performed by children, with ages ranging from 6 to 18, has been
hailed as a huge success.
on the fourth and final day of the Youth Makes Music festival, the
event is widely seen as a fitting end to a week of high quality
the course of the week, groups including the Gloucestershire Youth
Jazz Orchestra, Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra and the many area
orchestras and wind bands all took part in concerts, playing a variety
of music from Blues
to Beethoven to Harry Potter!
week culminated in the "Music Centres Prom", in which
the four Gloucestershire music centres combined to produce a concert
that mimicked the BBC Last Night of the Proms, with favourites including
"Jerusalem" and "Land of Hope and Glory".
leader of one music centre described the evening as "stunning"
and later stated that it had been the best one to date.
Youth Makes Music week is placed annually just before the Cheltenham
Music Festival, in which internationally acclaimed musicians and
orchestras meet for a week of concerts and shows.
is these concerts, especially when they are placed next to an international
festival, that inspire young musicians to continue with their
one music centre leader put it in a build up to his orchestra's
performance on stage, like a general rallying his troops, "This
highlight of the music calendar for us. You've all worked exceptionally
hard for it".
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by Ed Leighton
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