3 weeks ago
UPDATE: We had planned to get some of our ensembles back running this side of Xmas, and covid-safe risk assessments had been submitted awaiting approval. Every precaution was taken regarding guidelines and safety.
Sadly, the government’s announcement at the weekend of the new month-long lockdown has put a stop to these plans. The situation will be reviewed again once this current lockdown has ended.
No one more than me wants to see our doors reopen again, as I miss it immensely, but obviously we have to follow all the department of education guidelines. 😢
Keep safe everyone, and keep playing / practicing your instruments !! I can’t wait to see all our musicians walking through our doors once more and enjoying their music making!
Thanks everyone. I will be in touch as soon as we are able to open so watch your emails! ...
2 months ago
Lovely to see these guys after so long.
Planning for the return of HMC is well underway and we a delighted to announce that we will be using Harrogate Theatre as our temporary home.
More Updates coming soon.... ...
3 months ago
Congratulations to ex HMC member VahanExciting news!
Earlier this year I worked along side superstar performance artist Bryony Kimmings to write an opera about single motherhood for a BBC4 documentary, in partnership with the ENO
It’s a brilliant exploration of the opera world and also being a single mum
It airs on Sunday 6th September on BBC4! ...
Hello to you all and hope you are keeping well in these challenging times.
I’ve put off sending out an update until I had a clearer idea of what will happen at HMC going forward.
However, as we approach the end of the academic year I feel I should say a few words about where we are currently...
I have spend the last couple of months working on various reopening ideas, making sure that we comply with the latest Government advice and the NYCC risk assessment that was sent out to all educational establishments in the region. I am pleased to say that my proposals have been given the green light by the NYCC Health & Safety board.
Having said that we are still awaiting the specific music guidance from the DfE, especially in regard to Wind/Brass instruments as well as vocal groups. This guidance will hopefully give us a clearer idea of what we will be able to offer in the short term.
Obviously I would love to able to welcome everyone back to HMC in September but if that isn’t possible, we are looking at the feasibility of a limited reopening, focusing on smaller groups or those instruments not considered to be of a higher risk. I know the uncertainty is frustrating, and hope to give you clearer more positive news very soon.
I look forward to being able to welcome you all back to HMC. In the meantime, stay safe and keep making music! 🎶 🎵
Will Osborn ...
Thanks Will - hope everyone’s ok. Look forward to getting back to it when we can 🎷
Thank you for the update - the brassers are desperate to come back and blow as soon as it is safe to do so. Thanks, Sarah
Thanks for the update Will. Maybe some of the wind players could take up string instruments 😉
Looking forward to getting back, thank you for the update...
Thank you for the update
What about the woodwind meeting outside in the open air? Weather permitting!!
I second the idea of playing woodwind/brass outside if that’s possible at all.