Welcome to Churchill Music – a charity which is an oasis of musical excellence in the beautiful Somerset village of Churchill, 15 miles to the south of Bristol.

Coronavirus – The music hasn’t stopped

We might not be able to bring fabulous musicians to perform to you live, but we can still bring them to you virtually via our monthly email round-up of top musical offerings you can access online. Musicians who were not able to perform live have been extraordinarily creative in providing a raft of excellent material to share with you.

We are delighted to pass on what we consider to be the best of this incredible ingenuity to all who would like to receive via our special monthly  emails*.  They are informative, funny, high quality, and they are proving to be very popular.  Why not try one for yourself or for someone you know – you can very easily stop receiving them – just tell us!  As well as links to interesting discussions and short lectures, there are suggested links to concerts to lift the spirits, or short pieces to simply enjoy over a cup of tea or coffee; reflective works for sunset; works to amuse and enthuse with the odd anecdote or two.

Don’t take it from us, this is what others have written, “Thank you once again for your lovely selection of music and the very interesting anecdotes that go with it.”  “Another heartfelt thank you for all your links and suggestions”.

*How to get your FREE monthly email:  Simply email info@churchillmusic.org.uk  giving your name and requesting to be put on our free mailing list.  Emails are sent by bcc to ensure your email address is not shared.

This is a desperate time for musicians who have had all their performing work cancelled.  Churchill Music has been cherishing those musicians whose scheduled performances we have sadly had to cancel.  The government self-employment assistance scheme is able to help many musicians but by no means replace all of their lost income.  Click here for suggested ways to help struggling musicians and their families (female musicians who have taken a brief performing break to have a child are particularly badly hit),

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New:  Churchill Music’s Power of Music project for KS2   How to use music as a tool to promote children’s mental well-being.  

New: Watch a video of Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason as they joined us at Churchill.

Patron –  Peter Donohoe, CBE (read a message from him)

UK Charity Number 1121866

Activities

Churchill Music exists to promote musical excellence through performance and in partnership with schools. Our activities include:

        • Music Helps us Learn, a 12-minute film showing everyone – from teachers and governors to parents and policy makers – how to put music at the heart of primary schools.
      • Young Churchill Music where national and international musicians present workshops and conduct innovative projects in primary and secondary school in addition to working with community groups.
      •  An annual Churchill Music Young Musician of the Year Competition for students at Churchill Academy, encouraging and rewarding technical excellence, performance skills and presentation.
      • A specially commissioned song cycle to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Values  – Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Courage, Equality, Determination and Inspiration.
        The values are incorporated in 5 songs for all choirs ranging from year 5 & 6 Primary schools to professional choirs.
        With support from The National Lottery through Arts Council England, ‘The Same Flame’ was composed by Thomas Hewett Jones with lyrics by poet and broadcaster Matt Harvey.  The music is published by Boosey & Hawkes.

Support us

To support us, please consider becoming a Champion of Churchill Music – receive special ticket prices and our spirited newsletters. Champions also support our music education projects.

Partners

Churchill Music is an established partner of St George’s Bristol for projects in the areas of concert promotion and education. We share a passion for the way music can enrich the lives of children and adults alike, as well as a keen desire to bring the very best artists to the South West. This forms the basis of a relationship that explores all potential avenues of collaboration.

Churchill Music is proud to be a partner in Music Education Partnership, North Somerset. This alliance of local providers, regional bodies and national organisations aims to respond strategically to local music education needs. It will help all those passionate about the importance of young people’s music-making to use joined-up thinking to ensure the best possible education opportunities and support for all young people.