The Club is actively involved in giving students of all ages the experience of listening to and talking to international chamber music players. The Formosa, Wihan and St Petersburg Quartets have all played in local schools and each year there is a specific programme designed for junior schools. Details of the 2017-18 projects are set out below. Funds come from members donations and from the Club’s Development Fund, supported by members and local charities and trusts.
Education Projects during the 2017-18 season
Chroma Ensemble will again play 5-6-7th March 2018 for the NNCM Schools Music Project. We asked for a jazz element this year and to keep pupil participation as high as possible. CHROMA’s idea is that they bring Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band to Norwich! They say: ‘To celebrate 50 years since this seminal album first came out our wonderful violinist David Le Page has re-crafted the music for violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, jazz piano and drum kit. A chamber version of the album with new ideas, giving people like amazing jazz drummer Eric Ford and jazz pianist David Gordon freedom to play in the interesting ways they do. A version of Sgt Pepper, with integrity, but a different slant.
We also have a huge range of English music from Tallis to Radiohead which we would bring to the schools, showing off the capabilities of each instrument. The children could learn “When I’m 64” in advance, which is great fun to sing (Stu remembers singing it at primary school in assemblies!”
The programme is under development, further details as soon as we have them.