5:15 - 6:00pm
A creative musicianship session incorporating a variety of games, composition skills and singing. Each term has its own topic or theme.
Special Virtuosi Orchestra
6:15 - 7:00pm
Everybody is welcome to join in the orchestra and those who do not play an orchestral instrument have a variety of percussion instruments to play - no prior experience is necessary!
Every Thursday during term time (see term dates below)
5:15 - 7:00pm
Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9RD
Concerts and events
A concert is held at the end of each term to showcase the students' achievements. This is also the opportunity to hear the orchestra, solo performances and smaller chamber groups performing a variety of musical genres.
In addition to our end of term concerts, members of Special Virtuosi have played at a number of external events across the UK.
TES Education and Special Needs North Exhibition
GMEX Manchester People First Birthday Celebration
European Athletics Championships 2007 Opening Ceremony
National Autistic Society Conference
Trafford Carers Centre Party
Didsbury Arts Festival 2015
Chorlton Arts Festival 2016
Rhinegold Music & Drama Education Expo, London 2017
If you would like Special Virtuosi to provide musicians for your event, please contact us via our contact page.
Session Term Dates 2018-2019
No session 25 October
6 December - Winter Concert @ Didsbury Baptist Church
No session – 21 February
28 March - Spring Concert @ Didsbury Baptist Church
No session – 30 May
18 July - Summer Concert @ Royal Northern College of Music