Music Makers: 2023-24
Hereford Cathedral School Music Department is delighted to unveil the first season of our new series ‘Music Makers.’ Having recently been selected as ‘Great for Music’ by The Week’s Independent Schools’ Guide, I am certain this exciting programme of events will strengthen our commitment to providing outstanding musical opportunities to musicians of all ages in Herefordshire and beyond.
This year’s series focuses on introducing a broad range of musical skills, giving insights into some of the disciplines today’s young people may wish to pursue in the world of professional music. As part of our school’s aims to equip students to be ‘real-world ready,’ we will introduce them to essential skills such as conducting, directing, accompanying, writing and arranging music as well as the benefits of the ‘Alexander Technique’ lauded by so many professional musicians.
We recognise that music is for all and several of our events are aimed at those in our community with an interest in furthering their musical knowledge and understanding. Our academic staff will be leading a series of individual ‘evening-style classes’ aimed at developing confidence with musical literacy, writing music and music appreciation.
Our two headline events this year provide the opportunity to work with musicians of international repute. We are delighted to welcome former King’s Singer and one of the country’s finest contemporary composers, Bob Chilcott, to lead a ‘Come and Sing Day’ at Hereford Cathedral as well as welcoming back the acclaimed Carducci Quartet to work with young string players and composers in the region.
I hope you will find something that inspires and interests you as a musician. Bookings can be made via the links below.
Mr Duncan Barlow
Director of Music, Hereford Cathedral School
So you want to be a composer/arranger?
Saturday 25 November
Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott
Saturday 13 January
An Introduction to Samba: a workshop for Primary Schools
Thursday 25 January
So you want to be an accompanist?
Saturday 27 January
Sing up! A vocal workshop for Primary Schools
Tuesday 23 April
So you want to be a conductor?
Saturday 27 April
An audience with The Carducci Quartet
Thursday 27 June