Villagers hit high note

AN ACCLAIMED ensemble will be making music with Melbourn people this month. Between the Notes will be working with residents, including children from Melbourn Primary School and Melbourn Village College, to compose a piece of music especially for Melbourn

AN ACCLAIMED ensemble will be making music with Melbourn people this month.

Between the Notes will be working with residents, including children from Melbourn Primary School and Melbourn Village College, to compose a piece of music especially for Melbourn.

The scheme is part of the Investors in Music Project, and is being funded jointly by Clore Duffield Foundation, Melbourn Village College, and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Kirstin Bicknell, arts development manager at the village college, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is curious about how professional musicians work.


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"The workshops are free of charge and are open to any level of music ability.

"Even those without previous musical experience can join in and become part of the performance of this exciting new piece."

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Between the Notes have worked on a wide range of projects internationally, as well as projects closer to home, such as the BBC Proms.

Individual members have worked with leading orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic, and have recorded with bands such as Radiohead and Pulp.

Matthew Barley, the ensemble's artistic director, said: "This is a dream project for Between the Notes.

"We can't wait to work with a whole community in their village and would love as many people as possible from Melbourn to get involved."

Investors in Music workshops will be held at Melbourn Village College and All Saints Church, Melbourn, from November 26-29.

A free concert will take place at the church on Sunday, November 30, beginning at 6pm, when the finished piece will be performed for the first time.

To book a place at a workshop, or for more information, contact Kirstin Bicknell on 07770 643165, or email Kirstin@start-arts.org.uk

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