Our Spring 2017 newsletter is out! Complete with articles, pictures and a quality musical joke. Download the Spring 2017 Music Newsletter
We are excited to announce the return of our very successful piano mentoring scheme! Primary pianists are paired up with secondary pianists who will give them each three twenty-minute lessons over the course of three weeks, culminating in a little celebration afternoon on Friday 10th March.
For our primary pianists, they get the chance to learn extra skills and experience a new method of teaching. They also can be inspired by our talented secondary pupils and get the chance to show off their own skills. Our secondary pupils gain a deeper understanding of piano skills as they have to teach them, and build confidence in their own abilities. And, of course, both pupils have a lot of fun!
We are excited to announce our upcoming showcase of contemporary music, Gig Night! It’s on Friday 10th March at 6.30pm in the Corpus Christi Hall. Auditions will be taking place every day next week after school (Mon 27th Feb – Fri 3rd March). We’re looking for students playing excellent music, be they vocalists, instrumentalists, soloists or ensembles.
We look forward to seeing students at auditions!
Please find the poster below:
Welcome back after what was hopefully a restful half term! Our composer of the week this week is the Renaissance musician Barbara Strozzi. She was a composer in Italy at a time when it was very unusual for a woman to be playing an instrument professionally, let alone writing her own music!
Here is a little selection of her work:
Che si puo fare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDBPfhG-gVk
La Vendetta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zkLotxUTNg
L’Eraclito Amoroso: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwduIeBRfk4
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St Richard Reynolds Catholic College has a specialism in Music. We believe music is vital in bringing together intellect and feeling, and enabling personal expression and emotional development. Music permeates the life of the College; pupils participate in Masses, weekly singing assemblies, concerts and trips, and there is a thriving co-curricular programme.
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