Helping Tomorrow's Musicians Today
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Cherubim loans professional-calibre instruments to first-study musicians aged 15-25 who cannot afford one that matches their potential.
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We have an instrument bank now numbering 32, ranging from violins to vibraphone. Maybe we can help you?
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Thank you so very much to all who attended the Midsummer Song event this weekend, but special thanks to MJ & Deb who assisted Clancy in preparing food for the singers, and much else, as well as helping James & Freddy Scott-Clarke in setting out and clearing up. Brilliant work. And thanks to many others Read more about Midsummer Song event raises £1,000 profit[…]
News of a change in the percussion department: Sam Wilson has handed over the Cherubim marimba to new Cherubim awardee Toril Azzalini-Machecler. Toril, a 2018 BBC Young Musician finalist, has appeared with the instrument at a first night of the proms concert, and you can watch the video of that here: YouTube – Toril Azzalini-Machecler. Toril Read more about Sam Wilson hands over the Cherubim marimba…[…]
From MIA (Music Industries Association) Here are two important updates from the campaign fighting the English Baccalaureate that the MIA continues to support… The esteemed young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has called for the EBacc to be urgently reversed or reformed to save creative education in schools. Sheku, the former BBC Young Musician of the Year Read more about Kanneh-Mason calls for EBacc to be reformed PLUS Bacc for the Future gets heard in Parliament[…]
Here’s an exciting development for you: Our Cherubim Chamber Soloists in preparing to perform William Walton’s Façade in September, have recorded the backing track of Walton’s Façade for the actors to rehearse with, under the baton of Cherubim Musician Harry Bradford. You can watch and listen to the track here: Walton’s Façade video Read more about Cherubim Chamber soloists: Façade[…]
This time last year the young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was awaiting his A-level results, unaware that within 12 months he would be a world sensation. The student at Trinity school, a comprehensive in one of the less advantaged parts of Nottingham, achieved his predicted A* for music and is now at the Royal Academy of Music. Read more about Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a state school success story. He may never have a successor…[…]
Here’s a really cool idea: How about supporting Cherubim with 0.5% of your Amazon purchases at no cost to yourself? Sounds good to us, and we’d really like people to sign up for it. Sign up at Amazon Smile – it requires a separate log in, but does not affect your normal account. If enough Read more about Support Cherubim when shopping with Amazon![…]
Myleene Klass has condemned cuts to music tuition in schools, joining many public figures and musicians calling for all pupils to be given the right to learn an instrument. The classically trained former pop star said research showed music can help boost children’s intellectual, linguistic and emotional development. “Because it’s not maths or English, not what Read more about Top musicians unite in call for all pupils to have the right to learn an instrument[…]
‘Classical Music is for all – so why are young people being deprived of one of life’s great pleasures?’ says Rob Rinder in the London Evening Standard. ‘Learning a musical instrument nurtures independence, confidence, staying power, collaboration, even mathematical capability. More importantly, it fosters imagination, and the connection with something beyond everyday curricular drudgery. I Read more about Great music is for everyone[…]
Grace Callaghan is a third year BMus flute student at the RNCM. She writes ‘My tutors tell me that to progress further it’s vital that I have a flute of a professional standard, but I don’t have the means to buy a better one with my student debt now rising to £69,000.’ Principal flute in Read more about Can we make Grace’s dreams come true?[…]
No primary-aged child should miss out on playing music say former winners of the BBC Young Musician . When three musical prodigies took the stage on Sunday night to battle for the prestigious title of BBC Young Musician, the virtuosity on display will leave viewers in no doubt about the musical potential possessed by some Read more about No primary-aged child should miss out on playing music say former winners of the BBC Young Musician[…]