What a fantastic day we had yesterday performing at the Maidenhead Music Festival 2017. Our four groups have been working hard in preparation for our performances and what a great job they did!
After meeting and having a rehearsal we all went into the studio theatre at Norden Farm and took our seats to watch the other groups who were performing before us. Amongst them was a fantastic harp and violin duo, a recorder trio and an accordion duo! A real mixture!
When it was our turn we took to the stage, for some of our newer members this was the first time they had played in public and for some of our members this was the 4th year in a row they have performed at the festival. The lovely Liz Young was there to adjudicate and to give some helpful tips and advice as well as commend our good bits (of course there was many!)
All four My Music ensembles performed at the festival in a program that ranged from Bach to the Wham classic Wake me up before you go go written by George Michael. One of my favourite performances was of Kalinka, we really captured the mood of this Russian Folk song with our dynamics and use of accelerando!
Here are a few of the adjudicators comments:
“Some good rhythmic energy and feel here. Good fun!”
“There was a good feel and awareness to the style required and the ensemble was working as team and blending the sound”
“Watch your fab conductor” 🙂
“Well done this was enjoyable, thank you”
Although we were thrilled to have been awarded three bronze medals and a silver, it was far more important for all our group members to have had a positive experience! Coming together and playing as a group, making new friends and making music as a band! If you would like to join one of our groups please do let us know….