Friday 4th November 2016  |  7.00 – 9.00pm  |  doors open 6.30pm
The Gresham Centre, London EC2V

John Padley (MMA President)  |  Richard Morris (MMA Patron)  |  Andrew Morris
Alexander Bone (Saxophone)  |  Apollo5  |  James Way (Tenor) & Natalie Burch (Piano)
Woodcroft Primary School Choir
hosted by Keith Ayling (Ensemble Magazine Editor)

This Autumn we will be launching the 100th issue of Ensemble Magazine. To coincide with this the MMA will be hosting a celebration of music education in central London, to include the launch of the issue, to acknowledge over a hundred years of association work and to bring together current figures working across the field.


MMA Ensemble 100

Please consider joining us for this very important event in the history of the MMA.
Register on Eventbrite here or by using Google Forms here. Free entry.

The evening will also include an exhibition of historical MMA documents from the RCM, every issue of Ensemble Magazine together with words from ANDREW MORRIS, RICHARD MORRIS, JOHN PADLEY and hosted by Keith Ayling.

We are very excited to welcome performances from Apollo5, James Way, Woodcroft Primary School Choir & Alexander Bone. There will also be welcome drinks sponsored by Broker’s Gin and canapes for guests. All of the MMA’s members will be invited together with a select list from music education. All of our corporate members and especially retired members are invited to be with us.

Alexander Bone
Winner of Young Musician of the Year Jazz Award (2014) and currently studying jazz at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Alexander Bone is just 19 and already regarded as an innovative and inspirational saxophonist. In demand on the jazz and session circuit, at Ensemble 100 Alexander will perform innovative saxophone looping not to be missed!

The British a cappella ensemble Apollo5 are well-known for both engaging professional performances and energetic schools work. At Ensemble 100 they will be both performing and leading a school choir in what will be a very special for both the children and the audience.

James Way & Natalie Burch
A recipient of the MMA Douglas Fox Prize in 2010, tenor James Way studied at King’s College London before continuing his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Susan Waters. Recent engagements include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall for the Last Night of the Proms. His accompanist, Natalie Burch initially studied with John Railton before moving to study at Chetham’s and subsequently the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she is now a Guildhall Artist Fellow.

Woodcroft Primary School Choir
Woodcroft Primary School was the recipient of the MMA sponsored Best Music Department in the Music Teacher Awards. Music Leader Caitlin Sherring has since joined the MMA committee. The choir will take part in a vocal workshop on the afternoon of the event and prepare a special performance for the evening.

Our drinks sponsor, Broker’s Gin is made in a 200-year-old distillery in the heart of England using a traditional copper pot-still. A quadruple-distilled pure grain spirit made from English wheat is redistilled with ten traditional botanicals, creating a gin of outstanding smoothness.


Please consider joining us for this very important event in the history of the MMA.
Register on Eventbrite here or by using Google Forms here. Free entry.