We are so excited to share with you all the biggest news at Nucleo since March 2020 – we are finally back onsite and playing together in person! Rehearsals have never sounded so sweet. Of course, we’re not gathering quite the way we were before – we’re still working in smaller groups, wearing masks and sanitizing obsessively! But it’s really good to be back.
Many of our newest musicians came into school last week for their first in-person lessons ever, and we couldn’t believe how much they had already learned. Meanwhile, our more experienced students continue to go from strength to strength: another Nucleo musician was recently offered a place to start at the Royal College of Music Junior Department in September, and April brought another round of excellent ABRSM exam results. Students as young as 6 took exams ranging from Grade 3 to Grade 8, with over 80% earning merit or distinction, and we are particularly proud of our second-ever grade 8 distinction!
We are now looking ahead with great excitement to our next performance. Over the past few months, our orchestras have been hard at work preparing repertoire that they will perform with Nucleo’s first ever guest soloists. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason and singer-songwriter Ella Knight, who have already run some fantastic Zoom workshops with our children and will be joining them to perform together in person in July. We are also honoured to be joined by guest conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa, who will be leading the performance. We won’t be able to have a live audience present for this event, unfortunately, but it will be filmed and shared with all our friends and supporters. Please subscribe to our newsletter for more details.
Between our return to in-person rehearsals and the upcoming performances with our very special guests, we’re all full of excitement and hope at Nucleo this spring. We could not have got through this year without our amazing community of supporters. Together, we kept Nucleo’s North Kensington Children’s Orchestra playing. Thank you!
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