Peterborough Youth Orchestra Summer Workshop

  • PYO Summer Course:
  • Tuesday 30th August - Friday 2nd September
  • Sessions - 10am – 4pm daily
  • The cost of the course is £30
  • Venue: Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Ortongate, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ
  • Peterborough Youth Orchestra players are all Grade 6+

Following the huge success of their inaugural course in August 2016 the Peterborough Youth Orchestra will, once again, be meeting during the forthcoming summer holidays.

Led by their musical director Robin Norman, assisted by specialist tutors in Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion, the orchestra will hold an intensive course over four days at Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Orton.

The course will culminate in a special Gala Concert - “MUSIC FOR A SUMMER’S EVENING” – performed in St. John the Baptist Church, in Cathedral Square, on Friday 2 September 2016. The Concert will start at 7.30pm. Tickets for the concert are available from the Peterborough Visitor Information Centre (Bridge Street, Peterborough) and cost just £5.00 with free seats for children and students.

The programme will include: Ludwig van Beethoven : Overture “Egmont”, Ralph Vaughan-Williams : “Fantasia on Greensleeves”, Sir Henry Wood : “Fantasia on British Sea Songs” - plus many other classical favourites.

Applications are currently being accepted from all Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and String musicians who are at least grade 6 standard and under 19 years of age.

For further details and to reserve PYO Summer Course places contact Robin Norman via e-mail: peterboroughyouthorchestra@gmail.com.


Peterborough Youth Orchestra Gala Concert – Music For A Summer’s Evening

Peterborough Youth Orchestra present a Gala Concert - “MUSIC FOR A SUMMER’S EVENING” – will be performed at St. John the Baptist Church, in Cathedral Square, on

  • Friday 2 September 2016.
  • The Concert will start at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets are available from the Peterborough Visitor Information Centre (Bridge Street, Peterborough) and cost just £5.00 with free seats for children and students.

The programme will include:
Ludwig van Beethoven : Overture “Egmont”,Ralph Vaughan-Williams : “Fantasia on Greensleeves”, Sir Henry Wood : “Fantasia on British Sea Songs” - plus many other classical favourites.

For further details email: peterboroughyouthorchestra@ gmail.com


CPD Events


Peterborough Music Hub/PHACE offer a range of CPD courses and training events across the year.

  • Friday 16 September 2016 – 9.30am-3.30pm
  • Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough. PE1 1EF.

 

New to the role of Music Coordinator

 

Led by expert music education trainer Sue Nicholls, this free full day course offers essential CPD to teachers who are newly appointed to the role of music coordinator, or a refresh for those already in post. The training will be informative, addressing the latest reports, initiatives and publications for music education, and will involve participants in practical activities, including technology, to support quality music-making with your pupils and colleagues. Whether you are a generalist or music specialist there will be new and useful material to inform and enhance your role as subject leader.
 
To book a place on this course email - musichub@peterborough.gov.uk


Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians


Opening in October 2016, the Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians (PCYM) will operate from the high quality facilities at Ormiston Bushfield Academy. This exciting new venture will offer music training at weekends throughout the academic year.

With support from Peterborough Music Hub the Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians is a collaboration between Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Cross Keys Homes and the Guildhall school of Music & Drama and based on the latter’s highly successful London model, CYM, opened back in 1970. 

The Guildhall School is now the largest provider of high quality training for talented young musicians in the country and with the introduction of PCYM, Peterborough’s young musicians will have the opportunity to train locally in association with one of the world’s leading conservatoires.

Admission is by audition and aimed at Children and Young People aged between 7-18 years. Acceptance will be based on musical potential and not the means to pay, with bursaries available for eligible applicants. The Centre is not for the complete beginner. However, it will seek to attract talented young musicians, in the earliest stages of learning, who are able to demonstrate a technical and musical fluency. They will be welcomed to audition alongside more experienced players.

The weekly sessions, from 09.30-12.30 each Saturday during term time, will include a mix of individual instrumental lessons as required, ensemble and/or orchestra training, membership of a choir, supporting studies classes, as well as sessions from visiting professors and Guildhall School student residencies. Key skills in regular practice, instrumental and vocal technique, musical analysis and performance will deliver a comprehensive package of training.

A programme of lunchtime recitals will feature across the year and offer those all-important performance opportunities where pupils can display their growing confidence and experience - entertaining Peterborough in the process.

For more information and to register interest in auditioning for PCYM email the Centre Manager – Kirsten Barr - musichub@peterborough.gov.uk.


EvenYouSong


Local schools have been invited to take part in this exciting project, with a premiere performance in February 2017 at Peterborough Cathedral.

EvenYouSong is a new composition to the format of Evensong for Peterborough Cathedral, with original libretto and films based on interviews with Peterborough couples contemplating an extended mission to the moon. This cross-art project by artist Bettina Furnée and writer Lucy Sheerman is developed during an  ACE funded research period. Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad has been commissioned to write a 50-minute composition. The piece will be performed at Peterborough Cathedral in February 2017 under the direction of  Steven Grahl with the cathedral choir, community choir and organist. The performance will include projections, booklets and simple costumes. Schools involved in the project will also take part in workshops, taster performances and feature on a professional CD.

For up-to-date information and further details visit: https://evenyousong.wordpress.com/

This project has been funded by Arts Council England, Metal Peterborough, Peterborough Presents, The Ambache Charitable Trust and Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.


School Singing Days


Presented in Association with Peterborough Sings! Peterborough Music Hub will offer Primary and Junior schools two fantastic Big Sing events as part of the 2016-17 programme.

Forthcoming diary dates are:

7 & 8 November 2016 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Singing Days.

13 & 14 March 2017 – theme to be confirmed.

Both events are due to take place at the Broadway Theatre under the direction of expert choir master Will Prideaux.For further information email michael@phace.it


Beat Orchestra

What? The Beat Orchestra is a meeting of musical minds that explores fusions of style, to make musical masterpieces. You have the use of a professional rehearsal room and recording studio to practice and record your music. “We nurture a space to engage young musicians and create original music” - Music Leader Rufus. The rehearsals are designed to help you compose your music with expert support from professional musicians; your say on how the project is run and what to do is vital to the success of the orchestra. “The best thing is meeting new musicians and creating musical masterpieces together” - Member Jack T & Jude Meloni.

Who? Young Musicians, whatever your preferred genre of music or ability. We are looking for Musicians, Producers, Singers, Rappers, Beat Boxers and instrumentalists aged 13-25, who are interested in making, composing and performing music as a large ensemble.

Where? Chime Creation Centre, 27 Norfolk Street, The Courtyard, Unit A, PE1 2NP.  

When? Every other Friday. 5pm till 7pm. (Extra dates out of term time)

Contact: Lee Ashton – leeashton@beatthis.org

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Beat-Orchestra-323229821213770/?fref=ts 


Boys’ Voices

Presented in Association with Peterborough Sings! and led by expert choir master Will Prideaux, weekly sessions are held at Longthorpe Primary School, Thorpe Primary School and Ravensthorpe Primary School.

It is hoped to extend this programme in the future. For further details email admin@peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk.