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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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See the performance of Songs Of The Light under The Light art installation in Romsey Abbey!

To see all of the videos and read more about the project, click here!

 
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On 4th February 2017, over 250 singers from Romsey joined Richard McLester to perform Songs Of The Light under THE LIGHT, a giant illuminated art installation.

The full film contains the journey of The Light as well as behind the scenes footage. The interviews with the local community in Romsey taken at the end of 2016 will also be included.

The film also highlights issues surrounding Mental Health, one of the main themes of the project in Romsey.

The full film will be released for free onto YouTube. We hope it will allow those who took part the chance to relive the performance, and discover more about how the project came to be.

 
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Two great photos from Songs Of The Light, Romsey Abbey. In total, over 250 singers joined Richard McLester in performing on the evening to a full Abbey audience.

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Songs Of The Light Romsey

Photographs taken by Ken Gibson – Romsey Abbey

More Photos from Songs Of The Light


Photos taken by Arthur McLester

 
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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.

 
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The Light is coming to Romsey in February 2017!

Artist Richard McLester gives a sneak preview what you might expect, and explores some of the issues surrounding Mental Health that the project is highlighting.

THE LIGHT Live Performance, Poole.

Songs Of The Light will next be performed Live in Romsey Abbey; Saturday 4th February 2017.
TICKETS: Click here for Eventbrite…
FACEBOOK: Click here for Facebook…
MORE INFO: Click here for more information…

Charities Mentioned in the Video:
TRIANGULATE – Working Towards Mentally Healthy Workplaces…
http://triangulate.org.uk

TREE OF LIFE CAFE
Meeting every Monday 3-5pm, Cafe Nero, Romsey
More information here…

 
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romsey-school-logo-with-children As a result of being involved with The Light, The Romsey School have organised “Darkness To Light” Mental Health Week 14th – 18th November.

Pupils will be focusing on Mental Health in PSHE lessons and in the morning assemblies.

At the end of the week, Conical Sphere Music will be in school to film interviews with pupils – providing opportunities to share issues raised during the week.

The results will form part of the projections on the globe shown during the launch ceremony for The Light on 4th February 2017.