Bookings open for Christmas 2017

Hello to all members and friends of Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra.

The days are getting shorter and winter is on its way but Holiday Orchestra is ready to see out 2017 with another brilliant festive course. When Christmas is over and New Year not yet arrived, we shall be making music and having fun at West Road Concert Hall. With David Minchin as Course Director, Steve Bingham as orchestral conductor/senior string tutor, and a fantastic line-up of tutors and activities, we are sure to have something to offer to every musical child and young person. From Percussion Games with Anthony Paul and Folk for Fun with Iain Mann, through strings, bands, choirs and many other sections all the way to Symphony Orchestra, there is a huge range of interests and expertise. The Orchestra will be playing Marquez Danzon no.2, which is a South American piece, made famous by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra from Venezuela.

This time, our taster instrument is the bassoon, the lowest of the woodwind and an instrument of great character. Be warned, we can only manage a group of 10, so please book very early and be prepared to be disappointed if we are already full.

One word: our Summer Course was long, busy and exciting, and we did have some problems with excited children. Our Child Behaviour Policy directs us to telephone parents if necessary, but we much prefer not to have to do so. Therefore, to avoid having any more monkeys balancing on the auditorium balconies, please would all parents and carers impress on their children that safety for all and consideration for others are of paramount importance. Holiday Orchestra adults are acting in loco parentis and must be listened to.

Meanwhile, choose an action-packed programme of music from around the world and join us at West Road Concert Hall from Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th December. As our unofficial slogan says: “Make Music, Make Friends”.

Yours,
Lydia Hill, Chair, Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra.