“The spark of excitement and enthusiasm you have lit in the children would be sufficient to tell me what an incredible morning the all had. The school is a-buzz! I feel very strongly that these are exactly the type of mind-blowing and magical experiences we should all be in the business of offering our children.” Dr.J.Bone, Headteacher
Chamber Domaine have delivered ground breaking outreach programmes alongside their concert and recording activities ranging from pre-schoolers through to young professional musicians.
Our projects seek to inspire, engage and develop young people through music and provide direct access to outstanding arts practitioners.
Recent projects have included:
Revolting Rhymes - a project involving workshops inspired by Roald Dahl - Revolting Rhymes involving 13 primary schools as part of Music@Malling. Whole classes developed pieces based around a Revolting Rhyme which was performed alongside Chamber Domaine in four concerts which also featured performances of Paul Patterson - Little Red Riding Hood. This project was supported by Arts Council England, The Foyle Foundation, D'Oyly Carte Foundation and Ernest Cook Trust. “Wonderful music and participation by the children. Excellent actor telling the story. The Children were enthralled.” Audience member, Revolting Rhymes
Grimm Tales - a commission from David Horne supported by Arts Council England, Britten Pears Foundation and RVW Trust. This project was a collaboration with English National Ballet and engaged 20 primary schools in music and dance projects culminating in four concerts. "Very impressive dance class for Year 3 at West Malling School. I have never seen the class so focused, interested and with every child able to join in. Governor - West Malling CE Primary School.
Go Compose - in conjunction with Sound and Music - the national hub for contemporary music. This is an ongoing project that enables you musicians to work with a professional composer and outstanding instrumentalists to create a piece in a day. This programme has a CPD element to develop the teaching of composition in secondary schools. “A brilliant day with fabulous results” Participant - Go Compose
Side-By-Side - opportunities for young professionals and students to rehearse and perform alongside professional musicians. “This was an eye-opening experience for me as to how professional musicians work, and the chance to play alongside them was incredible. I learnt about the speed and efficiency of rehearsals in this situation and the demands of unusual musical arrangements, such as playing offstage, something I would not otherwise had the opportunity to attempt; or following a soloist as part of a chamber orchestra. Being part of such a wonderful sound was a unique and enjoyable experience.” Participant, Side-by-Side
Family Concerts - developing family concert for Music@Malling. "The kids were invited to sit within the orchestra which they seemed very happy to do. The strings resonated beautifully in the acoustic...and a sizeable audience went home happy. Next year, you should make at least a day of it down there; there aren’t many things more pleasurable than quality music-making complemented by fine churches and perfect Autumn weather in the country." The Artsdesk
Wigmore Hall - including a project for A Level students as part of the Britten Centenary. "The student's development was nothing short of astonishing thanks to your help." Participating Teacher
Six Ensembles in Six Schools - an initiative run in conjunction with Kent Music to set up ensembles and orchestras in primary schools. This ongoing project has a CPD element to train non specialist teachers. "What a brilliant day and concert! Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and support with our young musicians." Headteacher, Wateringbury CE Primary School