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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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Jazz Course Success

We are delighted that the Jazz Course on the 22nd April had resounding success and was featured in Luton Today! Many thanks go to CBC Inspiring Music for their support but also to the tutors: Nikki Iles, Nick Smart and Tim Giles. http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/harlington-students-jazz-up-their-weekend-1-7953525...

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New String Course Success!

A string to everyone’s bow as course is a huge success - written by Jim Brock @Inspiring Music Electric. That was the opinion of last weekend’s Bedfordshire Music Trust’s String Course, open to students from across Bedfordshire and held at Alameda Middle School, Ampthill. It saw 12 children immersing themselves in everything from baroque music to contemporary artists like Taio Cruz. And it was also a first chance to try out the new electrical violins, cellos and violas which the I...

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BYO Presents… Steampunk Pirates!

Following last year’s fantastic course and production of A Little Night Music at The Place in Bedford, Bedfordshire Music Trust are excited to announce details of this year’s production of 'Pirates of Penzance' by Gilbert and Sullivan... as you've never seen it before! Currently showing at the English National Opera until 25th March! The Bedfordshire Youth Opera are looking for young singers and actors to enjoy a two-day workshop to introduce you to the show, the production team and ea...

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*NEW* Bedfordshire Youth String Course – April 2017

Try something NEW this Easter     In addition to our range of courses this Easter, we are very excited to announce a brand new opportunity for all string students. Expand your horizons this April, experience music from BAROQUE to FOLK and even TAIO CRUZ! Led by an expert team of specialist tutors, students will develop their all-round musical skills through small and large group playing on acoustic and electric strings and percussion. Take part in a STOMP! style act...

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