Tonbridge Grammar School Motet Choir sings in Music For Youth Regional Festival Series 2018
On Wednesday March 14, the 40-strong Motet Choir from Tonbridge Grammar School will join students from around London and the South East to perform in this year’s Music For Youth Regional Festival in Ealing & Harrow. The Festival programme has a fantastic variety of performers, including a jazz ensemble described as ‘the hippest young jazz collective in the country’, two primary school ensembles, and School of Rock. The girls of the Motet Choir are no strangers to performing having taken part in a number of local, regional and international events over the past year, including being gold medal winners at the European Choir Games in Latvia last summer. The 14-18 years old have already been booked for a series of concert engagements in London and in Kent throughout the rest of the year up to Christmas 2018.
Their programme includes the hauntingly beautiful ‘Be Thou My Vision’ by British composer Bob Chilcott and a lively song about a wedding party, ‘The Wedding Ring’ by Geoffrey Russell-Smith.
Choir Director Adrian Pitts said: “This is a great chance for the girls to perform and share their music-making, listen to performances from other local groups, meet other musicians, and gain valuable feedback.”
“This is also a first chance for our youngest members to learn new skills and get advice on how they can develop, from an expert team of Music for Youth Music Mentors who give feedback on all performances.”
Taking place between January and April every year, the Music for Youth Regional Festival series welcomes 40,000 young musicians to take part in the world’s largest youth music festival in 50 locations nationwide.
By taking part in the Regional Festival Series groups then have access to further Music for Youth events and opportunities across the year, such as National Festival in Birmingham in the summer.