4 May 2018
Six Lincolnshire ensembles have been invited to join 8,000 of the UK’s brightest young musicians at world class venues and city-centre locations across Birmingham as part of the annual Music for Youth National Festival, taking place from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th July!
The Lincolnshire ensembles taking part in the Festival all performed at Music For Youth's Regional Festival held at Haven High Academy, Boston in March and have been invited to the National Festival to take part on the main stages.
Lincolnshire Music Service enjoys a strong partnership with Music for Youth and continues to develop and encourage music participation and talent throughout Lincolnshire.
The National Festival is a five-day feast of live music featuring the very best brass, classical, folk, choral and contemporary renditions from the UK’s leading young musicians. Details of the Lincolnshire ensembles’ performances are as follows:
Tuesday 3 July, Birmingham Town Hall - Long Bennington Academy Rock Band “Kid Row”
Wednesday 4 July, Symphony Hall - Haven High Academy Sister Act Nuns
Thursday 5 July, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Boston Mash Up Beginners
Saturday 7 July, Birmingham Town Hall - St George's Academy 6th Form Vocal Harmony Group
and Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra
Symphony Hall - Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra makes its Music for Youth debut!
“This is such an achievement for the young musicians of Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra has an amazing opportunity to perform in one of the best concert halls in the world, alongside some of the country’s best youth orchestras.” Malcolm Duckels, Director of Lincolnshire County Groups, commented.
Lee Hextall, Director of Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra (BYJO) said: “This is the 4th year in a row BYJO has been invited to perform in the MFY National Festival in Birmingham. At least half the band has performed in the festival before however the level of excitement never diminishes! “
The ensembles could even be selected to take part in the 2018 Music for Youth Schools’ Prom at the iconic Royal Albert Hall which takes place over three nights in November and features extraordinary talent, magnificent music and inspiring performance.
To book tickets to the Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham, visit the Music for Youth website www.mfy.org.uk/events/national-festival/