Our Cello player trio (Bethan Jordan, Beatrix Haigh and Angie Aiken) flew the flag for MMC by entertaining Macclesfield's Mayor and her guests recently. A great recital and good to see MMC's musicians getting the recognition they deserve.
After our extended half-term break don't forget we start-back this saturday 9th - see you there.
Our 2020 Summer School dates are now available on our Holiday Courses page - these were a great success (again) in 2019 - make sure to note the dates and sign-up to secure your place.
Summer holidays are behind us and we are looking forward to seeing you at the start of our new term on Saturday 7th September. For new. old and prospective members please check the group schedule information on our Groups and Tuition area - there are a few changes to timing and we are delighted to have some new groups that you may be interested in.
Also this term we need to refresh our membership lists. GDPR consents and gift aid declarations - will you please fill-in a new enrollment form and return it to the front desk when you arrive. This applies to all members, even those who have been supporting us for some years. Apologies for the inconvenience of doing this but it is essential we have a clean list of members and gift aid declarations.
Hope to see you soon.
What a summer for music making! Four weeks of summer schools led by our excellent tutors. Photos are now online here.
Many of you will have picked picked up our latest newsletter on Saturday - if you missed your copy then click here.
We’re trying a new offering for string players grade 4+ in the summer: the chance to play in an augmented big band / session orchestra.
The idea is to have a taste of trying another genre of music, and of course, have some fun doing it. We will likely be playing 2-3 numbers such as Cry Me a River as delivered by Michael Buble (https://youtu.be/aZJo-rBJiNc) and Beyond the Sea a la Robbie Williams (https://youtu.be/87BBjLk3hno).
As we will be playing as part of a big band, which involves lots of loud instruments we need at least 20 stringers to sign up. If we can get this number then the day can go ahead. So please share this with anyone else you think might be interested (KEMS/Macclesfield Light Orchestra members?) and ask them to get in touch directly or via the MMC 'info' email.
The date concerned will be Friday 2 August, 10am-4pm at Parkroyal School plus concert 6-7pm in the United Reform Church on Park Green. During the day we will have some strings only sessions to get our fingers around the notes followed by rehearsal time with the big band. The cost will be £30 per adult or £20 per under 18.
There is still time to apply for this years Young Musician of the Year Competition, it's a wonderful performance opportunity for young musicians at all Key Stages in Cheshire East.
Please see below details of the Cheshire East Young Musician of the Year competition which will take place on Sunday 3rd March at Sandbach School cost per entry £5.00.
The competition is open to all pupils who attend schools in Cheshire East and offers cash bursaries for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed performers in each of the five following age groups;
Key Stage 1 (School year 1 – 2)
Key Stage 2 (School year 3 – 6)
Key Stage 3 (School year 7 - 9)
Key Stage 4 (School year 10 - 11)
Key stage 5 (School year 12 -13)
For each Key Stage group there are separate instrumental and vocal classes with an official accompanist available (at no cost to the performer) should participants wish to use them, piano parts must be submitted by 25th Feb.
It is entirely the choice of the performer as to what piece they perform as long as it is strictly within the allotted time (in attached document)
Deadline to enter this competition is 15th Feb, each age group will have a maximum 20 entrants.
For more information please see the attached document and for any students wishing to enter the competition, please do so by following this link