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Jul 192018
 

Music Graduates: Interested in an African Adventure?

We are looking for two musicians to work as volunteer teachers in Kenya for a one or two year placement,

starting Jan 2019.

You will be based at Starehe Boys’ & Girls’ Centres in Nairobi. Duties include individual lessons, choir training, preparing students for ABRSM exams and Kenya Music Festival, piano accompaniment and some classroom teaching. You will have a Music degree/B.Ed with Music or equivalent and be a competent pianist. You may already have experience teaching, accompanying and training ensembles but this is not essential.

Starehe Boys’ School is a charitable boarding school with an international reputation, being the first school to offer free secondary education to some of the brightest but poorest boys in Kenya. The school has grown from its humble beginnings in two tin huts to educating 1000 boys at any one time. Starehe Girls’ School is its partner institution.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed musician with high expectations to work in an inspiring educational and social environment. The students are well motivated, eager to learn and ready to seize any opportunities offered them. There is free accommodation, a monthly living allowance and the return air fare to the UK.

We have been sending volunteers to Kenya for life-changing experiences since 2004.

Please send CV and covering letter to the UK sponsor of this post:

THE MARTYN DONALDSON MUSIC TRUST, 7 Manor Crescent, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2EN.

www.mdmt.org.uk / andy.donaldson@mdmt.org.uk / 01625 433187 for further information

 Closing date for applications is 31st August 2018

Apr 052018
 

Macclesfield Methodist Community Choir’s next concert is on Saturday 14th April at 7.30pm. There are two main pieces. Firstly, Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 2 with Christopher Walters. Chris is a former MDMT music volunteer at Starehe Boys’ Centre in Nairobi and an ex member of the European Youth Orchestra. Weber comes from the generation following our second composer, Mozart. His Solemn Vespers K.339 are neither solemn nor vespers but settings of 5 OT Psalms and concluding with the Magnificat. Mozart at his best! The soloists are Denise Leigh, Judith Tinston, Philip Cartwright and George Hulbert. Tickets are £10 available from 01625 433187 / 615298

Feb 122018
 

THE MARTYN DONALDSON MUSIC TRUST

 is organising

A QUIZ EVENING

On Saturday 3rd March at 8.00pm

Now Saturday 21st April at 8.00pm

In Bollington Civic Hall

Any number of people up to a maximum of 6 in a team.

Prizes for the top three teams!

Licensed bar.

A highly entertaining evening guaranteed!

Tickets £3.00   from  01625 433187 / 615298

Sep 182017
 

MDMT’s next event – Saturday October 7th, 7.30pm at Macclesfield Methodist Church – SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES – iconic songs from iconic films. Tickets – adults £10, children £5 from 01625 433187

Apr 052017
 

Music Graduates: Interested in an African Adventure?

We are looking for two musicians to work as volunteer teachers in Kenya for a one or two year placement, starting Aug/Sept 2017.

You will be based at Starehe Boys’ & Girls’ Centres in Nairobi. Duties include individual lessons, choir training, preparing students for ABRSM exams and Kenya Music Festival, piano accompaniment and some classroom teaching. You will have a Music degree/B.Ed with Music or equivalent and be a competent pianist. You may already have experience teaching, accompanying and training ensembles but this is not essential.

Starehe Boys’ School is a charitable boarding school with an international reputation, being the first school to offer free secondary education to some of the brightest but poorest boys in Kenya. The school has grown from its humble beginnings in two tin huts to educating 1000 boys at any one time. Starehe Girls’ School is its partner institution.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed musician with high expectations to work in an inspiring educational and social environment. The students are well motivated, eager to learn and ready to seize any opportunities offered them. There is free accommodation, a monthly living allowance and the return air fare to the UK.

We have been sending volunteers to Kenya for life-changing experiences since 2004.

Please send CV and covering letter to the UK sponsor of this post:

THE MARTYN DONALDSON MUSIC TRUST, 7 Manor Crescent, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2EN.

www.mdmt.org.uk / andy.donaldson@mdmt.org.uk / 01625 433187 for further information

Closing date for applications is 1st May 2017

Nov 062016
 

img_0300The Martyn Donaldson Music Trust welcomes the start of the Christmas season on Saturday 3rd December with a sparkling concert for all the family at Macclesfield Methodist Church. Based around an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ read by Paul Connor, will be Christmas music for choir and orchestra, the story of the Nativity and a visit from Santa Claus!

Note that the evening starts at 7pm to enable young families to come.

Tickets are £10 adults and £2 for children available from the Donaldsons or North or on 01625 433187 / 615298

Aug 312016
 

The MARTYN DONALDSON MUSIC TRUST presents its major fund raising event of the year, MARTYN’S MUSIC 9 on Saturday 10th September at 7.30pm in Macclesfield Methodist Church.

The Community Choir and the Occasional Musicians will be joined by our special guests from Starehe Girls’ Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The programme is a truly eclectic musical mix including Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz, the Hallelujah Chorus, songs from Les Miserables and the Lion King and Kenyan tribal dancing!

Tickets, now on sale, are £10, £7 for Trust Friends and £5 children available on 01625 433187 / 615298.

Mar 072016
 

Macclesfield Methodist Church Community Choir

presents

A scintillating evening of popular show time music

PICK ‘N MIX!

Saturday 21st May in Macclesfield Methodist Church at 7pm.

It should appeal to families young and old alike –hence the early starting time

Featured will be music from The Lion King, Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate factory, along with old classics like Annie Get your Gun, South Pacific, Les Miserables and lots more!

Children are invited to come dressed as their favourite characters from their favourite shows!

Proceeds in aid of the Martyn Donaldson Music Trust.

Tickets are £10 adults and £5 children from 01625 433187 / 615298

Mar 072016
 

ABRAHAM DARBY ACADEMY SHOWBAND, TELFORD

on Saturday 19th March at 7.30pm

Macclesfield Methodist Church, Westminster Road

The Academy has a very successful music tradition going back over 40 years. It enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading educational establishments in its provision of musical opportunities for all it students.

The Showband has appeared twice in the New York Wind Band Festival in the Carnegie Hall receiving the Gold Award in 2007 and performing at the Showcase evening concert in 2010. In 2012 the Showband represented England in the Commonwealth Carnival of Music in Westminster Hall, London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

In July 2013 the Showband competed at the World Music Contest for youth wind bands at Kerkrade in Holland and was awarded the Gold Medal.

On numerous occasions the Band has received gold awards in the National Concert Band Festival of Great Britain. In 2015 the Band received the prestigious ‘Performance Practice’ award at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the category sponsored by MDMT.

Do not miss this opportunity to hear a really outstanding youth band.

Tickets £10 from 01625 433187 / 615298