29/01/2018

Cherubim News

  • Midsummer Song event raises £1,000 profit

    Midsummer Song event raises £1,000 profit

    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. …Read More »
  • Toril Azzalini-Machecler

    Toril Azzalini-Machecler

    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 …Read More »
  • Kanneh-Mason calls for EBacc to be reformed PLUS Bacc for the Future gets heard in Parliament

    Kanneh-Mason calls for EBacc to be reformed PLUS Bacc for the Future gets heard in Parliament

    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 …Read More »
  • Cherubim Chamber soloists: Façade

    Cherubim Chamber soloists: Façade

    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 …Read More »
  • Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a state school success story. He may never have a successor…

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a state school success story. He may never have a successor…

    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 …Read More »
  • Support Cherubim when shopping with Amazon!

    Support Cherubim when shopping with Amazon!

    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 …Read More »
  • Top musicians unite in call for all pupils to have the right to learn an instrument

    Top musicians unite in call for all pupils to have the right to learn an instrument

    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 …Read More »
  • Great music is for everyone

    Great music is for everyone

    ‘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 …Read More »
  • Can we make Grace’s dreams come true?

    Can we make Grace’s dreams come true?

    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 …Read More »
  • No primary-aged child should miss out on playing music say former winners of the BBC Young Musician

    No primary-aged child should miss out on playing music say former winners of the BBC Young Musician

    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 …Read More »