"In tune with children and young people .. ."
March 12th 2019
Musicmaking in South Gloucestershire schools
is alive and well. The March concert of the
Chipping Sodbury Music Society, given by the
South Gloucestershire Music Hub involved young
musicians from all over the area. Their
professional and enthusiastic application was
enjoyed by a packed hall, with many proud
parents in the audience.
The South Gloucestershire Youth Chamber
Orchestra tackled the first movement of Mozart’s
Symphony No 35. This very demanding piece
was played with great assurance.
Kingswood’s Don’t Fret, made up of guitars and double bass, revealed a delicate touch and great restraint especially in the andante from Vivaldi’s concerto, which was originally for 2 mandolins.
Flutissimo, an advanced group of flautists, engaged in modern works by Catherine McMichael and Samantha Cox. The high standard of playing was remarkable with good intonation and coordination throughout.
The Kingswood Wind Orchestra excelled themselves in The Tempest Irish Tune from County Derry and the finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird.
Little Stoke Western Winds brought out the humour of A Stroll in the Park and the clap-along Build me up Buttercup.
The South Gloucestershire Youth String Ensemble played a typical tango by Piazolla with fine rhythmic control, and the stately Pavane from Warlock’s Capriol Suite was given its full English flavour.
The South Gloucestershire Youth Wind Orchestra provided a barnstorming finale with well-known tunes from film scores by John Williams.
This annual event once again was a tribute not only to the players but also to the teachers, conductors and organisers involved in the South Gloucestershire Music Hub.
March 15 2019