Players in harmony with tuition sessions
DOZENS of musicians of all ages came together for Macclesfield Music Centre’s summer music courses.
The course which ran for three weeks at Beech Hall School in Tytherington were for players of wind, brass and string instruments.
The first week was aimed at wind and brass players. Players learned pieces in small mixed ensembles and then joined together in a full band where they played music from the Doctor Who series.
The second week was the turn of string players. This included a group of seven to eightyear-olds who played as an ensemble for the first time.
The third and final week was for orchestral players which culminated in a concert in the United Reform Church singing Riversong by Roger Emer- son in mony.
The concert also featured Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, film-inspired music by Christopher Norton and Star Trek.
This year’s full orchestral piece was Smetana’s River Moldau tone poem and as an encore the orchestra played The Girl from Ipanema.
For information about future courses visit maccmusiccentre.org.uk or call 07769 034679.
●● Macclesfield Music Centre players during the tuition courses and in concert