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.

Our concerts start again on 2nd October 2021 

We are delighted to announce that our concerts are now in the pipeline again.   We launch our new season with  a quartet from The London Mozart Players with the outstanding clarinettist, Michael Collins.    Led by the incredibly talented violinist, Ruth Rogers and featuring Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet,  this concert will certainly ensure that Churchill Music’s new concert series begins with an explosion of music to rekindle our spirits.  Click for more Information  and tickets 

We are not offering Season tickets this year.  We are taking one concert at a time for your convenience.  Concerts will mainly be held in the bigger church of  All Saints, Wrington.  This allows more space which is currently very important.  We will be reverting back to St. John’s just as soon as we can.

During the Lockdown we are very proud that we were able to continue with some of our education projects, particularly our Power of Music project for KS2  ‘How to use music as a tool to promote children’s mental well-being’.
Our Violin projects for year 2s in Wrington and Sandford were able to continue after a short break.  These have been extremely successful.  Many pupils have gone on to take up learning the violin.  Two have even gone on to Churchill Academy and entered our Churchill Music Young Musician of the Year competition.
Our Clarinet project was also able to carry on in Churchill Primary School.  A fantastic project which is hugely enjoyed by Year 3 pupils.
The Churchill Music Young Musician of the Year competition was also able to take place at the end of the summer term with rigid Covid restrictions.

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

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.