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 2019-2020

 

Autumn 2019

12 September 

19 September

26 September

3 October

10 October

17 October

24 October

No session 31 October

7 November

14 November

21 November

28 November

5 December - Winter Concert @ Didsbury Baptist Church

Spring 2020

9 January 

16 January 

23 January

30 January 

6 February

13 February 

No session – 20 February

27 February 

5 March 

12 March

19 March

26 March

2 April - Spring Concert - tbc

Summer 2020

23 April 

30 April

7 May 

14 May 

21 May

No session – 28 May

4 June

11 June 

18 June 

25 June

2 July

9 July

16 July - Summer Concert - tbc