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#WeStandTogether

All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love. In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity. The […]

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Clare's Blog

27
Jul
Note to self – don’t be scared to try something new…

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, would have been 100 years old this year.  Many of you might know I worship the ground this woman walked on.  Ella could do it all, she had a wonderful warm tone, incredible range, ridiculous dexterity and the ability to improvise like a demon. I collect as many of her albums […]

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12
Jul
Discover Bell Ringing …

Standing at the back of Thaxted Church waiting to go on, the trio and I – Jim piano, Simon bass and Ben drums stand looking up at the infamous bell tower which has a ring of 8 bells with a tenor weighing 15 hundredweight – I know a few of them.  This prompts a discussion […]

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