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  1. New Lunchtime Concert: Violin, recorder, flute & more

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    Friday’s lunchtime concert, featuring solo, accompanied and ensemble performances, is now available to stream on our YouTube Channel.

    Each week, our online lunchtime concerts showcase the work of our young Chetham’s musicians, who have been learning remotely throughout lockdown.

    This concert, the penultimate in our current series features a wide range of music, including pieces composed by Bach, Goedicke, Gillingham and Mendelssohn.

    You can watch the concert below, and don’t forget that all our previous lunchtime concerts are compiled in this handy playlist.

    PROGRAMME

    BACH — Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043 (3’41″)
    I. Vivace

    Laura, Katie Stillman — violin
    Elena Nalimova — piano

    BACH — Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 (4′)
    I. Adagio

    Casey-Joan — violin

    TELEMANN — Fantasia No.2 BWV 40:3 (4’39″)
    I. Grave
    II. Vivace
    III. Adagio
    IV. Allegro

    Mabel — recorder

    GOEDICKE — Concert Etude in G minor, Op. 49 (3′)

    Ted — trumpet
    Gemma Webster — piano

    GILLINGHAM — Sonata for bass trombone (3’53″)
    I. Allegro

    Megan — bass trombone
    Gemma Webster — piano

    W. GRANT STILL — Summerland (3’30″)

    Alanagh — flute
    Nick Oliver — piano

    MENDELSSOHN — Octet Op.20 in Eb major (15’11″)
    I. Allegro moderato con fuoco

    Faye, Elena, Sanni, Kiana — violin
    Mitzi, Jamie — viola
    Joseph, Adam — cello

  2. NEW Lunchtime Concert: Friday 26 June

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    The latest in our Friday lunchtime concert series features piano, vocal and saxophone.

    Our online concerts are recorded at home by our Chetham’s musicians, for you to enjoy in your home.

    Tune in at 1.30pm every Friday on our YouTube channel.

    Watch this week’s concert, from Friday 26 June, here:

  3. Lunchtime Concert Broadcast: Friday 5 June

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    Join us on Friday 5 June at 1.30pm, for a lunchtime concert, broadcast directly to you.

    Our online lunchtime concerts series continues, streaming here every Friday throughout lockdown.

    Comprised of new performances, created at home by our talented young musicians, the concert will premiere on our YouTube Channel and will be available on this page too. You can set a YouTube reminder to be notified when the concert premieres so you don’t miss out!

    Watch:

    PROGRAMME

    Beethoven – Für Elise
    Cameron – piano

    Gordon Jacob – Robot March
    Sean – cello
    Elena Nalimova – piano

    Massenet – Meditation
    Oona – violin
    Martyn Parkes – piano

    Grieg – Waltz Op.12 No.2 in A minor
    Liam – piano

    Pablo de Sarasate – Malagueña Op.21 No.1
    Lily-May – violin
    Simon Passmore – piano

    Debussy – Première Rhapsodie
    Robbie – clarinet
    Martyn Parkes – piano

  4. COVID-19 Risk Assessment Summary

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    Updated September 2020:

    In line with government and sector guidance, Chetham’s has carried out a full COVID-19 Risk Assessment.

    We have implemented measures to allow teaching and learning to continue whilst keeping students, staff and parents safe.

    Our Risk Assessment will be under regular review in response to the latest information available in the coming weeks and months. We have published the current version of the Risk Assessment Summary, which is available below:

     

    BSA Covid-Safe Charter

    We are also adopting the Boarding School’s Association’s Covid-Safe Charter, ready for September.

    This helps us to ensure the most rigorous compliance with government and BSA guidance on safety during the Covid -19 pandemic.

    Download the full Covid-Safe Charter here:

     

  5. NEW Lunchtime Concert Broadcast: Friday 29 May

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    Join us on Friday 29 May at 1.30pm, for a lunchtime concert, broadcast directly to you.

    This is the first in our new series of online lunchtime concerts, streaming here every Friday throughout lockdown.

    Composed of new performances, created at home by our talented young musicians, the concert will premiere on our YouTube Channel and will be available on this page too. You can set a YouTube reminder to be notified when the concert premieres so you don’t miss out!

    WATCH:

    PROGRAMME:

    Telemann – Fantasia No.7 in Eb major TWV 40:20
    i. Dolce
    ii. Allegro

    Naghi – violin

     

    attrib. Alessandro Stradella – Pieta Signore
    Tchaikovsky – Humoreske

    Austin – cello
    Simon Passmore – piano

     

    Walter Carroll – The Reef

    Laura – piano

     

    Tchaikovsky – Valse Sentimale

    Casey-Joan – violin
    Nick Oliver – piano

     

    Messiaen – Regard No.6 Par lui tout a été fait (“Through Him everything was made”)

    James – piano

  6. 2020 Easter Message

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    At this time of year we would normally welcome guests, alumni, parents, students and colleagues to Manchester Cathedral for Founder’s Day.

    We would be holding a service in thanksgiving to the gift of Humphrey Chetham, our founder, and to recognise the work of the Chetham’s Foundation.

    This year, more than ever, this Founder’s Day is all about connection. We cannot meet in person this year, but we are still able to unite in our love of music.

    Have the most joyous Easter.

    Alun Jones,
    Principal

  7. Covid-19: Students begin online learning

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    We are pleased to confirm that online learning has now begun for all students at Chetham’s School of Music.

    The school’s leadership would like to thank all students, parents, guardians, teachings staff and support staff for their rapid response to the challenges presented by Covid-19.

    The reaction of our Chetham’s community to this remarkable shared challenge has been truly heartwarming.

    It is inspiring to observe the passion and dedication demonstrated by students and staff towards their music, learning and teaching.

    While it will take a few more days for everyone to get to grips with the full range of remote learning systems at our disposal, we are working hard to roll out these solutions; and are thankful to the wonders of modern technology at this time.

    We can confirm that remote teaching will be in place now until the Easter holidays.

    Unfortunately, all public concerts involving our incredible young Chetham’s musicians will be cancelled during this period. Ticket holders for public concerts are being notified directly. Please bear with us while we do this.

    Further updates will be issued directly to students, parents and guardians as we have them, as well as on the Chetham’s website.

    Alun Jones,
    Principal