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Musical Milestones Project


celebrates the 25th anniversary of North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre


Over the course of this year we will be connecting with music groups across North Yorkshire and York, to share the transforming power of music and pave the way ahead in a celebration of the rich diversity of musical opportunities across the region.

There will be activities on the Musical Milestones front throughout the year with a particularly special focus on Music Therapy Week 22nd - 28th June 2015.

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As part of the Musical Milestones project one of NYMTC's trustees is also writing a blog called 'Notes Along The Road'.  Caroline posts articles, thoughts and reflections about her own musical journey which you can find here:

Getting involved

If you are a musician or part of a group in North Yorkshire and would like to be a part of our celebrations, or would like to volunteer to help out with the project please do get in touch.

Thank you to everyone who is supporting Musical Milestones.


Events in the lead up to Music Therapy Week:

Saturday 9th May - "Music Therapy - Sowing Seeds of Interest in Dementia Care", presented by Professor Helen Odell-Miller, Music Therapist and NYMTC Patron, 6pm Church of St Chad on the Knavesmire, York

Saturday 9th May - St. Paulinus Singers: Sounds Glorious, 7.30pm Church of St. Chad on the Knavesmire, York



Saturday 20th June - The Yorkshire Bach Choir: Purcell Dido and Aeneas

7.30pm, St. Michael le Belfrey, York


Sunday 21st June - Ampleforth and Ryedale Concert Choir: Mozart Mass in C Minor

7.30pm, St Peter's Church, Norton on Derwent


Sunday 21st June - Samba Band Workshop with Martyn Cresswell 

1.30-3.30pm, Galtres Centre, Easingwold



Music Therapy Week Events: 22nd - 28th June 2015

Some dates for your diary.  More events and details will be following shortly so do keep checking back

Monday 22nd June 7.30pm Midsummer Musical Soirée - an evening of string music including an open rehearsal of the Mendelssohn Octet Helmsley Arts Centre
Tuesday 23rd June 10.30-4.30pm Arts & Health Conference Day Helmsley Arts Centre
Wednesday 24th June 2 - 4pm Songs and Scones: a musical tea-party for senior citizens Sand Hutton Village Hall
Thursday 24th June 10.30am-12.30pm Women in Harmony open rehearsal & coffee - singers of all abilities welcome Sand Hutton Village Hall
Thursday 25th June 7.30-9.30pm All Seasons Orchestra come and play, open rehearsal suitable for players of all abilities Burnholme Community Hub, Bad Bargain Lane, York
Friday 26th June 7.30 pm "A Tudor Revel" with the York Waits & Deborah Catterall St. Olave's Church, Marygate, York
Friday 26th June 7.30 - 11pm Pop Up Pub with musical entertainment, all welcome Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall
Saturday 27th June 4.30pm A free family concert performed by All Seasons Orchestra St. Wilfrids, Strensall Garrison, York
Sunday 28th June 3pm Young Performers' Piano Concert All Saints Church, Sherburn in Elmet

Music Therapy Outdoor Concert

Sunday 28th June

3-6pm, Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard

An afternoon of music and outdoor activities at the Yorkshire Arboretum held in aid of North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre in association with Ryedale Special Families.  Enjoy live music performed by young musicians throughout the afternoon and look round the wonderful Arboretum.








We are busy planning more events for MTW2015, so do come back to this page....