The Music Centre – Islington and Southwark
The charitable purpose of The Music Centres is to provide young people of Islington and Southwark with high quality music tuition regardless of their ability to pay. By focusing on singing they open up access to music education provision and are able to ensure that their intake has a social and cultural mix that reflects the community around them. Since the Islington Music Centre opened in 1992 over 3,000 young people between the ages of 6-20 have benefited from their provision. Amongst many highlights their choirs have performed at the BBC Proms on six occasions. The Music Centre’s passion is to show that all young people with musical aptitude and a desire to learn can achieve the highest standards.
The young singers in the senior choirs at the Music Centre have open minds about repertoire and are very keen and curious to move into new areas of musical experience. There is no better way to satisfy this curiosity than to present them with a practical engagement with Tenebrae’s highly-trained singers. Enthusiasm is contagious. By working alongside professional experts they will gain much valuable insight into repertoire and technique and cultivate their interest in new areas of musical learning.
– Richard Frostick MA ARAM
Director, British Council World Voice
Director, The Music Centre – Islington and Southwark