Making Musicians: a Personal History of the Britten-Pears School

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Saturday 21 July 2pm St Michael's, Victoria Road

By Adam Jones

Moira Bennett worked at the Britten-Pears
School in its hectic heyday in the 1980s. She
charts its forty-year history, embodying its
founders’ initial vision of a bridge between
conservatory and career for gifted young
musicians, from ad hoc classes in a grain store
at Snape, to an annual calendar of non-stop
courses for singers, string players and
ensembles in its own building and fully staged
operas in the Maltings, to its current incarnation as the Britten-Pears
Young Artists Programme.
Born in South Africa, Moira has lived in Britain since 1971 - now in
Brighton. In 1988 she was invited to open a Sponsorship
Department at the Barbican
Centre and from 1990 she
worked for the LSO for several
years as Development Manager.
Here she met Colin McKenzie
(local resident and Director of
Charleston) who will introduce
Moira andMaking Musicians.
Saturday 21 July 2pm £7 (£5) 

St Michael's, Victoria Road

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