The evening will showcase four of Wakefield’s finest ensembles, Wakefield Youth Orchestra, Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra, Wakefield Youth Choir and Wakefield Youth Training Orchestra. We feel very proud that these groups feature and successfully bring together talented young musicians from many different schools and backgrounds across the district.
Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra will be giving us a taste of their Big Band Project in partnership with Jo McCallum and Jazz North. The set will feature newly commissioned pieces written by contemporary jazz composers and a special guest performance from the internationally respected jazz guitarist Mike Walker. This will then be followed by a diverse selection of material from popular to the more festive performed by Wakefield Youth Choir. In the second half, the Youth Orchestra’s programme takes up the theme of ‘Music in a Cold Climate’ with works by Beethoven, Handel, Lopez and Powell. The evening will also feature pre-concert entertainment from the recently established Training Orchestra. With such a varied programme we know that this special evening will truly entertain with music that promises to suit all tastes. Some tickets are still available and are are priced at £8 and £5 for concessions. Contact the Music Office for further details.