Category: Learning & Participation

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”

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”

Our Winter Festival so far…

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Its been an extremely busy week for us all with Week One of our Winter Festival sadly at an end. Its been a huge success, and a highly eventful week. The performances have been so exceptional, that we couldn’t sum up in one sentence all the incredible highlights, so we thought we would share … Continue reading “Our Winter Festival so far…”

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”

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”

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”

Intern Diaries: My first two weeks… Part II

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And so I arrived at Spitalfields Music on a bright sunny day towards the end of September to begin my six month Learning & Participation internship. The first week whizzed by – meeting staff, gradually learning how the organisation works and more particularly, scratching the surface of the many projects … Continue reading “Intern Diaries: My first two weeks… Part II”