Christmas Concert Rocks The House!

Chiswick Saturday Music Centre talent on show for festive celebration

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Chiswick Saturday Music Centre is held on Saturday mornings at Chiswick Community School, Burlington Lane W4. New term starts on 12 January 2008.

For more information call 07513 012 373, or visit

Photo (left) shows Alexis Lawrence taken by Ian Trowbridge

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30 young talented music students aged between 7 and 18 years entertained a large crowd of family and friends last Saturday (8th December) at the Chiswick Saturday Music Centre’s Christmas concert.

The huge repertoire ranged from a rocking version of Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd to the festive favourites like Winter Wonderland and a minuet by JS Bach.

The Junior Rock Group’s arrangement of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was a particular success – especially with some parents who remember the song from the original Beatles album.

The concert was a real family affair – brothers, sisters and even a full family of five, the Adams, who together performed Green Onions

This unique parent-run music school is one of the treasures of the area – a non-profit organisation that is devoted to providing local kids the chance to learn to play an instrument, and the joys of ensembles and group performance.

All the teachers are qualified professionals who get great results. The organisers are parents, many of whom have no musical ability themselves but enjoy the family atmosphere and the chance to support the centre.

Hundreds of children over the years have enjoyed individual tuition from professional musicians and the opportunity to participate in groups in a relaxed atmosphere.

Instruments taught at the centre range from oboe, flute, clarinet, violin, acoustic and rock guitar as well piano and percussion.

There are also rock, jazz and recorder groups and singing.

December 13, 2007