Countdown To Christmas Concert

 

MDMT present COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS, a seasonal entertainment for all the family on Saturday 1st December at 7pm (note early start) in Macclesfield Methodist Church. The giant Advent Calendar is the centre piece and appropriate music and readings and magic tricks provide clues to the contents in the boxes. Santa Claus has promised to put in an appearance during the evening! Tickets are £10 adults and £2 for children and available on 01625433187 /.615298.

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Martyn’s Music 10

 

The Martyn Donaldson Music Trust presents MARTYN’S MUSIC 10 on Saturday 15th September at 7.30pm in Macclesfield Methodist Church.

 

The Trust’s main fund raising event of the year is again an eclectic programme to suit all tastes featuring music for choir and orchestra as well as solos for voice and instrument. Our special guests are music students from Starehe Boys’ and Starehe Girls’ Centres in Nairobi, Kenya whose singing and dancing is the stuff of legend and not to be missed!

Tickets are £10 adult, £7.50 for MDMT ‘friends’ and £5 for children under 14. (call 01625 433187 / 615298.)

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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.