Category: Learning & Participation

Skills Lab Training 2017/18: Applications Open

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Thanks to the generous support from Help Musicians UK’s National Grants Programme, we are currently offering 3 days of training for 20-25 emerging music leaders and musicians looking to develop facilitation skills in creative music making and workshop leading, and the chance to reflect and build on their practice. Sessions … Continue reading “Skills Lab Training 2017/18: Applications Open”

What makes you think that you can sing?

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Arlene Adair shares her experiences of being a singer, performing in Women sing East and rehearsing for the world premiere of our community opera We are Shadows: “Do you honestly think that you can sing?” The words of my eldest, my first born, daughter pierced my brain bringing what I … Continue reading “What makes you think that you can sing?”

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”

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!”

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!”

Sing me a lullaby…

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Still singing the songs and buzzing from our Lullabies experience last year, Rachel Louis from VitalArts invited Spitalfields Music to the maternity wards of the Royal London Hospital for a second time.  Just hours after entering the world with our newest fan just 14 hours old at the time, our … Continue reading “Sing me a lullaby…”

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”