Christmas concert rehearsals

Mon 30 Nov / Tue 1 Dec / Wed 3 Dec – Main Hall

Mon 30 Nov

3.30 – 4.30      Jazz Band

Tue 1 Dec (Rehearsals for all and Tue night ensembles)  Day 2

8.45     Guitar Ensemble

9.00     Soloists: Kiya G 7-1, Holly H Y8, Hope E 8-7, Miranda W 10-1

9.25     1st Orchestra

10.05   Chamber Choir

10.45   Senior Choir (continued after Rec)

11.05   Rec

11.25   Senior Choir

11.40   Junior and Senior Choir (One Candle)

11.55   Junior Choir

12.30   Saxophone Ensemble

1.00     Stage managers meeting – Y12/Y13

1.30     2nd Orchestra

2.00     String Orchestra

2.30     Flute Ensemble

3.00     Wind Band

3.30     End

6.30pm Tue 1 Dec concert – all performers arrive for 7pm start

Wed 2 Dec  (Rehearsals for Wed night ensembles)  Day 3

1.15     Amelia C and Eleanor W Y13 – Messiah duet

1.30     Junior Strings

2.00     Cello ensemble

2.30     Recorder ensemble

3.00     Folk Band

3.15     String trio – Katie A, Ellie C, Wendy G-Y Y10

Please let your teachers know in advance which lessons you will be missing. Going to the Devisdale you must walk across in 2s at least – see Ms Mayall if any questions.

Bowdon Youth Festival 2016

Bowdon-Youth-festivalThe 4th Bowdon Youth Festival will take place over the weekend 4th & 7th February 2016.
Classes for Brass, Woodwind, Strings, Piano, Organ,Voice, Choir, Speech and Drama. Certificates for all entrants and Class prizes.

The closing date is November 30th.
Click here to download the application form:
Bowdon Youth Festival Music Entry Form 2016

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra Concert

LCO-22ndNovember2015Making a most welcome return to conduct and direct the orchestra from the harpsichord is JUSTIN DOYLE from Opera North, formerly director of the Manchester Chamber Choir and now too working with the BBC Singers. We are very privileged –and fortunate-to have as our soloist for this concert , the distinguished soprano Bibi Heal who has already established an outstanding reputation nationally and internationally on the opera stage, in oratorio and in a extremely diverse variety of other musical genres. The first half of the concert is a “Handelfest” with extracts from some of Handel’s many operas. The second half will include some rarely heard Haydn works including an early symphony and Bibi Heal will join the orchestra in one of Mozart’s finest works for the solo voice the concert aria “Ah lo previdi” which the composer wrote especially for one of the greatest singers of his day.

A true musical treat in store for all.

For more information, please contact me on 0161.980.4275 by E-mail  or for more details about the orchestra via its web-site.

AGGS First Music Festival

AGGS Music festival, October 2015

Congratulations to all 160 performers who took part today in our very first ever AGGS Music festival. It was wonderful to hear so many wonderful performances on a huge variety of instruments from Y7 through to Y13, and also to see really large audiences, made of up of parents and other AGGS students/staff.

Many thanks to our peripatetic music teachers, who coach very many of our girls; to Mr Aidan Bradley and Mrs Helen Bray for their insightful and entertaining adjudication throughout the day; to Mrs Gillibrand, Miss Wright for helping with the smooth running of the festival and to Mrs Dickinson for her accompanying.

Click here to see the list of winners 

Happy half term!

Ms Mayall

Chester Young Musicians of the Year Competition

Chester Young Musicians of the Year CompetitionCHESTER YOUNG MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR

The Chester Young Musicians Competition is being held in November and the format has changed  this year;  there will be three categories to include younger children and a wider range of standard.   The winners will play in a concert, be awarded a £100 cash prize and  have the opportunity to apply for a £500 bursary.   The competition is held in Chester but it invites entries from anyone living within a 40 mile radius.

The information is on the website  follow links to the competition.

Calling all parents – AGGS Music Festival

we need some help with our new AGGS Music Festival.

Can you spare a few hours to help us on Wed 21 October to be a steward at our festival? This should be a lovely day and a great way to hear all of our talented musicians here at school as they perform.

If you can help, please contact Ms Mayall (Head of Music) on 0161 912 5912  ext 7131

AGGS String Orchestra have again won through to the National Finals of Music For Youth

String orchestra success
AGGS String Orchestra have again won through to the National Finals of Music For Youth with their exciting programme which included Britten and Bartok. This ensemble is led brilliantly by Mrs Janet Janes, also violin and viola teacher at AGGS and includes advanced and committed string players from Y8 to Y13.

The girls will play their national final programme in the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham on Fri 10 July, competing against the top string orchestras and ensembles in the country.

If you would like to hear the orchestra perform, they will be playing their 15 minute programme in the AGGS Summer Serenade during the evening Monday 6th July. Tickets available from Reception.

Good luck girls!

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