1 May 2012

Bromsgrove Festival continues with performance from town youngsters

BROMSGROVE Festival continues with a special performance from town youngsters this Friday, (May 4).

Pupils from Bromsgrove Middle Schools will be rehearsing with vocal tutors from the Ex-Cathedra Education Programme, one of the most prominent singing education programmes in the UK, on the Big Spring Singing Day.

The youngsters will be preparing throughout the day for a evening one-hour concert at the Artrix Theatre, in School Drive, from 6.30pm.

The day has been organised in association with the David Morgan Music Trust. David, a former councillor, left money to help further the musical education of Bromsgrove youngsters.

Tickets cost £5 adults, £2 concessions.

This Saturday, May 5, from 7.45 pm, the Artrix will host the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra – one of the UK’s top big bands which has performed around the world.

The orchestra’s members, all under 25, have tasted success in the BBC’s National Big Band competition and received awards from the International Association for Jazz Education in Miami, Florida and Toronto.

The Chilingirian Quartet will be performing at Grafton Manor, at the chapel, on May 9, from 7.45pm.

The quartet will be joined by saxophonist Amy Dickson, who has forged an impressive international career, winning many prizes, and is a Prince’s Trust and Australian Children’s Music Foundation ambassador.

Tickets are priced at £20.

To book tickets call 01527 876504 or visit the new festival office, at Bromsgrove Library in Stratford Road.

The office is open Monday to Friday between 10.30am-3.30pm, and on Saturdays between 10.30am-1pm.

For more details on the festival including information on the last weekend of the festival, May 11-12, see bromsgrovefestival.co.uk


Reprinted by kind permission of The Bromsgrove Advertiser