Fantastic news from Norfolk Music Service

30th April, 2019

Having impressed the mentors at the Music for Youth Regional Festival in King’s Lynn in March, we are so excited that young musicians from Norfolk have been selected to perform in the MFY National Festival in Birmingham again this July!

Among the performers will be Norfolk Students’ Jazz Orchestra, led by Norfolk Music Service teachers Geraldine Evans and Kit Cecconi. This high level ensemble of wind, brass, percussion and keyboard players meets weekly in Norwich and nurtures jazz technique as well as improvisation skill.

Music For Youth is a youth arts charity which runs the world’s largest youth music festivals. The Music for Youth National Festival runs from 3rd – 6th July 2019. Around 10,000 of the UK’s brightest young musicians are selected from Regional Festivals across the UK to come to perform at world-class venues and city-centre locations across Birmingham. The MFY National Festival is open to everyone to come and hear performances from the very best jazz, brass, classical, folk, choral and contemporary young musicians.

Music for Youth performances are just part of the busy calendar of performances and opportunities offered to young musicians led by Norfolk Music Service. It is the third year in a row that our ensembles have been selected to perform in the MFY National Festival in Birmingham. Those selected to perform at the National Festival then have an opportunity for being chosen to perform in the Music for Youth Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Norfolk Music Service was proud to take the Norfolk County Symphonic Wind Band to the Prom in 2017, where the band opened the show in style! This November, Music for Youth has invited a massed ensemble of 600 children from Norfolk to the Royal Albert Hall to perform part of a new children's opera, produced in collaboration with Norfolk Music Hub and Norwich Theatre Royal.


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