4 weeks ago
Our wonderful Musician in residence is now back in the uk after spending the September to December period studying in Italy.
Will is currently offering one off masterclasses to any HMC member at a substantial discount.
If you are interested please get in touch with Will via his website listed below.
“It is almost a year since the wonderful Harrogate Music Centre gala concert in the Royal Hall, and we all hope that we will be able to play together again soon. I know that I have greatly missed Saturday mornings at St. Aidan's, and in challenging times like these it is even more important that we somehow manage to keep playing and making music.
This is why as artist-in-residence I would like to offer a one-off masterclass to anyone who was a member of HMC when we had to close last spring, and as these masterclasses will be in partnership with HMC I am able to offer them at a heavily reduced rate.
Above all, I would like these masterclasses to be fun and motivating and to give everyone a chance to perform again, even if for now it still has to be online! If you are interested, please visit my website and get in touch with me either through the site or directly through email or telephone.”
-New Online Class-
I will be running a new online class in Jazz Improvisation.
Starting on Saturday 16th Jan 10.00-11.30 and running every Saturday until February half term.
This new session will look to develop the harmony, aural and language skills necessary to improvise within the Jazz idiom.
This class is free of charge and open to anyone.
If you would like to sign up or more information please send me an email at William.firstname.lastname@example.org
Numbers will be limited and applications accepted on a first come first served basis. ...
Given the announcement by the Government yesterday of a new national lockdown we have temporarily shelved our reopening plans.
We will look to reopen as soon as Government advice allows.
In the mean time I hope everyone stays safe and keeps on practicing. ...
I’ve just heard on the grapevine that Nigel Beetles -long time HYJO conductor is due to retire this Christmas.
I can’t overstate what a huge influence Nigel had on me and many many others and I wish him all the very best for his well earned retirement.
I managed to dig out this old photo which was taken around 1993/94 and was I think the debut for the infamous HYJO boiler suits.... ...
If Nigel is having a retirement gathering then let me know, I’d love to buy him a pint. He was an inspiration to me and hundreds of others.
More importantly, who is the chiller baby? 😉 Congrats on your retirement, Dad! Can't wait to see you soon xx
A total legend! What amazing memories - although I would rather forget the boiler suits!!!
Wow! Definitely the end of an era. I'm very proud to be part of the HYJO alumni. Happy retirement Nigel! 😁
Tim Sidwell show Tom. He played for HYJO a bit after this.
I could dig out a few more beauties to mark the occasion! Robin Harvey Oli Bird Daniel WebsterCaroline WalshJames Jones Will Jackson you too?
Mike Hughes I thought you might be interested in this!
A living legend!
Iain Baldwin, Antony Prince you look so young!
I am delighted to announce that we have finally been given the go ahead by NYCC to reopen HMC....!
As things stand (we obviously don’t know what the Government guidance will be after the Christmas festivities) we are currently looking to reopen in January, though exact dates have as yet to be finalised with our venue(s).
Though we are able to reopen, this won’t unfortunately be a return to normal and we will be limited in terms of ensemble size and length of rehearsal but it will be wonderful to finally be able to return to making music.
I am moving house this week but as soon as I am able I will be sending out emails with further details.
I look forward to being in touch soon, in the mean time can I wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas & New Year. ...