music-making for children and adults with additional needs

 

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Our Sessions

 
 

Music workshops

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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

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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!

when

Every Thursday during term time (see term dates below)
5:15 - 7:00pm

where

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.

 Chorlton Arts Festival 2016

Chorlton Arts Festival 2016

 Rhinegold Music & Drama Education Expo 2017

Rhinegold Music & Drama Education Expo 2017


Session Term Dates 2018-2019

 

Autumn 2018

13 September 

20 September

27 September

4 October

11 October

18 October

No session 25 October

1 November

8 November

15 November

22 November

29 November

6 December - Winter Concert

Spring 2019

10 January 

17 January 

24 January

31 January 

7 February

14 February 

No session – 21 February

28 February 

7 March 

14 March

21 March

28 March - Spring Concert

Summer 2019

25 April 

2 May 

9 May 

16 May 

23 May

No session – 30 May

6 June

13 June 

20 June 

27 June

4 July

11 July

18 July - Summer Concert