The Banjo Orchestra meets again this FRIDAY 3rd MAY. It is led by Daniel B james and is open to players of all levels of ability! The session begins at 5pm and lasts for 90 minutes. Cost is £7.50 per session.
There is a SPOTLIGHT CONCERT this SATURDAY 4th MAY at 12:00. It will feature staff and students on guitar, accordion and voice and is absolutely free. Do come along and give them a listen.
The school organised the auditions for the Worcestershire Young Musicians Showcase concert on THURSDAY 9th MAY at 7:30pm. Out of 53 entries, 15 have been chosen to perform at the concert, which is at Huntingdon Hall. Tickets are available from Worcester Live 01905 611427. They cost £10 (£8 concessions).
Tickets for the school Music Theatre Academy production of ANNIE are now on sale from the school office (01905 28613). Rehearsals are going very well and this is something not to be missed. Performances are at Bishop Perowne School on FRIDAY 31st MAY at 7:30pm and SATURDAY 1st JUNE (matinee at 2:30pm, evening performance at 7:30pm).
On SUNDAY 7th JULY at Great Witley Church there is a fund-raising concert for the school featuring many of its teachers performing live. _____________________
THE SCHOOL TAKES OVER THE WORCESTERSHIRE MUSIC LIBRARY When the Worcestershire County Library moved to the Hive in July, it left the music section (housed in the Museum basement) behind. Following over a year of negotiations, the Elgar School of Music has taken over its management. We are doing so for an initial trial period of six months - the library has to be able to pay for itself as there is no subsidy available whatsoever.
This may prove to be quite an undertaking but we believe it to be wholly appropriate that we intervene to save the collection if we can. Here are some "who what where's".
Orchestral music, chamber music, vocal scores, part-song sheets, band-music for hire by musical groups or individuals. Borrower should be member of their library. Requests can still be made via the County Library website or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ground floor, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery, Foregate St
Gill Lumsdon and Peter Sheeran will run the library with the help of volunteers
The library is open most afternoons betwee 2 and 4 - but please call 01905 28613 to confirm
Scores are £1 each. Borrowers may pick up the music from the museum by appointment or it will be sent to them (and retrieved from them) by TNT, for a fee - £15 up to 11 kilos and £25 thereafter..
The school has historical links with the library and used to host fund-raising events for it using our own students. The music will be available to our own groups, choirs and students at reduced cost, and when one considers our own library, and that of the ESO which is based at the school, we could have a significant resource at our fingertips. We hope to eventually grow the library, especially its representation of English composers