Youth Music Extravaganza Wows Audience
On Sunday, May 6, more than 1000 young
musicians wowed a sold out audience at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall
as part of Worcestershire Youth Music’s (WYM) eleventh annual Gala
The concert included pupils from all over
Worcestershire of a range of ages and abilities, from the children
who play at WYM's six Area Music Centres, to the members of the
service's acclaimed county ensembles. Also featured were pupils
from schools across the county who had taken part in WYM's recorder
project Ready Steady Blow, and the singing initiative, Sing Up.
The audience was treated to a rich and varied
programme including brass bands, jazz orchestras, wind orchestras,
choirs and string orchestras, culminating in an emotional
performance of “Jerusalem” involving all 1000 performers and
audience. There was also music in the foyer before the concert and
during the interval courtesy of the Worcestershire Youth Wind
Ensemble and the Brass ensembles from Claines, Hallow and Red Hill
Colin Farlow, Acting Head of
Worcestershire Youth Music, said “As always, this was an
inspirational evening for all our young musicians with standards of
performance as high as ever. Credit really must go to our young
people, the dedication and commitment of WYM teachers and the huge
support given by parents.”
One parent in the audience added "When so many
Music Services are in trouble this concert was outstanding and
should be used to inspire music making at county level throughout
the country. Well done and Thank you to all involved!"
Besides its wide range of orchestras and
bands, Worcestershire Youth Music, provides music lessons in
schools throughout the region, with Area Music Centres running
after school lessons and activities in Bromsgrove, Evesham,
Kidderminster, Malvern, Redditch and Worcester.
For more information about Worcestershire
Youth Music call 01905 333344 or go online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/music
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