The weekend

This weekend four of the Purcell team have travelled up to a little village in Derbyshire to prepare and team build. Seeing as we are so far north we have decided to travel up to join the Chethams team in Manchester which has given us a great opportunity to rehearse for the Royal Over-Seas League Gala concert in London next Sunday which the two schools are both taking part in.

So far we have looked at several string quartets from the usual repertoire of Dvorak’s American Quartet and Tschaikovsky’s quartet (op. 11) to several new compositions by members of the team.

The day has been very useful for us all to get to grips with possible programmes that we could put together in Perth during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting 2011. We’ve also used the day to meet everyone again and prepare for our two weeks down under.

We’ll blog again soon to keep you updated with the concert programme or visit our calendar


Welcome to the Perth 2011 Commonwealth Resounds homepage. The website will contain details of our commonwealth trip to Perth during October 2011.

The Commonwealth Resounds is an organisation seeking to identify and promote outstanding musical initiatives in Commonwealth countries, develop partnerships between artists from different cultural origins and support training programmes for young musicians. These objectives will be realised through performances, seminars, projects, masterclasses, discussions and outreach work

In October 2011 Chethams school of music in Manchester and The Purcell School of music in Bushey are running a joint trip to Perth, Australia and will be running events alongside the Commonwealth Peoples Forum which takes place at the same time as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM). This website is set up so that you can find out more about this trip.

We will also be blogging about our trip and the events around it over the next few months so watch this space or sign up to our blog by using the subscription button to the right!