Chetham’s is a partner in both Manchester and Greater Manchester Music Education Hubs.
We’re delighted that the Greater Manchester Youth Jazz and String Orchestras hold their regular rehearsal weekends here at Chetham’s, and have done so since their inception. Chetham’s New School Building provides a fantastic base for the ensembles to meet and rehearse, and for our students and staff to work alongside young musicians from the wider region.
A number of Chetham’s students are also members of the Jazz Orchestra, whilst Director of Music Stephen Threlfall and Deputy Head of Strings Owen Cox are both involved in conducting and tutoring the String Orchestra. This partnership has arisen from a strong relationship with the Greater Manchester Music Education Hub, and has given both ensembles new opportunities to explore new repertoire and to prepare for performances at high profile Hub celebrations.
For more information about joining either ensemble, contact your local Music Service.