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End of Summer Term!

And just like that, the summer term has come to an end! It really has been a rollercoaster ride, we sang a tongue twister for every letter of the alphabet, learnt about almost every instrument in the orchestra and even did a little bit of practice! This term has been all about creating, adapting and adjusting, we’ve learnt a lot and had a great time along the way.

Tomorrow (Friday 3rd July) we will be watching Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra and Chetham’s ensembles including Violletta and Saxophone Choir in their evening live stream. This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in amazing music, from the comfort of your own front room! You can book your free streaming link and find all the programme information here. Weekly lunchtime concerts are still running too, right through till the end of July. They are released every Friday at 1.30pm over on Chetham’s YouTube channel and are made up of new performances, created at home by our talented young musicians.

Thanks to Chetham’s Academic Music we’ve shared Dr King’s Harmony Helpline. These tutorials are aimed at Year 11, 12 and 13 music students who are looking for some extra support in their harmony and theory work. Taking you through step-by-step with clear visual illustrations, Dr King explains the methodology behind part writing, chord progressions, chromatic harmony and much more. Although these tutorials are directly linked to A-Level Music, these videos will be beneficial for anyone who studies advanced music or who want to expand their existing music theory knowledge.

Our Relaxed Concerts, which were originally planned for the 15th and 18th of May, are now being developed into digital adaptations. These will replicate our usual concerts as closely as possible and will include guides for friend, family and carers to use to create multisensory experiences whilst watching our musicians perform. The concert will be easily accessible through our website so keep an eye on our Twitter page for further announcements! Another exciting project has been undertaken by our very own Violetta, working with Gemma from our fab team. The ensemble has been working with local schools to create an artwork featuring improvised music and creative visual responses, all centred around the theme of Hope. We cannot wait to share their fantastic work with you once it is ready to view.

It’s hard to know exactly what we’ll have planned for September, but we know for certain that our team will be making new, engaging projects to help you create and having fun with music! Stay safe and take care. ??

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