Music for Youth Proms 2019 kick off 50th birthday celebrations

The Music for Youth Proms 2019 will mark the finale of Music for Youth’s (MFY) yearly events and launch the national youth charity’s 50th anniversary.

The event takes place at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Tuesday 12 to Wednesday 13 November with more than 2,000 young performers taking the stage.

This year’s concert will be presented by British saxophonist and composer YolanDa Brown and will include full-scale orchestras, jazz bands, chamber groups, rock and urban bands, and choirs.

The proms will also feature two massed ensembles; Newham Music, Lister Community School and Norwich Theatre Royal.

The evening is set to highlight inclusion, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, with performers from music hubs, schools, community organisations and independent music makers.

The charity was founded in 1970 and provides a free curated programme of opportunities to perform and experience world class music.

The 2019 Music for Youth programme includes:

Tuesday 12th November

St Peter’s RC Primary School – Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
HWMC Senior Big Band – High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Rubik’s Cube – Winchester, Hampshire
Bridgend County Symphony Brass Ensemble – Bridgend, Wales
Youthsayers – Lambeth, South London
Kay Greyson – Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Newham Massed Ensemble – Newham, London
SaxPac – Liverpool, Merseyside
Rastrick High School Choir – Rastrick, West Yorkshire
Louis Coupe – Shropshire
Ruby Hive – London
Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra – Oxford, Oxfordshire

Wednesday 13th November

Northamptonshire County Youth Band – Northampton, Northamptonshire
QES Salsa Band – Kirby Lonsdale, Cumbria
Canon’s Choir – London
Musica Youth Strings – Huddersfield
The Wandering Winds – Truro, Cornwall
Owain Felstead & Friends – Bargoed, Caerphilly County Borough
Norfolk Massed Ensemble – Norfolk
Georgia Morgan Turner – London
WSFG Steel Pans – Walthamstow, London
Boston Youth Choir – Boston, Lincolnshire
Oldham Youth Orchestra – Oldham, Lancashire
Greater Gwent Youth Jazz Orchestra – Gwent

Spotlight on: New Music – supported by Cockayne Foundation

ESAM Percussion Ensemble – Lewes, East Sussex
Maria & Sila – London
The Walker Project – Boston, Lincolnshire
The Wilkes Lee Duo – Warwick
Harmony Army – Sidcup, Kent

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