MUSIC TOUR!

Get your buckets and spades ready, we’re off to the Isle of Wight for music tour in 2022.

More information to follow on cost, excursions and concerts, as well as how to reserve your place.

We are really looking forward to taking you all on music tour again. In the meantime, here’s the video from our last tour back in 2019. Enjoy!

Last night’s MusicFest

What a fab concert! Well done again to everyone who took part (performers, tech team and stagehands). You are all a credit to Hayes School.

Year 7 Concert

Which music class will win the song contest?

Keep practising your class song during half term. You’ll need to know the lyrics off by heart.

Monticello Consulting Group | Celebrating Black History Month!

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Sam Cook (1931 – 1964) was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Cooke is commonly referred to as the “King of Soul” for his distinctive vocals. He was a central part of the Civil Rights Movement, using his influence and popularity with the white and black population to campaign for racial equality.

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The Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society are delighted to announce their first concert of the 2021-22 Season:

Michael Collins, Clarinet, with Michael McHale, Piano

Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7.30pm

Bawtree Hall, Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0QU

Charles-Marie Widor: Introduction et Rondo Op.72

Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op.167

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano FP 184

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles Op.23

Joseph Horovitz: Clarinet Sonatina

Tickets: Free entry for Under 25s

Tickets via www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk/programme.php

Michael Collins MBE is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. He received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award in 2007. With a continuing, distinguished career as a clarinet soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. He is Artistic Director in Residence of the London Mozart Players, and from 2010 – 2018 he was the Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia. Recent highlights have included worldwide appearances as a soloist and a conductor. In 2017 Michael was awarded a Grammy for his disc ‘Shakespeare Songs’ with Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano. Michael is in great demand as a chamber musician, performing regularly with Sir András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Stephen Hough, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis. He has appeared at prestigious events such as the Proms, the Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Festival, City of London Festival, Cheltenham International Festival and the Bath Mozartfest. During the 2019-20 season he was Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall which included concerts with Stephen Hough, as well as tonight’s pianist, Michael McHale.

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Click here to see a list of FREE recitals on Saturdays at St George’s Parish Church, Beckenham. Entry is free with a retiring collection to support the music of St. George’s Parish Church.

And finally …

Happy Half Term – Saint Gregory's Bath

EXCITING NEWS!

Well done Miss Werry!

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Firstly, we need to say a huge WELL DONE to Miss Werry who completed the London Marathon last Sunday. 26.2 MILES!!! Not only that, she smashed her fundraising target for The Brooke. The Brooke is an international charity that protects and improves the lives of horses, donkeys and mules which give people in the developing world the opportunity to work their way out of poverty. Read about their work here.

New DeadlinE: Monday 11th October by 5pm

Please get your entries in for MusicFest by 5pm on Monday 11th October using this form.

Students in any year group are welcome to perform – it doesn’t matter if this is your first performance or your thousandth! All communication with performers will be done using your school email address, so be prepared to respond to emails once you’ve put your entry in.

If you want Miss W to play piano for your piece, please give her the sheet music ASAP if you haven’t already (and organise a run through).

All year 7s need to be practising their class song at home, as well as learning the lyrics off by heart in preparation for the Year 7 Concert. Your teacher will have also spoken to the class about auditions to choose the class soloist. Please speak to your music teacher if you have any questions.

Monticello Consulting Group | Celebrating Black History Month!

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In June 2021, rising star violinist Randall Goosby released Roots, an exploration of the music written by Black composers and inspired by Black American culture. The album is a homage to the pioneering musicians that paved the way for Goosby and his generation of young artists, and looks forward to the future as well.

Goosby says, “I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this album during such a pivotal moment in history. It has been a year of division and isolation for so many – I hope this music will inspire not only the kind of curiosity and creativity that brings people together, but also the reflection, understanding and compassion we so desperately need moving forward.”

“Many of these African-American composers – William Grant Still, Florence Price, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – had to navigate society at a time when racism, prejudice and segregation were commonplace. Today, artists like myself, and other young artists of colour, enjoy more of a sense of freedom and confidence in pursuing a career in classical music.”

Goosby’s sparkling enthusiasm for the violin seeks to show young people that music can inspire regardless of background, and with the release of Roots, he continues to recognise the immense impact of the work done by Black and female composers in the last century. He says, “If it weren’t for these composers, these artists and this music, I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today. This recording is a tribute to their lives and experiences, and their dedication to creating this art that we all love.”

Find out more about Randall Goosby here.

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The Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society are delighted to announce their first concert of the 2021-22 Season:

Michael Collins, Clarinet, with Michael McHale, Piano

Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7.30pm

Bawtree Hall, Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0QU

Charles-Marie Widor: Introduction et Rondo Op.72

Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op.167

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano FP 184

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles Op.23

Joseph Horovitz: Clarinet Sonatina

Tickets: Free entry for Under 25s

Tickets via www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk/programme.php

Michael Collins MBE is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. He received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award in 2007. With a continuing, distinguished career as a clarinet soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. He is Artistic Director in Residence of the London Mozart Players, and from 2010 – 2018 he was the Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia. Recent highlights have included worldwide appearances as a soloist and a conductor. In 2017 Michael was awarded a Grammy for his disc ‘Shakespeare Songs’ with Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano. Michael is in great demand as a chamber musician, performing regularly with Sir András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Stephen Hough, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis. He has appeared at prestigious events such as the Proms, the Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Festival, City of London Festival, Cheltenham International Festival and the Bath Mozartfest. During the 2019-20 season he was Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall which included concerts with Stephen Hough, as well as tonight’s pianist, Michael McHale.

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Click here to see a list of FREE recitals on Saturdays at St George’s Parish Church, Beckenham. Entry is free with a retiring collection to support the music of St. George’s Parish Church.

And finally …

Try out Google’s interactive experiment ‘Paint with Music’ by clicking here.

(Warning: This has the potential to be highly addictive!)

Sign up for Music Fest

The deadline for entries is Friday 8th October

There are only 1.5 weeks to go until our first concert of the year! MusicFests are informal concerts where students from any year group can perform pieces of their own choice to a friendly and supportive audience. We always have a huge range of music, from students’ very first public performance to students who are already hugely experienced musicians. We have all styles of music from classical to rock to musical theatre and students’ own compositions. There are solos, duets and groups.

Here is the video from a previous MusicFest so you can get a flavour of what it’s like:

Please get your entries in for MusicFest by 5pm on Friday 8th October using this form.

Students in any year group are welcome to perform – it doesn’t matter if this is your first performance or your thousandth! All communication with performers will be done using your school email address, so be prepared to respond to emails once you’ve put your entry in.

If you want Miss W to play piano for your piece, please give her the sheet music ASAP if you haven’t already (and organise a run through).

What is the Fibonacci Sequence?

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The Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society are delighted to announce their first concert of the 2021-22 Season:

Michael Collins, Clarinet, with Michael McHale, Piano

Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7.30pm

Bawtree Hall, Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0QU

Charles-Marie Widor: Introduction et Rondo Op.72

Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op.167

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano FP 184

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles Op.23

Joseph Horovitz: Clarinet Sonatina

Tickets: Free entry for Under 25s

Tickets via www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk/programme.php

Michael Collins MBE is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. He received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award in 2007. With a continuing, distinguished career as a clarinet soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. He is Artistic Director in Residence of the London Mozart Players, and from 2010 – 2018 he was the Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia. Recent highlights have included worldwide appearances as a soloist and a conductor. In 2017 Michael was awarded a Grammy for his disc ‘Shakespeare Songs’ with Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano. Michael is in great demand as a chamber musician, performing regularly with Sir András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Stephen Hough, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis. He has appeared at prestigious events such as the Proms, the Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Festival, City of London Festival, Cheltenham International Festival and the Bath Mozartfest. During the 2019-20 season he was Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall which included concerts with Stephen Hough, as well as tonight’s pianist, Michael McHale.

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Click here to see a list of free recitals on Saturdays at St George’s Parish Church, Beckenham.

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MusicFest will now be on Thursday 14th October.

Sign up by 5pm on Friday 8th October

There are only 2.5 weeks to go until our first concert of the year! MusicFests are informal concerts where students from any year group can perform pieces of their own choice to a friendly and supportive audience. We always have a huge range of music, from students’ very first public performance to students who are already hugely experienced musicians. We have all styles of music from classical to rock to musical theatre and students’ own compositions. There are solos, duets and groups.

Here is the video from a previous MusicFest so you can get a flavour of what it’s like:

Please get your entries in for MusicFest by 5pm on Friday 8th October using this form.

Students in any year group are welcome to perform – it doesn’t matter if this is your first performance or your thousandth! All communication with performers will be done using your school email address, so be prepared to respond to emails once you’ve put your entry in.

If you want Miss W to play piano for your piece, please give her the sheet music ASAP if you haven’t already (and organise a run through).

Fab FREE local concert to go to

The Oxted and Limpsfield Music Society are delighted to announce their first concert of the 2021-22 Season:

Michael Collins, Clarinet, with Michael McHale, Piano

Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7.30pm

Bawtree Hall, Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0QU

Charles-Marie Widor: Introduction et Rondo Op.72

Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op.167

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano FP 184

Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles Op.23

Joseph Horovitz: Clarinet Sonatina

Tickets: Free entry for Under 25s

Tickets via www.oxtedandlimpsfieldmusicsociety.org.uk/programme.php

Michael Collins MBE is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. He received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year Award in 2007. With a continuing, distinguished career as a clarinet soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor. He is Artistic Director in Residence of the London Mozart Players, and from 2010 – 2018 he was the Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia. Recent highlights have included worldwide appearances as a soloist and a conductor. In 2017 Michael was awarded a Grammy for his disc ‘Shakespeare Songs’ with Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano. Michael is in great demand as a chamber musician, performing regularly with Sir András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Stephen Hough, Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis. He has appeared at prestigious events such as the Proms, the Aldeburgh Festival, Edinburgh Festival, City of London Festival, Cheltenham International Festival and the Bath Mozartfest. During the 2019-20 season he was Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall which included concerts with Stephen Hough, as well as tonight’s pianist, Michael McHale.

Another local concert:

‘A Prom at Crystal Palace’

SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER, 6:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The fourth concert season in SE19 – London Mozart Players

London Mozart Players
Ruth Rogers (leader)
Christina Johnston (soprano)
The Central Band of the Royal British Legion

David Cole (conductor)

The bunting is up! After 18 months of performing under Covid restrictions, Crystal Palace’s resident orchestra, the London Mozart Players, is back with a bang! The orchestra kicks off its exciting six-concert SE19 season with a concert packed with the best-loved works in the classical repertoire. In the cherished tradition of the ‘Last Night of the Proms’, St John’s, Upper Norwood, will resound with all your orchestral favourites: Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ and ‘Pomp and Circumstance March’, Holst’s ‘Jupiter’, Walton’s ‘Crown Imperial’, Vaughan Williams’ ‘Greensleeves’ and much, much more. This magical musical extravaganza has something for everyone.

Ticket prices:
Young Person (16-25) £10
Child (under 16) £5

Tickets via https://www.londonmozartplayers.com/booking/?event-id=22258&instances-id=9601

Address:

St John the Evangelist
Sylvan Road
Upper Norwood
London, SE19 2RX

Music book recommendation

Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day by Clemency Burton-Hill

Waterstones.com synopsis:

The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.

Classical music for everyone – an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill.

Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin? 

Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts.

Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you’re from.

Playlists are available on most streaming music platforms including Apple Music and Spotify.

BYMT is open and ready to welcome you back

All systems go!

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It has been fantastic to hear our corridor alive with music again this week.

MusicFest is coming! Please note the new date 14th Oct

Our first concert of the year is coming up. MusicFests are informal concerts where students from any year group can perform pieces of their own choice to a friendly and supportive audience. We always have a huge range of music, from students’ very first public performance to students who are already hugely experienced musicians. We have all styles of music from classical to rock to musical theatre and students’ own compositions. There are solos, duets and groups.

Here is the video from a previous MusicFest so you can get a flavour of what it’s like:

Details on how to take part to follow.

Ksenija Sidorova at the Proms 2021

Ksenija Sidorova

Enjoy this fab clip of Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova playing a piece called Libertango by Piazzolla arr. John Lenehan. Watch from 14 minutes in.

Music podcast recommendation

Soul Music is a music documentary series on BBC Radio 4 which aims to focus on the emotional impact of famous pieces of music. The works chosen can be anything from classical, popular, jazz or religious.

The programme doesn’t have a presenter, but features a montage of interviews interspersed with clips of the work in question. Each programme usually has three to five contributors who have a personal story connected to the piece of music. One is usually a musicologist, conductor or performer who discusses the background to the work or composer, the other contributors are people who have a personal story connected to the piece.

Listen to Soul Music here.

Why music from our teens stays with us forever

The nostalgia surrounding our favourite songs isn’t just a recollection of old memories; scientific studies show we remember more from our adolescence and early twenties than any other period of our lives.

The music we listen to during this period has greater lasting impact than songs in later life because of a psychological phenomenon called the reminiscence bump. Click here to find out more.

Let’s make A LOT OF NOISE this term!

All rehearsals start in the week beginning Monday 13th September and we are so excited! Try out the different activities on offer and BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

Please note that the guitar group has changed time-slot

Calling all clarinet players

Famous Clarinet Players | Woodwind & Brasswind : The Music Room

Please pop in to CGG or email me (elf) to let me know you play the clarinet. I am hoping to put together a clarinet choir this term. Watch this space … From Mrs Foster

Opportunities at BYMT this term

Bromley Youth Music Trust is an independent music service nationally renowned for providing a very high quality, comprehensive and inclusive instrumental and vocal music education to the young people of Bromley and surrounding areas, as well as providing a wide range of performance opportunities. We are very lucky to have this service in Bromley.

Please click on the picture below to find out more about the many opportunities on offer at BYMT this term:

The Music Hub @ BYMT

The Music Hub is a social enterprise musical instrument and supplies business based at BYMT. The Music Hub sells anything and everything that’s music related. They also consider part exchange and have a range of pre-loved instruments for sale.

Please click here to find out more.

Please don’t try this at home!

Click on the heading below to read this story.

This day in music

This Day in Music History: January 24

Please click here to find out what has happened on this day in the past in the music world.

Welcome back!

Extra curricular music @ Hayes this term:

Please note: A clarinet choir will also be added to the timetable. Please email Mrs Foster (elf) to let me know you play the clarinet and which days/times would work for you.

We are SUPER excited to get started with you all. Let’s make 2021-2022 as musical as possible!

Instrumental and singing lessons @ Hayes:

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Put your rhythm to the test by trying out this interactive musical Google Doodle celebrating swing dance and the Savoy Ballroom in New York. Click on the link in the previous sentence, and then click on the flashing arrow.

Behind the Doodle:

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We have only had three weeks of rehearsal this term… and even then with hugely reduced numbers of students. We miss all our concerts and rehearsals so much! Still, we are proud that we have been able to put a few things together for this virtual Christmas concert… and we look forward to 2021 being a lot MORE full of music!
Some fun ideas for Christmas music-making – or a future MusicFest item, maybe?

Stay musical over the holidays! You’ll find some Christmas carol karaoke here and awesome singing blobs here (yes, really!)

There’s loads of great music being streamed over the holidays… check out this guide. Also check out loads of things to listen to and music facts here

Listen to what the BYMT ensembles have been working on this term here

Have a great, music-filled Christmas, and we look forward to making LOTS OF NOISE at some point next year!

The blog is back!

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What a weird year this has been… but for the first time since March, we will be able to start a very limited programme of extra-curricular activities next week. We are restricted to keeping activities within bubbles, and lunchtime is too short to use for rehearsing these days, so we can only offer music activities for Years 7, 8 and 9. Here is what’s on offer:

Wednesday after school: Year 7 choir and Year 7 band

Thursday after school: Year 9 Jamsesh (all instruments/voices)

Friday after school: Year 8 Jamsesh (all instruments/voices)

We can only accommodate a small number of students at a time because of the limits on how many people can sing/play wind instruments in a room, and if you have expressed an interest in joining, we have emailed a number of you to invite you (check your emails!). Further places may become available in due course.

Although this is a very small beginning, we are really looking forward to doing some music, and recording some things to put into a Virtual Christmas Concert.

BYMT Musical Theatre workshop

TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER BYMT will be welcoming CARLY THOMS (West End’s Current Miss Honey) for an exclusive online MATILDA Workshop.  Looking at the acting & dancing skills required for MATILDA, Carly will coach you through some of the scenes from the hit West End show & teach you some of the choreography.  There are 3 workshops 5.30-6.30pm (Ages 8-11) / 6.45-7.45pm (ages 12-15) / 8.00-9.00pm (ages 16-21).  Cost is £8 per student.  Spaces are limited – don’t miss out!  For more information & to book, please visit www.tinyurl.com/bymtmatilda  

Jess Gillam’s Virtual Scratch Ensemble – Christmas edition

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The concept is simple: On the website there are parts for all instruments, you video yourself playing the part that suits you most, send it in and then they’ll collate all of the videos to make a Virtual Orchestra and Jess will play along too. All audio parts will be used in the final video, however it may not be possible to include all video appearances.

The Christmas piece will be Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Written in 1948 by Leroy Anderson and recorded by The Ronnettes, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby, this piece is a firm Christmas favourite and will be great fun for us all to play together. You can download musical parts and choice of click tracks from www.jessgillamsax.co.uk