St Christopher

Children write songs
Event 2abc
Saturday October 12th, 10.00am, 11.45am, 1.30pm 
Little Missenden Church

Music by and for children

This is an archived event from the 2013 Programme.

For over 10 years the Festival has been working with local infant schools, providing musicians to run workshops.  This programme has been led since the outset by local composer Janet Davey.  She now wants to step down and concentrate on composition.  We’re enormously grateful for what she has contributed and achieved.

So now we have a new team.  Jessie Maryon Davies will plan and run this year’s workshops, and Sian Maddock will manage the programme.  Other musicians will come in as before to heighten the children’s experience.

Jessie will focus on developing the children’s creativity by helping them to write their own songs and perform them in these concerts.  Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be the starting point for ideas.

The Festival funds this work.  We believe it’s of great benefit to children, who not only enjoy these musical experiences, but also gain confidence, work together as a team and develop valuable skills including concentration, communication and literacy.

Jessie Maryon Davies, a pianist by training, has a lot of experience as a workshop leader, particularly with young children. She works regularly for organisations like Spitalfields Music, Aldeburgh Music, Royal Opera House, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  Jessie has presented children’s concerts at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Royal Festival Hall and Norwich and Cheltenham Festivals.


For more information on Jessie Maryon Davies, click here.