Entries by Chris George

Lilla Akademien Residency

October 2017 A wonderful residency from the 18-strong wind ensemble from the Lilla Akademien (Junior Academy) of Stockholm.  During the week they spent the daytimes at Victoria College, performing to over five hundred children at Primary and Secondary level. They also joined forces with the wind and brass instrument players at the school to create […]

French Horn project with Martin Owen

6th October 2017 Les Cor Jerriais had a fun afternoon rehearsing and performing horn-calls in town with visiting French Horn soloist Martin Owen, who was on the island to perform a concerto with the Jersey Chamber Orchestra.  Many thanks to Music In Action for allowing this event to take place.

Jersey International Masterclasses

29th July – 6th August 2017 The Jersey International Masterclasses is a summer music course based at the academy, and this year 22 students from England, Spain, France, Belgium, and Jersey participated in a full week of tuition and concerts. The course is linked with Royal College of Music, and the teaching faculty is coordinated […]

Flute Ensemble Day

27th July 2017 Led by Claire and Andy Harvey, this involved an group of young flautists in a day of ensemble playing with a distinctly ‘animal’ theme!  After the morning rehearsals the group performed open-air at Jersey Zoo, in the courtyard of the beautiful manor house.  A combination of solos, duets, and ensemble pieces made […]

JAM Summer Fayre and Awards

Saturday 17th June 2017 A glorious day of sunshine ensured that our annual flagship event was enjoyed greatly by all.  The event combined musical performances with traditional stalls, bouncy castles, a fantastic raffle, and as more and more people arrived throughout the afternoon the academy became truly packed! Over one hundred performances took place, using […]

Durham University Orchestra outreach day

10th June 2017 Thirty five academy instrumentalists joined forces with the forty-strong visiting Durham University Palatinate Orchestra for a full day of orchestral playing.  During the morning, the group was divided into ensembles to learn the repertoire led by the visiting students and our team of teachers from the academy. The groups then gradually came […]

Musique et Aventure 2017

24th – 29th July 2017 The academy’s summer music course combines intensive musical study with fun outdoor activities. This year is our 11th year of running this popular programme, and our excellent faculty of teachers and performers will welcome all for an unforgettable week of music and adventure! This course is open island-wide, and available […]