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For 3 weeks pupils at Collingham, Chelsea and the Brompton have been working with a group of musicians (Ignite) from Wigmore Hall, in a series of music workshops that led to a performance for pupils, staff and parents in the chapel at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

You can see and listen to their individual compositions here:

A spell to banish winter! by pupils from Chelsea and Westminster

Musicial Constellations by pupils from Collingham.

Ignite musicians began the performance by performing a piece called November.

You can also hear just the audio for November here:

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Ignite and Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Hall holds a unique place in London musical life and is an essential platform for the world's most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians. It also fosters the careers of talented young artists, some of them making their first professional appearance in London. Wigmore Hall presents over 400 events in a season, attracting appreciative and loyal audiences. Every week a concert is broadcast worldwide on radio and the internet through BBC Radio 3. The Hall also launched its own recording label, Wigmore Hall Live, in 2005. Wigmore Hall is committed to reaching communities who do not usually have access to the concert series. The Hall's highly regarded and wide-reaching Learning programme engages with over 16,000 people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities each year. Wigmore Hall Learning provides access to chamber music and song through innovative creative programmes, online resources and events. It invites a broad audience to get involved in music making of the highest standard, particularly focusing on those who may be excluded from regular arts provision. Wigmore Hall Learning runs an extensive community programme which takes the musicians from hospitals to community centres and nurseries to residential homes. These programmes aim to extend access to the Hall, inspiring people to take part in chamber music and song, as well as using music to make a positive difference in people’s lives. As part of the outreach work, Wigmore Hall has formed Ignite, an ensemble of professional musicians led by the composer and percussionist Jackie Walduck. Ignite focuses on devising accessible projects which engage with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. They lead workshops both in the community and at Wigmore Hall. Ignite use improvisation to create new music. In workshops, this enables the ensemble to experiment with many different musical styles and connect with participants existing musical interests. Ignite’s work is supported by Arts Council England, Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, Mr and Mrs Rex Harbour, Equitable Charitable Trust and a bequest from Dr Patricia L Baker.

Slideshow of Music Workshops with Ignite musicians from Wigmore Hall at all our school sites.

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