Course details for 2018
3rd to 9th April 2018
9 to 16 years
Magdalen Farm Strings is a unique musical experience exploring the essence of English music in its various aspects - from medieval times to the contemporary composers of today. The daily programme includes coached sessions in string orchestral repertoire of English composers, chamber music, musicianship and improvisation. Visiting tutors and musicians offer an exciting variety of experiences, including folk, baroque, eurhythmics and jazz.
Afternoons are for everyone to let off steam. We will arrange different energetic and highly enjoyable outdoor games and activities every day out and about in the beautiful surroundings of Magdalen Farm. Weather permitting, we hope to include a seaside outing to the nearby Jurassic Coast.
We are extremely fortunate in that the internationally-renowned composer Colin Matthews composes a new piece for Magdalen Farm Strings each year and continues to be our very active and enthusiastic patron.
Magdalen Farm Strings culminates with an informal concert on the morning of the final day, followed by a delicious buffet lunch at which family and friends can meet the staff and get to know other parents.
We are extremely grateful to Colin Matthews, The Joyce Fletcher Trust, The Christina Aitchison Trust, The Richard Ely Trust, The Albert and Eugenie Frost Music Trust and other generous individuals for their support, without which Magdalen Farm Strings would not be able to continue in its present form.