Category: Intern Diaries

Intern Diaries: The fine line between music and noise…

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If you raised an eyebrow, thinking that you were about to be given a music theory lesson, then relax, because you’re just invited to enjoy another short ride through my musical experience. After almost two months  of interning at Spitalfields Music, I feel like I’ve finally discovered the chords of … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: The fine line between music and noise…”

Intern Diaries: My time as an L&P intern!

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31 March is here and what do Papa Haydn, Rene Descartes, Diaghilev and Al Gore have in common? Birthday cake! For me though, it is the end of my six-month internship.  I cannot believe how the time has flown since my arrival at the end of September. I’ve seen the … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: My time as an L&P intern!”

Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?

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It’s been more than 2 weeks since I joined the lovely Spitalfields Music team, so it was about time to invite you get a glimpse of Spitalfields Music through my looking-glass. Ready? As I don’t like silent blog posting, this time the soundtrack playing in my mind is a French … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: What’s in an intern’s handbag?”

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”

Intern Diaries: I guess it’s time to say goodbye

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So here we are, at the point which five months ago looked so far away but has arrived more quickly than a speeding kangaroo. (Happy Australia Day!) My final few weeks at Spitalfields Music has seen the wrapping up of the brilliant 2010 Winter Festival, with some truly amazing performances … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: I guess it’s time to say goodbye”

Intern Diaries: Michael’s Winter Festival week

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And with around 150 participants taking their final bow at Fables – A Film Opera, the first part of the Winter Festival drew to a close. (Well sort of; there were of course lots of things to do such as tidy up, and battle with the weather). The Festival week … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Michael’s Winter Festival week”

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”

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”

Intern Diaries: Week Nine

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So since I last wrote for the intern diaries, at lot has been going on in the Spitalfields Music office. If you’ve read my previous post (if not, you should!) you’ll know that we officially launched Fables – A Film Opera almost a fortnight ago. Not only was this a … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: Week Nine”

My first two weeks… as a MAASer

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The six MAASers (Music Animateur Apprentices) came together for the first time for our training day last week. Phil Mullen, our incredible leader for group work and leadership, described us as “the Marines of music leadership”, which is a bit scary! Phil’s session made me think about lots of aspects … Continue reading “My first two weeks… as a MAASer”