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1 Day Workshops

Autumn 2021

Introduction

Students are mostly adults, although we welcome young cellists from thirteen upwards if they are fine with playing with adults.

Each workshop usually explores one piece of music. Through it, we develop your ensemble playing skills and musical understanding through games, improvisation, analysis and singing.

Every piece you play has a rich life that stimulates exploration of musical ideas that will need technical exploration and development too. We put the music into its historical context as I feel we all need to know something of the life, character and nature of its creator. You then start building a more solid sense of the inter-connectedness of music, society, culture and artistic expression.

I hope that you too will find that what this music does for your playing is remarkable.

Students leave workshops with notes to continue the momentum and the scores, which are sent when you have booked your place, are yours to keep. I provide music stands, black holes for your spike, pencils, cushions and coffees.

Unsung Heroes Cello Ensemble – Impassioned

Rich, heartfelt music by John Wilbye

This music is the Wilbye’s response to the extraordinary power of a tune that affected & influenced other composers too. The haunting, melody of John Dowland here has become the basis for a heartfelt five-part madrigal that in turn, will stay with you.

As always, we explore the musical and technical issues and complete our days work with a performance.

Your score will be sent out on booking.

Date: 2022 TBA

Venue: All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2LE

Fee: £80 – includes drinks and information packs

Unsung Heroes Cello Ensemble – Winter Light

Evocative music that celebrates the coming of Winter

Music always reflects life, events, the seasons and occasions, and our repertoire for this workshop is wide and varied.

As always, we explore the musical and technical issues within the music and develop them and you leave with notes to continue that work. Our day together ends with a candlelit performance.

Your scores will be sent out on booking.

Date: 2021 – Cancelled

Venue: All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2LE

Fee: £80 – includes drinks and information packs

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