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More Distinctions - Highest Mark 97% Congratulations

"I think your one day course is what really made it 'click' & suddenly all make sense. Breaking it up with cooking made it even better"

 "We are sure that her high score has everything to do with your teaching, marking and support"

Thank you for these lovely comments from Kristen who gained 97% and Kitty 90%! 

Well done to everyone that took the exam and please don't think that is the end, the more you understand about the construction of music the more you are able to enjoy it!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 05:31

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£1000 For Guide Dogs!

Puppies, fully grown guide dogs, lots of food and music!  It was a fantastic afternoon and we also raised just over £1000 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity.

Thank you everyone that came along and made the afternoon a fantastic treat!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:18

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Concert

Last Updated on Friday, 26 May 2017 19:38

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March 2017 Grade 5 Theory Results

The highest result so far this time is 96%!  Well done.

Of the people that have let us know most have achieved results in the 90%s. Contratulations, we are very excited that you have all done so well!!

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017 17:56

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Comments from recent results!

97%! Thank you for all your help, I am over the moon!  I would thoroughly recommend your course to anyone wanting to take their Grade 5 regardless of their age.From Lara an adult who attended a course in October.

 

From Samira's Mother:  Samira passed her Grade 5 theory with distinction, 94 marks.  We are so pleased with her result!  Our personal thanks to you both for your teaching style, encouragement and follow up. We have always wanted our children to have an appreciation of music and you have really helped them with this.

 

From Robin's mum:   A Two Day course for Grade 5 music theory that works, is fun and leaves time for cooking sounds too good to be true. That it delivers on all counts, even for fidgety 11 year old boys, is a testament to just how well you understand children and what motivates them - not just the demands of the syllabus!  Thank you.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2016 22:09

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Highest Theory Result so far 97%!

Well done to all those that have let us know their results from the November 2016 exam!  All very high passes, with mostly merits and distinctions!

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 09:28

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December Messiah Concert

Review from the concert!

Excitement was in the air from the walk through the dark into the church yard lit by tiny lanterns to the final Hallelujah!  Every word from Handel’s original work was either sung or spoken and with such feeling nobody could not help but be moved.

There were excellent solos and duets including three young Junior Enharmonic members who sang the first verse of Abide with Me (another little extra and the audience joined in with passion).

A particular highlight of the spell binding evening was Alex Crossman playing Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. An outburst of musical fervour and a true duet of piano and violin.

Daniel Nicholls accompanied and directed the whole proceeding as usual with his easy style and musical brilliance making the choir and audience as one.

Although this annual event is about bringing people together to start the Christmas season with fun and feeling,  (and it certainly did with all ages from toddlers, children, teenagers -yes really, lots and they were genuine with their praise) to those a little older, £600 was collected and donated to Bucklebury Church.

Now we are left to wait a year for the next exciting hour!

Neil Oxley

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 13:28

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Theory Results June 2016

So far everyone that has let us know their results have passed and we have one pass and all the others are Merits and Distinctions so well done!   Do let us know how you got on.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 10:46

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Father's Day Concert

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:47

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£550 Raised for Alzheimer Research UK

A wonderful family afternoon of music and fun.

Thank you for your support!

Last Updated on Friday, 24 June 2016 09:48

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Midgham Concert 22nd May

Well done Enharmonic Choir!

We raised just over £1,000 towards the organ restoration fund and had a lot of fun as well.

Lots of lovely comments from the audience...

"A perfect selection of music"

"What a special atmosphere"

"Thank you for making my evening"

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:43

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March 2016 Theory and Practical Exams

All Merits and Distinctionssmiley

Well done and congratulations.  It was certainly worth all your hard work!

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 21:50

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Scholarship Success!

Well done to our pupils who have gained music scholarships this term!  We are so pleased for you all and truly enjoyed helping you along the way!

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:22

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Enharmonic Choir This Term

With over 50 members meeting up is always exciting and our first Wednesday back this term was no exception with music by Karl Jenkins, Greforio Allegri and Pablo Casals amongst others in preparation for concerts on April 24th and June 20th.  More on the Enharmonic page.  

Last year was a great success and we raised well over £4000 for various charities as well as visiting Majorca and having a lot of fun!

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2016 06:44

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Thank you for joining us to sing carols!

It was a great evening and lovely to wish so many people a Happy Christmas!  See you all in the New Year.

Sandra and Daniel.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 14:51

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Messiah in an Hour 6th December

 


 

Thank you so much for your support! It was a great evening and sorry to those that ended up standing!

We collected £755 for the work of Bucklebury Church!

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 08:46

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Junior Enharmonic Dates 2016

Any young person can join Junior Enharmonic. 

We rehearse for just half an hour once a month (usually) on a Saturday at 6pm....it is very much for fun!

So:

January 16th, February 6th & 27th, March 19th, April 16th & 23rd with a concert on the 24th!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 16:05

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HISTORY ITEMS

All Music Theory Courses are now full until next year!  Congratulations to those who took the Grade 5 Exam in November - lots of Merits and Distinctions!  February 14th/15th or March 25th/26th are the next 2 day courses available.  Do please consider making a little group up and requesting a One Day course if you like the idea of a challenge!    Telephone 0118 9712555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

We are pleased to announce that everyone taking Grade 5 Theory this year with us passed and most gained merits or distinctions.  Our highest mark was 97%!

One mother was so happy that she would like her message to be published:

The results are far better than I ever imagined could be achieved in the space of just 2 weeks.  When I look back at the first email I ever sent you, I said, "Your 2 day crash course looks ideal...I confess though that I am wondering whether it is too good to be true!" You reassured me that it wasn't. How pleased am I that I listened to you!  Lauren and Hannah thoroughly enjoyed the course (especially the pizza and bath bombs making).  Hannah only scraped a pass at Grade 2 Theory this time last year and learned so much from you in such a short space of time.  At only 9 she is very young to attempt Grade 5 and we very nearly waited until she was older.  Taking 10 past papers seemed very daunting.  I'm glad now we didn't wait as both of our daughters really enjoyed every second - even taking the past papers!

Lauren gained a Distinction and Hannah was one mark off a Distinction.

Great news and encouraging!  Well done.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016 21:41

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Over £1500 Raised at the Concert in Bradfield College

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 07:50

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A Level Composition and Extra Theory Courses

 If you would like to learn the basics for composing and what is needed for GCSE or A Level then please ring now on 0118 9712555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We can arrange courses especially for you!

Music Theory details are on the Grade 5 Theory page. If you would like to do a course and can get 4 or 5 people together we might be able to add an extra course in just for you!  All the April courses are now full.

We are always delighted to hear from people so please do ring if you want to know more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 08:57

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Lessons for all!

We love teaching and belive in learning through fun and invite you to have a look further through this website to see if there is anything going on that you might enjoy.  .see you soon!

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 22:34

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GCSE & A Level Music Help

Ring 0118 9712555 or email if you would like some help with Edexcel GCSE, AS or A2 Music.

We cover all the set works in one day and can offer advice on composition, harmony and essay writing style.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 22:59

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0 - Grade 5 Theory in One or Two Days

Please see our Grade 5 Theory Page for more details but the available dates are:

 

The next available 2 Day courses are: 

May 24th/25th 2 Spaces left

July 12th/13th Spaces left

 

This was a very active group in the summer....no one has to go and play in the tree house!

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 13:16

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Past Courses

This is from Molly's mother....

"I’m sure you’ll both be pleased to hear that Molly, who did your course at half term, has just got 95 Distinction in her theory!  We are all thrilled!  When Molly came to you, she only had the basics of theory (around Grade 2) and it’s just fantastic that she learnt so much so quickly. The method you taught her completely suited her – she loved the structure and the confidence it gave her – and she found it interesting.  As you know, I thought we were taking a slight risk taking the exam just 10 days after the course, but it was worth it. Thank you for encouraging her to ‘go for it.’ In the 10 days between half term and the exam, Molly did 8 exam papers (we didn’t quite manage 10) and each time we sat down afterwards and she looked through what mistake she would avoid another time.

As you know, our other older daughter, had taken her theory (and passed by a mark) having not been prepared at all properly. As we hoped, she feels the course has really helped give her an understanding of theory she didn’t have and she feels much more confident as she has her practical lessons and as she goes in to GCSE music.

Thank you for providing such expert tuition and a warm and enjoyable environment. The girls felt very much at home, had enormous fun and enjoyed meeting the other pupils."

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 22:49

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About 'One day Courses' !

So far the one day courses have worked well.  They are more intense than the two days but if you have some knowledge of theory they might be for you.  All our courses are now fully booked until March 2015 apart from 2 spaces on 18th January.

Have a look at the theory page for more information and other courses or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 0118 9712555

Here are the dates for 2015

Sunday ‘One Day’ Courses

2015

‘Two Day’ Courses

18th January

 

15th/16th February (FULL)

8th March

 

6th/7th April

10th May

 

24th25th May

Food is very important to us and we thought that you might like to have a look at one of the starters from the latest course....melon, corn crisps, kale (we challenged everyone to eat some kale!), Greek beetroot keftedes and beetroot tzatziki.  We try to use produce from our garden or local produce when possible but of course making sure that everyone has food that they enjoy is the most important....a balance of sweets to counteract the fruit and vegetables!

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 22:51

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COMPOSTION HELP FOR GCSE & A LEVEL

Are you having trouble with your GCSE or A Level composition?

We teach how to compose and know the requirements for exam composition plus composition for your own pleasure.

It is easy and fun!!

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 10:47

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Pupils Concert 2014

Congratulations! A fantastic afternoon of concerts.  Read more for a video clip and pictures.  We are very proud of you all!

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014 15:18

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Good Friday Concert

Thank you to all that came and all that took part!  With over 200 people the church was packed.  Making your own pancakes was very popular and we have had many, many happy emails and comments about the singing.   Enharmonics next concert is on 9th November!

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 12:31

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Exam Congragulations and Piano Lessons!!

Well done to all the pupils that took piano and singing exams last term.  One pass and all the others merits and distinctions.  Plus two girls that did their 'Prep. Test' and received fantastic comments from the examiner!

Following a great success with Music Scholarships and pupils getting into their chosen universities we will have 4 spaces for piano lessons from the Summer Term.  As you may know we normally have a waiting list but if you would like to take up the piano this might be your opportunity!  Do email or ring us (0118 9712555) if you would like to have a trial lesson or book a slot for next term.

Lessons are for half an hour.   Apart from learning to read music and play the piano there is every chance that you will have an exciting half hour and lots of fun along the way!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:38

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Pupil Concert TODAY 30th March 2014

Following great results last year we looking forward to the exams next week. Do make sure you come along this afternoon, either at 2.15 for the 2.30 concert or 3.30 for tea and then your concert at 4pm.  There are so many cakes that you are welcome to bring as many guests as you wish...even a football team!  See you later in Kennet School 

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:22

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All theory courses filled until May

 

We love these courses and if you ever thought that music theory was dull then think again!  For more details please look at the theory page on this site.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:32

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Happy Christmas

This has to be a dedicated pupil! It is difficult to see from this picture but she actually made a piano out of gingerbread!

Thank you to everyone for all our wonderful cards and presents.  Happy Christmas and see you in the New Year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013 23:22

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Carols at Bucklebury Farm Park

Another great evening. Thank you for your support.  Around 400 people sang and enjoyed a fantastic atmosphere....see you next year!

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013 23:33

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Messiah in One Hour

Thank you to everyone that filled the church on Sunday.  We raised over £500 and had a great time as well!

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013 23:19

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Scholarship Congratulations

This has been a good week for some of our pupils who have gained scholarships to their senior schools.  In particular we would like to say a huge 'well done' to Eloise Weeks for gaining a Music Scholarship to Wellington College.  She is seen here at the 'Open Mic' finals competition in the O2 arena.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 November 2013 23:24

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A Level Preparation and Cooking!

A Level Preparation Course and Cooking for University!

Would you like to know what to expect in your Edexcel A Level Music Course?  We are running courses which will give you a head start and help  with some of the more technical musical details.  As you probably know  even if you have taken GCSE Music the A level course is very different and the composition and musical understanding expected can be a little daunting.

Courses run over two days from 10am - 3pm each day and are broken up into sections with academic work and activities which include some cooking to prepare you for moving away from home.  Of course you may already be a brilliant cook in which case you can share your tips!

Everything is provided from aprons to pencils and you will eat a three course meal each day as well as numerous unhealthy (with healthy options always available!) snacks!

Do contact us for more details and also to tell us of anything that you might especially like to cover.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or ring 0118 9712555

 

 

 

''I was amazed how much I enjoyed it.  I didn't think I would have so much fun.  Sandra had great recipes and we made scrumptious food!  If you are scared of cooking she gives you lots of confidence and help!!!!!"

 

A little young for A level Music?  Well yes but he wanted to do some cooking! This was a courgette and cheese roulade.....give me a ring if you would like some help with cooking or icing a cake....we are prepared to have a go at anything here!!

 


A Level Music and Cooking for Uni!

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 05:32

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Congratulations to Kate and William Celebrations in Bucklebury!!

Wonderful news!  A new baby boy surrounded with the love of a caring family and a wider community.  We pass on our congratulations.  Such a personal event and yet one that can be shared by everyone!

  This is our press release:

"As you know I taught Kate the piano at our home in Bucklebury from the age of about 11 to 14 (along with Pippa and James and later Carole). Kate, like the rest of her family was keen and interesting and always happy when she came for lessons. Children who are bright and full of energy always have the potential to succeed and I believe both girls still play the piano for fun.

 

As far as the reaction of the village is concerned the long awaited event is being talked about in the local shops and pubs and the presence of reporters and police cars as well as street cleaners has not gone unnoticed! As with the wedding there is an air of happy expectation which gives a buzz to the locality.  I expect that the hot weather is very tiring for Kate and feel every sympathy but also hope that she and Will are enjoying their last few days of freedom! No matter how much help is available in the end the responsibility of a new life rests with the parents.

 

I am certain that Kate will share the same love and concern for her children that she received as a child from her parents and will rest happy in the knowledge that she has her devoted parents available to help when she and William need them. I can tell you from experience that parental help and advice is invaluable at this time and am sure that Carole, Mike, Pippa and Jameswill all get involved and have a giggle together when inevitably things are not quite as ordered as they were before!

 

It never ceases to amaze me that this tiny village of Bucklebury has produced the next Queen of England who is about to produce the following king or queen and all because she was sensible enough to learn the piano as a child. I often say to my current pupils “Keep practising and who knows someday you might be a member of the Royal family!”

These are some of our 'Theory' pupils who were yesterday discussing who were most like Kate!  They had a short break yesterday afternoon as it was so hot.

 

Oliver and Harriet recording 'First Breath' .

As far as the song is concerned it is already composed and recorded (with my son and daughter singing and me playing the piano). It will be a personal gift to Kate and Will so will not be released to the public  but  essentially “First Breath” is a song about birth from the baby’s point of view.

I felt and composed the song but did not have the words. My wife, Sandra, (who is the mother to our three children) brought together the associations of babies and the total love given new life.  In a world where there are so many horrors this brings us back to reality and calls to mind the simple trust of a child who is ‘wrapped in love’!

We never miss a chance to enjoy a glass of champagne!  As parents we remember how strange the first few days are after the birth of a child and we wish all new parents well and hope that Kate and William enjoy every moment!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:20

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A great year for Music Theory

Here is one of the latest theory groups. Aged 11 to adult they were all able to eat loads as well as do a spot of theory! 

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 07:29

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Holywell Music Room Concert

"The best concert so far", this was a comment from one of our loyal audience members who has been to many of our concerts and even followed us to Oxford!  A great evening and a huge privilage to perform in such a wonderful concert hall. If anyone has some better pictures please let me know, this is just to give you a flavour of the wonderful evening!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:47

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A Level Music and Cooking for Uni!

A Level Preparation Course and Cooking for University!

Would you like to know what to expect in your Edexcel A Level Music Course?  We are running courses which will give you a head start and help  with some of the more technical musical details.  As you probably know  even if you have taken GCSE Music the A level course is very different and the composition and musical understanding expected can be a little daunting.

The course will run over two days from 10am - 3pm each day and will be broken up into sections with academic work and activities which will include some cooking to prepare you for moving away from home.  Of course you may already be a brilliant cook in which case you can share your tips!

Everything will be provided from aprons to pencils and you will eat a three course meal each day as well as numerous unhealthy (with healthy options always available!) snacks!

Do contact us for more details and also to tell us of anything that you might especially like to cover.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or ring 0118 9712555

 

 

 

''I was amazed how much I enjoyed it.  I didn't think I would have so much fun.  Sandra had great recipes and we made scrumptious food!  If you are scared of cooking she gives you lots of confidence and help!!!!!"

 

A little young for A level Music?  Well yes but he wanted to do some cooking! This was a courgette and cheese roulade.....give me a ring if you would like some help with cooking or icing a cake....we are prepared to have a go at anything here!!

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 July 2013 21:11

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Book now for your Music Theory Course...it really is a great way to spend two days!

 

Sorry all the summer courses are now full.  We look forward to welcoming you in October!

October Courses

27th/28th October

29th/30th October

Please contact us to book or visit the Grade 5 Theory Page for more information.

 

Truly it is fun, you won't get bored and you will be ahead with your theory!!

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 July 2013 11:01

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Evensong in Wasing Church

Thank you to everyone that joined us in Wasing Church for the Evensong just before Easter. 

It was a lovely service but now time has moved on and we are  looking forward to singing in Winchester Cathedral in September.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 18:49

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Pupils Concert

We would like to thank all of our pupils who took part in the two concerts.  It was a lovely afternoon and everyone played well, giving of themselves to entertain others.  If anyone has any pictures that they would be happy for us to use please email them to us.

We are so lucky to have such an amazing array of talent in our pupils and some of the kindest families!  From the youngest (just 6 years old) to Jackie (our bravest adult pupil) you were all a delight!  Congratulations.

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2013 22:34

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Pupils Concert Preparation

Remember that there are two concerts.  The first concert starts at 2.30pm so you should arrive by 2.15 to get settled.  The second concert starts at 4pm and you should arrive by 3.30pm.  We will all have tea and cakes together at 3.30.

The concerts are being held in Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham.  Drive into the main entrance (not the sports hall entrance) and go into the reception area...we will be there!

If you are concerned about what to wear....be comfortable!  We suggest not jeans and trainers but you do not need a ball gown!

It will be a great afternoon and we are looking forward to seeing everyone...bring as many guests as you wish, there are hundrends of cakes!!

 

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2013 21:36

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Half Term

Over the half term we have enjoyed another theory course with some brilliant young people and then went to France (sampled a few glasses of wine!) and this evening have been singing with some friends….Hope you enjoyed yourselves as well.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 23:48

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Kilimanjaro Alzheimers Concert

Claire at the Summit with bunting

On Sunday 13th January 2013 we presented a light hearted concert in Englefield Long Gallery in aid of the Alzheimer's Society and are pleased to announce the it was totally sold out and raised well over £2000! A huge thank you to everyone that came along and well done to Enharmonic Choir and the Swanborough family who organised all the food! This is Claire at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro with the pieces of bunting from the 'bunting raffle' held during the concert. Claire has now raised over £4,000.  Congratulations Claire!!

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 17:48

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Out With a Bang!

Out with a bang performersWe concluded the excellent concert series at the Old Bluecoat School this week with our "Out with a Bang" concert. An excellent variety of music sung by the Nicholls family and friends and guest soloists, finished off with pop cakes, tea and biscuits and the audience learning note values with saucepan lids!

Last Updated on Monday, 10 December 2012 19:39

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Since November

Since November we have been very busy!

Pro Patria in St. Nicolas Church Newbury

Out with a Bang at the Old Bluecoat School

Messiah in an Hour, Bucklebury Church

Carols for Fun, Bucklebury Farm Park and a concert for Alzheimer's Society in January!

We have been overwhelmed by the response to the concerts and would like to thank everyone that has attended Recently we have helped raise over £5000 for various charities - Enham, Old Bluecoat School, Crisis at Christmas and Alzheimer's Society

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 16:45

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Bucklebury Celebrates the Jubilee

A great day despite the rain! Jubilee Celebrations at the Farm Park: Enharmonic brought the day to a close with a 'Last Night of the Proms' style performance. Singing in the rain with everyone dancing and rolling their umbrellas was probably the best part of the day! Thank you to everyone that supported this event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 16:43

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A Song for Kate (and William) - Media Coverage

Please click here to watch on YouTube. This video is a compilation of some of the media coverage of "A Song for Kate and William", during the buildup to and on the day of the Royal Wedding, April 29th 2011. The song and the Enharmonic Choir were featured on ITN, ITV Meridian, NBC, ITV Daybreak and the BBC to name but a few. To listen to an uninterrupted preview of the track, please click here, or to download the full track from iTunes please click here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 16:39

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A Song for Kate (and William)

Full track available on iTunes - click here to download.

Now also available on YouTube - click here to watch.

As you may know Daniel taught Kate the piano, and on hearing of her engagement to Prince William wrote a song for them.

It is a love song using the words from Elizabeth Browning's poem 'How do I Love Thee?'.

The music for this song has already been played on national television, and on the day of the Royal Wedding the Enharmonic Choir will be singing it as part of the national news coverage. This is a sample of the track sung by the Enharmonic Choir in Bucklebury Church, which we have now published on iTunes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 16:42

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Eton College Concert

On Sunday 27th November at Upper School Eton Enharmonic performed to a packed audience. One comment: 'I have had to sit through a lot of charity concerts but this one I enjoyed'! Thank you to everyone that came and all those that took part.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 January 2011 16:33

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Pro Patria December 2010

Pro Patria was a huge success. Kennet School in Thatcham was the scene of World War One for two evenings! As the audience entered the car park they could hear the Last Post being played at the Cenotaph which had all the World War One role call of all the local area written upon it. Once into the hall there was total chaos as wounded soldiers were rushed to the portable hospital on stretches and doctors and nurses were trying to cope as yet another air raid was sounded. The audience were rushed though into a bunker and then onto their seats where they could await the performance amid casualties and wheelchair patients. A dramatic start to an hour of total absorption. There was never a dull moment as the music went from spectacular ‘call up to fight’ to almost sacred beauty. The drama was unveiled with flags, dance and words from real events as well as poetry. One of the moving moments was the reading of Cyrus Thatcher’s letter. Cyrus was killed last year in Afghanistan and it brought war into the ‘today’. Although sad and moving the overall feeling was one of huge warmth for fellow humans with gratitude and honour. The music was sensational and both nights were a sell out. The Kennet School choir (alongside Enharmonic) and drama department gave a wonderful performance and must be congratulated on their interpretation of this work.

If you would like to know more do get in touch.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 16:32

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Grape Test Results

We conducted an informal experiment to test the hypothesis that music has an effect upon taste. At a recent choral concert the audience members were given a frozen grape to eat while I talked to them. Later in the programme they were given another and told to eat it when some music began (Mozart’s “Ave Verum”). Later still in the programme the experiment was repeated whilst Vivaldi’s “Gloria” was sung.

The results clearly showed that people enjoyed the grapes more while music was playing. (The number of people scoring a 4 for sweetness rose by 33% from grape 1 to grape 2) The number of people prepared to score a 5 for sweetness rose by 200% from grape 1 to grape 2 (and increased further for grape 3). Furthermore the number of people who rated sharpness as 1 fell by 14% for grape 2 and a further 10% for grape 3. One of the score cards had a comment written on it “It is so maddening. I know that all the grapes are the same but they genuinely do taste sweeter with music playing!”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 16:25

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Enharmonic First Concert

Enharmonic first concertWell done to everyone who participated in the concert, it was a great success. You can visit the pictures page for some pictures from the concert, if you have any more that you would like to share then please feel free to email them to us. We also have two reviews, one from the Newbury Weekly News and an audience review.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 17:33

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