The Evesham Festival of Music kicks off tomorrow - The Evesham Observer

The Evesham Festival of Music kicks off tomorrow

Evesham Editorial 16th Jun, 2017 Updated: 16th Jun, 2017   0

MUSIC lovers are being invited to hit all the right notes as the Evesham Festival of Music returns to the town.

The popular festival is being held for the sixth time and kicks off tomorrow with a performance from the Town Hall Gospel Choir.

The award-winning choir will open the festival with an evening of song at Evesham Arts Centre from 7.30pm.

Town Hall Gospel Choir is a family of individuals from all walks and backgrounds of life who have come together to celebrate their passion for singing.

Winners of the first ever Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year, this 30 strong choir were declared the winners of this prestigious title after beating five church and community choirs from across the UK.

Tickets for this must-see curtain raiser are £12 and available from the arts centre box offices.

The undoubted highlight of this year’s festival will again be the final of the Young Musician of the Year competition.

Winners and best runners-up from the junior and senior preliminary rounds will come together to compete for the prestigious title.

Sponsored by the Festival of Music committee and supported by the John Martin’s Charity, this bi annual competition aims to stimulate interest among local musicians.

Finalists will have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in front of an audience and adjudicators at this showcase event to decide Evesham’s Young Musician of the Year.

The Avon Singers will also perform during the adjudication process at the event at St Peter’s Church in Bengeworth on Wednesday from 7pm.

Tickets are £8 and £4 for under 16s and again available from arts centre box offices.

Evesham Arts Centre will play host to the Schools Together Concert on Thursday from 7pm.

Young musicians from Bredon Hill Middle School, Blackminster Middle School, De Montfort Middle School and St Egwins Middle will come together for the show.

Each school will delight by singing and playing their ‘Show Stoppers’ and then come together for a finale not to be missed.

An upbeat show of good time swing, rock ‘n’ roll and a retro vibe will be on show as King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys rock into Evesham Arts Centre.

The finest rhythm and blues band to come from outside the USA offer great swing music and huge entertainment value.

Tickets for next Friday’s concert are £15 and available from the arts centre box offices.

Exuberant music from the 45-piece West Midland Light Orchestra will bring the curtain down on this year’s festival next Saturday from 7.30pm.

Their repertoire of more than 250 numbers celebrates music from The Great American Songbook of the 1930s to 1970s.

A range of instrumental and vocal numbers will be accompanied the urbane, witty and informative repartee from Master of Ceremonies, Peter Tomlinson.

Tickets for the event at Evesham Arts Centre are £15 and available from arts centre box offices.

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