative with interesting and anecdotal … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Caroline”

EXCLUSIVE: Opera in Pieces update

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We are very excited to announce the official name of the work which marks the culmination of our Opera in Pieces project. John Barber and Hazel Gould’s opera, which draws together performers from across the entirety of Spitalfields Music’s output, including our choirs Women sing East and Spitalfields Singers, performers … Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Opera in Pieces update”

Intern Diaries: Caroline’s Festival experience

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As Learning & Participation Intern, the first part of the Winter Festival, for me, was focused on the L&P events. The week began with the daily staff briefing and all the abbreviations on the fat schedule suddenly became identifiable people! The mood of the office changed slightly as passing ships … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Caroline’s Festival experience”

Winter Festival Webcast

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The Winter Festival starts today! We cornered Programme Directors Kate Wyatt (Festivals) and Clare Lovett (Learning & Participation) and asked them about what goes into programming  the Winter Festival and Learning & Participation events. Listen for a sneak preview of Winter Festival artists, Club Moxie (Aspirations programme students) and Fables – … Continue reading “Winter Festival Webcast”

Intern Diaries: Caroline & the Spitalfields Singers

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The merry band that is Spitalfields Singers, our community choir, has now met for six weeks on Thursdays between 12.30 and 1.30pm. In the light and airy space of Hanbury Hall, we follow Camille Maalawy’s enthusiastic directions. Starting with syllabic warm-ups and breathing exercises before embarking on sung interchanges to … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Caroline & the Spitalfields Singers”

Update: Opera in Pieces

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Learning & Participation Programme Director, Clare Lovett, gives us a slice of the action from the Spitalfields Music extravaganza Opera in Pieces. Back from my much needed summer holiday and incredible trip to Japan and right back to work with a bang… the first set of auditions for our new … Continue reading “Update: Opera in Pieces”