GCSE Musicians were treated to a mini workshop and performance from Cathy Dew, a Professional Recorder player on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th March.
Not only did GCSE Musicians get to see different ranges of recorder and hear them play but was also given an insight into Baroque music, the popularity of the recorder and it’s recent come-back in more modern, contemporary music.
Musicians also heard contemporary techniques being used on the recorder which has led to more new and experimental styles of composing for the instrument.
Cathy is involved in an upcoming event set to be performed on Saturday 26h May at Beverley Early Music Festival. The event comprises of a project involving local young musicians working alongside York’s Youth Early Music group.
The group will be devising and performing a composition of their own making inspired by this adventure into a new sound world.
If you are interested in joining the recorder ensemble and are a young person from Year 5 – Year 10, please contact Linda Ward in the Castaway Office on: (01405) 761423. Alternatively, call into the Castaway Music Theatre, Escourt Street, Goole, DN14 5AS for more information.
Rehearsals for ‘Purcell’s Twist’ start at the Castaway Music Theatre on Friday 6th April, 10am – 3pm.
Here are some pictures of Cathy Dew and Castaway’s Leader; Jo Glover in Howden School on Tuesday.
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