Music for all

“Music is for all at Ellesmere College! Opportunities for music are wide and varied,” says new Head of Music Julian Whittaker and new Deputy Head of Music Bethan Jones. Both are accomplished musicians themselves - Julian sings, plays piano, viola, organ and mandolin, and Bethan also sings, plays cornet, violin and piano. Ellesmere has a very exciting action plan for music. We want every child to be able to learn a musical instrument, to participate in musical groups and to undertake a challenging and varied programme of classroom work, including performing, listening and composing.

New weekly activities include:

Ceilidh and Jazz Bands for both junior and senior pupils, Choirs of different types for both junior and senior pupils, a Samba Band for the juniors and a Concert Band for the seniors.

But music at Ellesmere is not just for pupils at the college, The Ellesmere Choral Society welcomes not only students but also all the community.

Concert Series 2002 - 3

October 17th

Chamber Concert

December 6th, 8th, 9th.

Carol Services

January 30th

Judith Tilston (soprano) and Wendy Duke (piano) perform operatic arias, musicals and piano solos

February 13th

Upper School Musical Evening

March 20th

Lower School Musical Evening

March 22nd

Nelson Mass: Haydn Requiem etc

May 15th

Graham Scott: Piano.

June 12th

Mervyn Williams (organ) accompanied by Senior School Choir and soloists.

If you are interested in joining the Ellesmere Choral Socity or want further details on any of the concerts which are being performed at the College please contact Julian Whittaker on 01691 622321.

27th September 2002  Back to News