The Cambridge Music Centre offers a combination of ensemble and orchestral experience on a weekly basis in term time for those playing their orchestral instruments at Grade 2 standard and above. The Centre nurtures specialist woodwind, string, brass and percussion ensembles as well as a full orchestra.
Throughout the term, our team work with students to explore a variety of repertoire following a theme, and embark on a collaborative creative project as well to allow students to explore composition and improvisation within a group context. The last session of each term culminates in a lively and enjoyable performance for parents and friends.
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The Old Histon & Impington Infant School, New School Road, CB24 9LL
The ensembles for brass, wind, strings and percussion meet first for an hour; everyone then combines after a short break to create the inspiring sound of a full orchestra. To get the most from the music centre, you are strongly encouraged to stay for the whole evening.
FOR: Orchestral musicians from Grades 2-6
Membership is £49 per term. We welcome new players to come and try it out first.
Please still register before attending so that we have your emergency contact details. You won't be charged if you decide not to continue.
To register please visit: Play in a band or ensemble
3 December CONCERT
25 March CONCERT
8 July CONCERT
Autumn term - Myths and Legends
Dive into the realms of mystery with us as we explore music inspired by tales of old, from Norse mythology in Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ to ‘A Bao A Qu’ by Mason Bates (an imaginary being from the mind of Jorge Luis Borges), and Cambridge’s local legend: Gog Magog.
Spring term - Curtain Up!
Show stoppers from the musical stage including highlights from Wicked, Hairspray, La La Land and West Side Story.
Summer term - Let's Face the Music and Dance
A selection of dances chosen to get you in the mood for moving. This collection varies from the traditional Hungarian Dances by Brahms, to ballroom scenes of a Romantic waltz, to modern dancefloor hits.
Strings - Shannon Hutchison-Krupat
Woodwind - Emily Myles
Brass - Jan Wyndham-Hall
Percussion - Mark Aldous
Centre Manager - Emily Myles