Friday, 18 May 2018

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

CYM Back for the Summer Term!

We are back this Saturday 21st April 2018 and have a very busy term ahead- check out the Term Date Diary below!

SUMMER TERM

Dates 2017/18
Main Events / Activities
Morley College
Notre Dame
21st April
Clarence Ip Tang & Amelia Dew Concert
1.10pm Holst Room
28th April
Recorder Talk
1.10pm B08

String Department Concert
1.10pm ECH
Christian Forshaw Saxophone Masterclass 1pm-2pm Holst Room
Student Concert
1.10pm
ND Hall
 5th May
Piano Masterclass with
Tim Barratt 10am-2pm B05  

Guitar Department Concert
1.10pm B08
Student Concert
1.10pm
Holst Room
Student Concert
1.10pm
ND Hall
12th May
Laurens Price-Nowak
Cello Recital
1.10pm Holst Room

Piano Department Concert
1.10pm B05
Student Concert
1.10pm
Emma Cons Hall
Woodwind Department Concert 1.10pm  ND Hall MR
JUNIOR CONCERT ECH 4.30PM
19th May
EXAM ENTRY DEADLINE
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON & ABRSM

Piano Department Concert
1.10pm B05

String Department Concert
1.10pm B08
Brass Department Concert 1.10pm Holst Room MR
Student Concert
1.10pm
ND Hall
Fran Fest: 19th May 2018 7.30PM
Celebrating the life and spirit of Francesca Hanley
St Johns, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY
Half Term
Saturday 26th May & Saturday 2nd June



Dates 2017/18
Main Events / Activities
Morley College
Notre Dame
9th June
Vera Fonte Memorisation Workshop
1.10pm Holst Room
String Orchestra Concerto Concert 1.10pm ECH
16th June
Recorder Concert
1.10pm Holst Room

Piano Department Concert
1.10pm B05
Vocal Department Concert 1.10pm ND Hall
PERCUSSION EXAMS  JOHANNA SCHOOL
Wednesday 20th June
LOUIS WATT COMPETITION First Round – Holst Room
23rd June


PERCUSSION SUMMER CONCERT AND BBQ
1PM JOHANNA SCHOOL

Piano Department Concert
1.10pm B05
Guildhall Brass Quintet Visit
1.10pm Holst Room
Student Concert
1.10pm
ND Hall
30th June

LOUIS WATT COMPETITION FINAL – Holst Room 1pm
Annual Guitar Concert ECH 5pm-7pm
7th July

Composition Concert
1.10pm Holst room

String Department Concert
1.10pm B08
STAGECRAFT CONCERT
3:15-4:15pm
ND HALL
END OF TERM CONCERT
 4:30pm Emma Cons Hall MORLEY COLLEGE
EXAMS: ABRSM Morley College – Week commencing 16th July 2018
Trinity College London– 15th or 21st July 2018
LYWB Summer Course & Tour to Salzburg: 20th-26th  July
Concert: 26th St John’s Waterloo 7:30pm
Summer Music Course 30th July-3rd August 2018
Venue: Notre Dame School SE1 6EX
LSSO Concert Barbican Concert Hall, 17th September 2018

MK – Mark Kinkaid Accompanying
MR – Max Rowlands Accompanying 

NEXT TERM BEGINS ON 15th SEPTEMBER 2018

Thursday, 2 November 2017

CYM students perform in Mahler 3 at Southwark Cathedral


The Mahler Project was started in 2000 by Keith Willis, and has brought together hundreds of musicians through the music of Mahler. Sadly Keith died of a brain tumour in 2011, since when the concerts have been conducted by Keith's colleague, Daniel Capps, who is continuing the project in his honour, with the proceeds going primarily to Cancer Research UK. 

Some of our CYM students were invited to join in with the famous Bim Bam chorus from the Knabenchor in the 5th movement.

Matthew O'Keefe who is the choir tutor at CYM was the Chorus Master, and Daniel Capps, recently of the New York City Ballet, was the Conductor. The glorious mezzo-soprano soloist was Emma Stannard, recently graduated from the Royal Academy Opera Course. The Mahler Orchestra and Frauenchor were made up of students from the London music colleges, universities and young professionals. 

The next concert with be Mahler's 8th, the Symphony of 1000! Watch this space! 













Friday, 20 October 2017

Morley College and CYM Collaboration!

Morley Chamber Orchestra Beethoven 

piano concerto series


String players from CYM and the LSSO recently helped to enlarge the Morley Chamber Orchestra for a concert including Beethoven’s 1st piano concerto and pieces by John Woolrich. This was an extremely successful collaboration and the student players received much praise for their high standards of playing and their professional attitude. There are 4 more concerts to follow, each one including a Beethoven piano concerto.

The Morley chamber orchestra will give a series of five concerts in 2017-18, conducted by Charles Peebles. These will include the performance of all Beethoven’s piano concertos with Morley tutors as soloists, as well as ‘new’ works by John Woolrich, Colin Matthews and Paul Sarcich.


Monday, 2 October 2017

Friends of CYM AGM & Concert and a visit from Jeff Warner!

On Saturday 30th September we had a busy lunchtime including the Friends of CYM AGM & Concert and a visit from Jeff Warner!

The Friends of CYM are a huge part of the CYM family they had a great AGM and concert where Christine Bisatt was announced the new FCYM Chair - Congratulations Christine!

Following on from the lunchtime concert we had a visit from Jeff Warner who did a performance followed by a workshop with the CYM Folk Ensembles.

Jeff Warner is among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountaintops of America connect 21st-century audiences with the everyday lives – and artistry – of 19th-century Americans. “Providing more than just rich entertainment, Jeff will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the land you live in” (CaffĂ© Lena, Saratoga, NY). His songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, bring us the latest news from the distant past. Jeff Warner sings traditional American and English folk songs. He has performed at festivals and schools throughout America and abroad, and has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution. A Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, he was named a 2007 State Arts Council Fellow. He has recorded for Flying Fish, Appleseed and WildGoose Records.



















Thursday, 28 September 2017

CYM quartet perform at John Lyon’s Charity Event


John Lyon’s Charity celebrates awarding £100million over 25 years

On 27th September The John Lyon's Charity were delighted to be celebrating awarding £100million in grants to benefit children and young people across their Beneficial Area.
Since the Charity was formed in 1991, over 3,400 grants have been awarded to over 1,500 organisations.  The first grant round in 1991 distributed £198,166 in grants compared to the £10.2million awarded in the last financial year (2016/17).
A quartet formed of two CYM students and two CYM alumni members met once more as the Morley Quartet to entertain guests as they arrived at Westminster Abbey for a celebration of the fund raising successes of the John Lyons Charity.