Saturday 26 March is our last day at the Linwood College site. We are very grateful to the school for hosting us over the last two years and wish them all the best as they move to their beautiful new school.
On Saturday 2 April we move our Saturday and some weekday teaching to Avonhead Primary in Avonhead Rd.
The office, library, classroom and instrument storage will remain at 60 Ferry Rd.
What a fantastic first day we had on Saturday. Despite the terrible weather and the challenges of Omicron there was a great turnout of students to their lessons and ensembles. It was so good to be making music again after a long break.
Autumn Reverie. Camerata Strings, conductor Patrick Shepherd
Sunday 30 May at 3.00pm, Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham Street, Christchurch
Admission (door sales only): $10, $5
Autumn Reverie is a selection of music capturing the spirit of the season, with all the natural beauty of the rich russet colours. James Corigliano’s Reverie partly suggested the title of the concert as it is a bittersweet daydream that encapsulates the Autumnal mood. Keeping the seasonal analogy going, Grieg’s evergreen Holberg Suite is full of energy, pathos and drama and is always a favourite with audiences. Several works in the concert feature soloists from the ensemble, most notably Charles Avison’s Concerto in A, for which the soloists areCherry McCallum, Claire Hobbs, Iain Ward, Margaret Hunt and Morag Macpherson. This is a lively example of late 18th Century English string writing, very much in the tradition of Boyce. Alan Rawsthorne is maybe not a name familiar to New Zealand audiences but his Light Music for Strings is a gem of the 20th Century English school, and draws on traditional Catalan tunes. Opening the concert is Patrick Shepherd’s Carpe Diem, which urges us to “seize the day” and was originally written for his doctoral graduation in 2008.
Happy new year to all our families and friends. We are so looking forward to lots of great music making in 2021. Enrolments are still being accepted – you can enrol online or if you want to chat about your options just give us a call on 366-1711.