If you don’t already play or sing in one, why not? They are fun! There are ensembles for most instruments and standards. Ensembles tackle a variety of repertoire, from classical to film music and show tunes. Playing in an ensemble is also a great way of improving your sight-reading. They only cost £25 per term and you can have a free trial! Orchestra is a free class. Following on from the amazingly successful large ensembles at the Cadogan Hall concert last year, we’re looking at starting a Beginner Band and a Beginner String Ensemble. These would be for any pupils who started last year up to around grade 1. Let us know if you’re interested!
For string players from grade 1 – grade 3
10:00 – 10:30
For string players from grade 4 – grade 8
11:15 – 11:45
For woodwind and brass players from grade 1 – grade 3
10:30 – 11:00
The jazz ensemble is for pupils of grade 4 and above. They play some standards, learn to improvise, and create their own compositions! In recent years the Jazz Ensemble have played in the Cafe, performed at all our concerts, performed for Little Ealing’s Summer Fair, made a recording and played gigs at the TW12 Jazz Festival.
12:15 – 1:00
For flute players of grade 4 – grade 8.
09:30 – 10:00
For children in school years 3 – 6. They sing a variety of repertoire from traditional songs to songs from shows. Most songs are learned by rote at this stage. Basic singing technique is also covered.
11:15 – 11:45
For pupils in years 7-13. They sing a variety of repertoire from traditional songs to songs from shows, usually in 2 or 3 parts. More advanced singing technique and sight-singing is also covered.
11:45 – 12:15
For pupils of grade 3 and above. The orchestra is conducted by Pavel Timofejevsky and plays a variety of music from classical to film music. New members are always welcome.
10:30 – 11:15