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Tickets are now on sale for the amazing Christmas Extravaganza at the Colston Hall on Tuesday 8th December.
The evening will feature a massed choir of Primary School Children from throughout North Somerset, bands from the School of Pop & Rock, the North Somerset Jazz Orchestra, and the Intermediate groups from the Backwell Centre for Young Musicians. In previous years the event has been in Santa’s diary and he has popped in to wish the performers well!
Tickets can be purchased from the Colston Hall Box Office on 0844 887 1500
The deadline for applying to take part in the North Somerset Concerto Competition is Friday 23rd October. Application forms can be downloaded from here!
Each year amazing talented young musicians from within North Somerset take part in the Concerto Competition which enables two young people to perform a concerto with one of the senior NSCYM ensembles Sinfonia, NS Concert Band or Vivace, around Easter time. Full details of approved repertoire can be found here.
The competition is open to young players under the age of 19 who are members of local orchestras, bands or ensembles.
The 45 strong NSCYM Concert Band travelled to Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Thursday the 10th July and wowed the audience with their very controlled and mature paerformance of Copland's 'Shaker Melody' and the stirring 'Second Dawning' by James L Hosay.
Although not a competition the performers do receive feedback, and the North Somerset players heard some favourable comments. These included "…lovely energetic opening…tricky high woodwind passages played very well… excellent interaction between conductor and band… very polished performance… rich sound…each section playing well together… brought great energy to a difficult score of long lines."
Congratulations to all the players for flying the North Somerset music making flag so on this national platform!