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Buy a little, help us a lot with the Co-op

Every time members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

We are delighted to have been selected as one of the local good causes by the Co-op, so if you are already a member or would consider joining (it costs £1) you can choose to give your 1% to Poole Society For Young Musicians (PSYM). This funding period is for 11 months until the 27 October 2018.

Please help us to raise more money to continue to provide outstanding concerts and educational music events for your community by joining as a member or, if you are already, choose us as your local cause.

Thank you.



Summer School: Quartet-in-residence appointed.

The Halcyon string quartet from Royal Academy of Music London are going to be our resident string quartet at Broadstone Music Series Summer School 26th -28th July this year.
Apart from the quartet tutoring on the course, our young string players will be able to play alongside them and listen to them perform. Nathalie Green-Buckley, the violist is an ex Dorset girl who studied music at Cambridge and has regularly appeared in the Broadstone Music Series.  We are excited to be able to have them at the summer school which will give a whole new dynamic to the tutoring this year.  It will be a great experience for the young quartet too, we know they are just as delighted to be with us as we are looking forward to having them.

There are still a few spaces on the Summer School 2017 if you are quick.

Halcyon Quartet


Regular BMS visiting artists ‘Fieri Consort’ crowdfunding for exciting new album.

You may have seen our recent post about regular visiting artists, the Fieri Consort, releasing their debut album Tears of a Lover, which was launched a couple of weeks ago.

The Fieri Consort are currently fundraising for their next album which promises to be quite a follow up to this initial offering. The album will revolve around the Musica Transalpina, a set of madrigals which were collected in Italy and ‘brought across the alps ‘ to London where they influenced many of the great musicians and composers of the time.

The Project is being match funded by a generous donor so every penny counts double! If you were to donate £100 it could be worth up to £225 to Fieri.

If, like many others, you would like to support this amazing project please click here to be taken to their crowdfunding page.

Fieri Consort Album Launch

If you were lucky enough to hear the amazing Fieri Consort when they performed at the Broadstone Music Series you may be interested in their new album – ‘Tears of a Lover’ which was launched at a stunning concert in London last night.

And if you missed them, this is your chance to get acquainted. The album, produced by the one and only John Rutter, is stunning and you cannot fail to be impressed by their sound and musicianship.

The disk explores the music of Monteverdi and other works from the era plus several works which are inspired by him.

We hope that they will visit us again in the not too distant future.

Congratulations beautiful singers; you must be delighted.

Click here to buy Tears of a Lover

Flute Workshop With Holly Cook and Helen Nicholas

28th January 2017 4pm – 6pm
St John’s Church Broadstone.

Flute workshop by Holly Cook with Helen Nicholas on piano.

Masterclasses, ensemble playing and workshop on ethnic flutes, western flutes and whistles.

All ages welcome but limited places available.  Only 4 Masterclass slots are available so this will be on first come 1st serve basis.

  • Masterclass price: £10 (above grade 5 only)
    We will need to know in advance what repertoire you will perform.
  • Just workshop/ensemble: £5
  • Spectator: £5, spectator under 18 free

Please apply below
Deadline is 17th January.

Dorchester Piano Quartet Recital

Dorchester piano quartet recital
Sunday March 12th 4pm,
St John the Baptist Church Macauley Road Broadstone
violin – Jennifer Curiel, viola – Pasha Willis, cello – Sally Flann, Piano – Peter Oakes

Dorchester Piano Quartet is a recent extension of Dorchester Piano Trio which has given concerts in and around Dorset for the last 10 years. The group is based at Dorset County Museum and its concerts pair a sonata with a piece for the full group.


  • Dvorak Sonatina for violin and piano
  • Mahler Piano Quartet,
  • Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor.

The programme will also include short performance of Mozart And Beethoven performed by local young musicians who have been coached by the Dorchester Quartet as part of our education programme for young musicians.

Tickets are £10 Adults, U18s & Students £3 – on the door or from Hintons on the Broadway Broadstone.

Double Reed Day

Sunday 5th February

Venue: Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Rd, Pelhams Park, Bournemouth BH10 7LH

Time: 10-4.30

Please arrive for registration at 10. The day will kick off with a tutors’ concert at 10.20.

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The double reed day is kindly supported by John Packer Ltd, the shop will also be attending the day to support all double reed players. Do come and say hello!

New to the double-reed or tempted to give it a go.

For anyone who may be interested in learning a double-reed instrument; children and adults alike. A specialist will be on hand with oboes and bassoons for you to try. We can give you information about finding a teacher and hiring an instrument through SoundStorm Music Hub; teacher lists and plenty of other advice about these unusual instruments. Stay to hear the tutor performances and ensembles if you would like to.

Bassoonist and Oboists Already Playing!

We have a wonderful day lined up with a tutors’ performance, masterclasses and playing in a massed ensemble.

Come along to Kinson Community Centre for a day of all things double reed with:

  • Edward Kay (Principal Oboe, BSO)
  • Holly Randall (2nd Oboe & Cor Anglais, BSO)
  • Tammy Thorn (Principal Bassoon, BSO)
  • Emma Selby (2nd Bassoon, BSO)
Kindly supported by the British Double Reed Society
Kindly supported by the British Double Reed Society
  • Adults £15
  • Under 18s £5  – accompanying adult goes free
    Includes: Tutors’ performance, attending masterclasses as a spectator, playing in a massed ensemble, try an instrument.
Kindly supported by the Rotary Club
Kindly supported by the Rotary  International

Masterclass or workshop participation:

  • Adults £30 (includes entry fee)
  • Under 18s £20 (includes entry fee, accompanying adult free)

The masterclasses & workshops must be booked in advance, please use our sign up form below as soon as possible, places are limited!

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Feedback from our double reed day
Double Reed Day Recital - Our next event is our Double reed day which takes place on Sunday 5th February 2017 Anyone is welcome to come and just watch, listen and learn. Adult: £15 Senior citizen: £10 Under 18: £5 (accompanied adult free) The day includes a recital from members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Wind section: Paul Carr Divertimento for … Continue reading Double Reed Day Recital
Double reed day: limited places remaining - Although the masterclass is now sold out it’s not too late to sign up to take part in an ensemble or to try an instrument. You don’t need to be a player already, if you are interested in trying out an unusual instrument, then here is your chance! Come along to the Dorset Double Reed … Continue reading Double reed day: limited places remaining
Double reed day, a taster! - Here’s a quick video of our double reed day tutors rehearsing last week to whet your appetite for the double reed workshop. For more information visit the double reed day page here
Double reed day timetable - The timetable is currently being put together and when accurate numbers are known more details will follow so keep checking back here regularly. So far the timetable is: 10-4.30pm 10-10:20 registration 10:20 welcome and tutors’ concert
Double reed day supported by Wonderful winds - We would like to extend our thanks to Wonderful Winds for providing our ensemble music for the double reed day. This will allow the tutors and participants to take part in a wide variety of musical activities, for which we would like to thank them.
Try an Oboe or a Bassoon - If you are interested in trying out an unusual instrument, then here is your chance! Come along to the Dorset Double Reed Day on Sunday 5th February, 10-4:30 at the Kinson Community Centre. You will have a chance to hear these wonderful instruments in action in a concert given by the tutors. All four tutors … Continue reading Try an Oboe or a Bassoon