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Four Hubs Youth Orchestra

‘’I loved it. What a brilliant idea’’ ‘’ I really enjoyed it when everything came together at the end’’ ‘’It’s great being able to play music with full sections’’ These were just some of the overwhelmingly positive comments from the over 100 students who performed a programme including Holst’s Mars from the Planets Suite and John Williams’ Raiders of the Lost Ark March at the Bedford Corn Exchange over the October half term. This was part of the inaugura...

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Candide Production

Another great production from Bedfordshire Youth Opera - congratulations to the singers, players and production team for their outstanding production of Bernstein's Candide which ran for five nights at the end of August in The Place Theatre, Bedford. Once again under the skilled direction of Fred Broom, this year's cast showed off their amazing talents in a production worthy of the West End. In addition to receiving vocal tuition from Vocal Director, Lottie Bagnall the cast were fortunate to be...

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Orchestral Jamboree 2018

Orchestral Jamboree Thursday 12th April 2018   Open to all instrumentalists up to and including Grade 1 level - we welcome string, woodwind, brass and percussionists to try out our Jamboree for FREE! It's a wonderful day which featured 165 instrumentalists last year! Children as young as 7 can take part and you will need to apply through your Hub- Music for Bedford Borough, Inspiring Music, Beds Music Co-op or Luton Mix. If your child has lessons privately you can apply directly thro...

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Super Strings

Super Strings Course Dates: Saturday 30 March 2019 - Sunday 31 March 2019 Venue: Castle Newnham School Students will have the chance to develop their all-round musical skills through improvising from chord symbols, playing on acoustic and electric strings and learning most of the material by ear, though notation will be available for those who wish. This is a fun, versatile group which offers various musical activities throughout the course. There will also be an opportunity on the second...

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BYO on BBC 3 Counties Radio!

A big thank you goes out to our students: Louis, Robert, Annabelle, Kerry and Evie, who represented BYO on BBC 3 Counties Radio last month. To listen to the clip, just click here: https://soundcloud.com/user-78899178/byo-19-10-2017 They spoke about what motivated them to get into Opera, and about our recent performance of 'Pirates of Penzance'. If you would like to be involved next year, join our Opera Workshop on 14 - 15 April 2018 and receive updates by signing up to our mailing list at the...

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Bedfordshire Youth Opera

Thank you to everyone who was a part of The Pirates of Penzance production by Bedfordshire Youth Opera at The Place Theatre. It was a fabulous Course and Production, with a very successful run of five performances which were sold out every night! Bedfordshire Youth Opera has been running successfully for 37 years and is unique in the UK providing one of very few opportunities for young people aged 14 – 26 to experience opera, for both for singers and orchestral players. It is directed...

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