anonymous male et al. in Christ Church, Spitalfields, East End of London - 15 June, 1989

from Spitalfields Festival Education Project Report 1989:

Pirvate correspondance between colleagues involved in the Spitalfields Festival Education Project 

I was somewhat dreading the day ahead of me on arrival at Christ Church on the morning of Thursday 15 June. It struck me quite forcibly that in a few hours’ time nearly 250 children would be charging up and down […] complete with 250 sets of instrument cases, 250 sets of lunch packs and 250 requests to go to the lavatory. To my delight and surprise nothing could be …   more >>

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Spitalfields Festival Education Project Report 1989. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1634228034924 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Christ Church, Spitalfields, East End of London

Listeners

Listening to

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Two movements from a suite
written by Paul Hindemith
performed by Advanced string students from the Centre for Young Musicians
choral piece performed by Children from the Centre for Young Musicians, event staff, family audience
an arrangement of Gershwin songs
written by Gershwin
performed by Students from the Centre for Young Musicians, event staff, young children
Allegro Appassionata
written by Camille Saint-Saëns
performed by Young female student from the Centre for Young Musicians
Theme and variations on the Fawlty Towers music
written by students, Dennis Wilson
performed by Cello quartet of students from the Centre for Young Musicians
jazz scat
written by Children
performed by Students from the Centre for Young Musicians
Beethoven's String quintet, in C major, final movement performed by Advanced string students from the Centre for Young Musicians
Movements from a Concerto Grosso
written by Arcangelo Corelli
performed by Advanced string students from the Centre for Young Musicians
Unspecified Swiss (?) music for eight violins performed by Students from the Centre for Young Musicians
pop song
written by Children
performed by Students from the Centre for Young Musicians
demonstration lesson, string instruments teaching technique performed by Child students from the Centre for Young Musicians, String instrument teacher

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 June, 1989
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

The listening experience describes the first public performance of the Tower Hamlets String Project, run by the LEA and the Spitalfields Festival Education Project. The listener, connected to the Spitalfields Festival, sums up the range of music performed as ‘items and sections of pieces that showed small solo forces, chamber forces and large string ensemble’.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:13:56 +0100
Approved on Sun, 13 Feb 2022 11:13:05 +0000