Congratulations to the three Minster Minstrels - Alizee Currell, Molly Killeen and Alex Hill - who have all passed their Bronze Arts Award.
The NCEM offers Arts Award to all members of Minster Minstrels and Young Minstrels, supported by their adviser, director Heather Moger. Belonging to the Minster Minstrels helps to improve their playing standard, giving them performance challenges to aim for. For example, being largely a one-to-a-part ensemble helps to build confidence, and players are often give solos. The Minster Minstrels also gives them other valuable experience relevant to the Arts Award, with opportunities to share and develop their leadership skills, to meet professional musicians and review arts events.
Read the reviews by Minster Minstrels Alex Hill, Islay Merriam, Joel Galilee and Alizee Currell, of a concert given at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall by Red Priest on 19 October 2012:
Click here for the review written by Minster Minstrel clarinettist Molly Killeen, of a concert given by Rachel Podger, Pamela Thorby and Peter Seymour at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall on 7 November 2012.
For more about the NCEM as an Arts Award Supporter click here