Chetham’s Orchestral Course focuses on all aspects of orchestral performance for students aged 11-17 years old of an intermediate to advanced level. Open to all orchestral instruments (except guitars and saxophones), the course is suitable for all instrumentalists who may or may not have had experience of playing in an ensemble setting.
As well as developing their individual skills, instrumentalists will also learn how to play as a section in small groups led by faculty at Chetham’s. The orchestra will be conducted by our guest conductor, Ellie Slorach, and are playing a wide range of styles of repertoire with the theme of magic including:
- Genesis by Rossano Galante
- Excerpts from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
- Harry Potter by John Williams
- Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn
- Drifting Tides by Narayanan
As part of Chetham’s Summer Music Course, orchestral musicians will also have opportunities to interact with participants on the piano and vocal pathways in course wide activities, furthering developing their skills as well-rounded performers through engagement with other musicians and live music making.
‘Perfect mix of music and activities’ – Orchestra student
‘My son had the time of his life! He didn’t want the week to end, has made some lovely new friends and memories that will last a lifetime. His enthusiasm for music is as strong as ever – I haven’t been able to stop him playing since he came home!’ – Orchestra parent