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On Friday 27th April 2018 7:00pm, we will be performing Songs of the Light at St Edwards Secondary School in Oakdale, Poole, Dorset!

Not only will this be a chance to preview the upcomming show of The Light in Salisbury Cathedral this Christmas, but you will also get to witness the efforts of St Edwards pupils, who have helped bring this project to life.

Tickets can now be purchased by using our online shop. All proceeds will go towards supporting the work of Christian Aid.

WHAT TO EXPECT

To get a taster of the music that will be performed at St Edwards, please click the links below…

 
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Nestled in a cosy and festive Isabel’s restaurant , beautiful melodies from Stephanie Liney’s harp leapt around the room, whilst the voices of our choral community, including members from St Peter’s Parkstone Choir rang out with exuberant Christmas cheer.

Delicious mulled wine and mince pies, kindly provided by Isabel’s Restaurant helped feed the festive atmosphere as we all joined together to sing carols and rejoice in the warmth that this community brought this Christmas.

Thanks to everyone who took part in our festive occasion, we were able to raise £148.00 for Conical Sphere Music. This contribution will go towards the community work that Conical Sphere Music does, especially towards their work with The Light 2018 ; a multi-dimensional, community inspired art installation; celebrating the theme “the light”. The Light 2018 will take place in Salisbury Cathedral this coming Christmas.

Here are some pictures taken from our night of carols.

 
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Christmas Carol Singing at Isabel's Restaurant, Ashley Cross Isabel’s Restaurant would love you to join us for an evening of Festive Carol Singing & Harp provided by Conical Sphere Music on Wednesday 20th December from 6.30pm… Complimentary Mince Pies and Mulled Wine with contributions on the evening going towards the community work of Conical Sphere Music, especially towards their work with The Light 2018. We look forward to seeing you there for a fun and fabulous festive evening!
Would you like to help us and sing? All well known carols in a friendly, relaxed & fun atmosphere… Get in touch and let us know!
Carol Singing Isabel's Restaurant Ashley Cross Poole
 
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Thank you to musician Stephanie Liney (www.stephanieliney.co.uk) for her talk on Why You Should Love The Recorder. A fun, informal evening with some cool avant garde Japanese recorder music. We raised £40 towards our community work with The Light which is coming to Salisbury Cathedral in 2018. More info here… Stephanie Liney gives a Ted-Style Talk on Why You Should Love The Recorder
 
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Join Dorset musician Sam Hanson 7pm Thursday 25th January 2018 as he explains “The Joy Of Music Theory”. A short and engaging “TED-style” talk including the chance to see Sam give hands-on demonstrations from one of the most talented local pianists & organists. Followed by a Q&A Session with the artist, free refreshments and an opportunity for networking. Space is limited so early booking essential. Entry by donation – all funds will be going towards supporting the work of Conical Sphere Music Community Interest Company and their community work with The Light in 2018. Free Refreshments Provided.
About the Artist Sam Hanson graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 2008 reading Music. Whilst there he held the position of organ scholar, a position which he has also previously held at Salisbury Cathedral. He is also an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO). Sam has performed in Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral & Wimborne Minster amongst others, as well as accompanying for BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
The Joy Of Music Theory
 
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Join Dorset musician Stephanie Liney 7pm Saturday 25th November 2017 as she explains “Why You Should Love The Recorder”. A short and engaging “TED-style” talk including the chance to hear Stephanie play a variety of music on Renaissance, Baroque and Modern recorders. Followed by a Q&A Session with the artist, free refreshments and an opportunity for networking. Space is limited so early booking essential. Entry by donation – all funds will be going towards supporting the work of Conical Sphere Music Community Interest Company and their community work with The Light in 2018. Free Refreshments Provided.
About the Artist Stephanie Liney graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a BA (Hons) in Music Performance. Whilst there she specialised in contemporary classical music for the recorder, studying with Linda Hardwick. She also studied both harpsichord with Ricardo Barros and cello with Mike Edwards (Electric Light Orchestra), focusing on early music.
Why You Should Love The Recorder
 
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On Saturday 11th November 2017, we’d like to invite you to visit our new workspace & see what we have planned for 2018! – Discover how we put on The Light in Romsey… – Demonstration of our music & media production faciliities… – Preview some of our forthcoming work that we’re very excited about(!)… Richard McLester will be giving two short talks at 10.30am & 11.30am about what is in store for 2018. Come and listen – questions welcome! Free Refreshments Provided. Spaces are limited so please register for the event below if you would like to come…
 
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Songs Of The LightRichard McLester releases a new CD, called Songs Of The Light. The songs, written to be performed as the launch of the art installation The Light, follow the journey of a mythical figure Sulac as he goes in search of the light. It’s a journey of discovery, exploration, sadness & loss but also one of hope. The cd booklet contains all of the words to the music, as well as photos from the launch of The Light in Poole, Dorset. All of the music has been written and recorded by Richard McLester. St Peter’s Parkstone Parish Choir & Treble Soloist Zach Bullock appear on the track The Lowly Candle Flame. The CD also includes songs such as Stars (Lead Me On) and Escape From The Flood. NOT FOR PROFIT. All money raised from CD Sales will go directly back into the ongoing project “The Light” to help put on future community events, and fund workshops & mentoring sessions for those who get involved.
To buy Songs Of The Light, click here…
 
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an-evening-cantata-wimborne-minster Performed by the choristers of Wimborne Minster, conducted by David Gostick and written by Sam Hanson, An Evening Cantata takes it’s inspiration from the service of Choral Evensong. The work is written for 4 part choir, childrens choir, piano and organ. It was commissioned as a major project for Wimborne Minster. Combining virtuoso piano playing with children’s choirs, the work includes two major extended musical settings of the Passion of Jesus and The Exodus Of The Israelites (including piano variations). Conical Sphere Music recorded, engineered and manufactured the project, which is now available for sale online and in Wimborne Minster.
Click here to read more about the project, listen to clips and see the artwork…
 
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cloth-for-the-cradle-tabernacleFor Carols By Candlelight 2013 at St Peter’s Parkstone, Richard McLester created a giant tabernacle that raised up out of the congregation. The tabernacle, which was built in 5 sections included a centre made out of concentric squares which meant that when the structure was raised up, the cloth fell away and revealed a large wooden crib in the centre of the church. The aim was to invite the community to actively experience walking into the tabernacle and place their cloth into the manger, which many also said reminded them of the stable in Bethlehem…

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