July/August 2009 – Musique et Aventure

Musique et Aventure 2009

July 19th – August 2nd 2009

‘Concerts and Kayaks, Sunshine and Samba, Practice and Picnics!  For the third year running, Musique et Aventure makes a big impression’

Musique et Aventure, the academy’s summer music course, ran for two weeks over the summer holidays. This year the course was attended by seventy-eight young musicians and by all accounts was a resounding success.  Eight concerts took place at various locations including Mont Orgueil Castle’s Medieval Great Hall and Durrell’s Manor Courtyard and two outstanding guest ensembles, Kosmos and Helix, joined the teaching faculty to motivate and inspire the course participants.

The course continued to expand its links with overseas, and the large body of local students was joined by over twenty children attending from France, the UK, and even the US. Ten of these children were assisted over to the island through Condor Ferries’ sponsorship of the course, enabling them to travel completely free of charge. The Jersey Arts Trust also continued their sponsorship of the course.

Musique et Aventure is open to young musicians aged 10-17 of any level, and combines mornings of intensive musical tuition with afternoons of outdoor activities. Visit www.musiqueetaventure.com for further information.

Photo Diary – Week One

Helix leading a Samba Workshop

Deep in concentration!

A happy performance!

Another happy performance!

Lawn games – Home Run!

The audience awaits at Mont Orgueil Castle’s Medieval Great Hall

Blo-carting – hold tight!

Photo Diary – Week Two

An evening ‘sing-a-long’

Kosmos performing

A relaxing dip in the pool

Kayak heroes!

Who’s in the sand?!

Day at Durrell – don’t get too close!

The Week Two Gang!