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Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd –  June 2017

Symphony Spotlight Concert – 7.00pm Saturday 1st July

Lymm United Reformed Church

Please note the change of time!

This concert gives our most advanced ensemble a chance to shine, guided by their fantastic conductor Andrew Mallon. We can promise you stunning performances, along with a few tears as we say goodbye to those musicians leaving us this summer. Bring tissues, it’s an emotional one!

Performers please attend morning rehearsals at Bridgewater as usual. Our evening rehearsal at Lymm United Reformed Church, Brookfield Road, Lymm, WA13 0QL starts at 5.30pm. Usual Symphony concert dress please (smart, all black).

Summer Celebration Concert – 10.30am Saturday 8th July

This concert is an opportunity for Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Pre-Chamber Strings, Junior Strings, Beginner Strings, Beginner Brass and Beginner Woodwind to celebrate all of their hard work this year. Bring Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, friends… and hear our ensembles from our newest players – some in their very first performance – right up to our wonderful Chamber Orchestra with their fabulous conductor Shaun Lock. Your support is vital for our young musicians to flourish. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Performers attend morning rehearsals at Bridgewater. Refreshments are served from 10.30am (our usual break time), and our concert begins at 11.00am.

 

Exam Congratulations

Abby Staples            Violin              Grade 5 Merit

Grace Goode             Flute               Grade 5

Jacob Allison            Trumpet                     Grade 2 Merit

Ruby Cook                Violin              Grade 1 Merit

Don’t forget to let us know when you pass an exam!

Parent Rota

Some weeks we have all of our parent helpers pitching in, but some weeks none show up. Please remember that the orchestra is run by volunteers. We need your help to make sure that Saturday mornings run as smoothly as possible.

Here is your quick reminder up to the end of term.

0900-1100 1030-1230
01.07.17 Thomson Daluz Vieira Anwar-Watts Craigie Dedee Fisher
08.07.17 Gandar Folgado Buta Goode Fraser Gilbody Green

If anyone is interested in helping out more often, or even joining the committee, please do let us know. You will be more than welcome. If you just want to help with the day-to-day operation of a very worthwhile organisation and make a difference in young people’s lives we would love to see you!

Hilden 2017 Details

Our Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will be joined by our friends from Musikschule Hilden for our joint residential at Wilderhope Manor, Shropshire, on Sunday 22nd October. We will have three days of rehearsals and fun activities getting to know our visitors. We will return to Warrington on Tuesday 24th October and our visitors will meet their host families. There will be a joint concert on Wednesday 25th October, and a leaving party on Friday 27th October. On Wednesday and Thursday there will be day trips for our Hilden friends which our young musicians are welcome to take part in. Our friends will leave us first thing on Saturday morning for their journey back to Germany.

If you have room to host a visitor or two from Tuesday after our residential until Saturday morning please do get in touch.

Music Theory – £5 per month

With access to an online course through Clements Theory and tutor support from WYO staff we think our option for music theory is a bargain at only £5 a month. Students enrol on the course for as long as is necessary for them to reach the required level. We can also arrange for students to be entered for their ABRSM theory exams when ready. Within our PaySubsOnline system there is an ‘Optional Extra’ of Music Theory Tuition. This is accessed via the main login and will appear at the top of the page. Once you enrol and set up the monthly payment please email WYO_Theory(at)mail(dot)com and we’ll get you set up.

Hilden Visit 2017

Sunday 22nd October

– Tuesday 24th October                  Music residential course

Wednesday 25th October               Joint Concert

Friday 27th October                         Leaving party

(Wednesday 25th October and Thursday 26th October – Optional day trips with Hilden group)

Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and Registered Charity Number 1154734. Registered in England & Wales Company Number 08666710 and Registered Office: 7 Westrees, Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2XE 

 

Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd –  May 2017

Here comes the sun!

Wow, we’re halfway through the summer term already. Can you believe it? Not long now until our summer concerts and it shows. The music coming from rehearsal rooms has been fantastic. Don’t forget that there are no rehearsals this Saturday, 27th May, but we are back again the following week, 3rd June. We’ll see you then!

Exam Congratulations!

Yi Chen Hock                Piano                Grade 8 Merit

Abby Staples                Violin                Grade 5 Merit

Grace Goode                Flute                 Grade 5

Jacob Allison                Trumpet         Grade 2 Merit

Ruby Cook                   Violin                Grade 1 Merit

Don’t forget to let us know when you pass an exam!

Calling all graphic designers

Do you have a background in graphic design? We are looking to update our promotional materials. If you could volunteer your services to help with designing posters, flyers and the like please do send us an email or see a member of the committee at rehearsals.

Parent Rota

Here is your quick reminder up to the end of term.

0900-1100 1030-1230
20.05.17 Thompson Merrett Pybus Wong(C) Murphy Vernon
WHIT HOLIDAYS
03.06.17 Blackwell Oliver Staples Aston Stearn
10.06.17 Kingsnorth Searle Bealing Chien Smith Bibby
17.06.17 Shepherd Blackshaw Boland Fontana Blake Brindle
24.06.17 Spesock Burn Cawley Rowland Nash Allison Ardani
01.07.17 Thomson Daluz Vieira Anwar-Watts Craigie Dedee Fisher
08.07.17 Gandar Folgado Buta Goode Fraser Gilbody Green

If anyone is interested in helping out more often, or even joining the committee, please do let us know. You will be more than welcome. If you just want to help with the day-to-day operation of a very worthwhile organisation and make a difference in young people’s lives we would love to see you!

Hilden 2017 Details

Our Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will be joined by our friends from Musikschule Hilden for our joint residential at Wilderhope Manor, Shropshire, on Sunday 22nd October. We will have three days of rehearsals and fun activities getting to know our visitors. We will return to Warrington on Tuesday 24th October and our visitors will meet their host families. There will be a joint concert on Wednesday 25th October, and a leaving party on Friday 27th October. On Wednesday and Thursday there will be day trips for our Hilden friends which our young musicians are welcome to take part in. Our friends will leave us first thing on Saturday morning for their journey back to Germany.

If you have room to host a visitor or two from Tuesday after our residential until Saturday morning please do get in touch.

Music Theory – £5 per month

With access to an online course through Clements Theory and tutor support from WYO staff we think our option for music theory is a bargain at only £5 a month. Students enrol on the course for as long as is necessary for them to reach the required level. We can also arrange for students to be entered for their ABRSM theory exams when ready. Within our PaySubsOnline system there is an ‘Optional Extra’ of Music Theory Tuition. This is accessed via the main login and will appear at the top of the page. Once you enrol and set up the monthly payment please email WYO_Theory(at)mail(dot)com and we’ll get you set up.

Rehearsal

Whit Holiday 27th May

Summer Term 2 rehearsals 3rd June – 8th July

Dates for your Diary

Our Summer Term concerts are very special for our young musicians. Make sure that the dates are on your calendar, in your diary, and committed to memory – you won’t want to miss them!

Symphony Spotlight Concert – 6.00pm Saturday 1st July

This concert gives our most advanced ensemble a chance to shine, guided by their fantastic conductor Andrew Mallon. We can promise you stunning performances, along with a few tears as we say goodbye to those musicians leaving us this summer. Bring tissues, it’s an emotional one!

Summer Celebration Concert – 10.30am Saturday 8th July

This concert is an opportunity for Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Pre-Chamber Strings, Junior Strings, Beginner Strings, Beginner Brass and Beginner Woodwind to celebrate all of their hard work this year. Bring Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, friends… and hear our ensembles from our newest players – some in their very first performance – right up to our wonderful Chamber Orchestra with their fabulous conductor Shaun Lock. Your support is vital for our young musicians to flourish. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Hilden Visit 2017

Sunday 22nd October

– Tuesday 24th October                          Music residential course

Wednesday 25th October            Joint Concert

Friday 27th October                    Leaving party

(Wednesday 25th October and Thursday 26th October – Optional day trips with Hilden group)

Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and Registered Charity Number 1154734. Registered in England & Wales Company Number 08666710 and Registered Office: 7 Westrees, Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2XE 

 

Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd –  April 2017

Summer Fun

Summer term already! We start back on Saturday and we’re looking forward to a great term of rehearsals and our fabulous final concerts of the year. This term lots of our young musicians are studying hard for GCSEs, AS and A levels. We wish you all the very best as you head into the home stretch. Don’t forget to eat well, sleep well, and take some time out from the books to relax with your music.

Exam Congratulations!

Hannah Leighton-Jones                   Piano             Grade 8 Distinction

Don’t forget to let us know when you pass an exam!

Parent Rota

Here is your quick reminder up to the end of May.

0900-1100 1030-1230
29.04.17 May Wong (S) Kirsten Mittag Hock Leach
06.05.17 Prod’homme Kemp McPhail Rutter Kent Adlem
13.05.17 Tabb Peel Nash Tavernier McCarthy Newlove
20.05.17 Thompson Merrett Pybus Wong(C) Murphy Vernon
WHIT HOLIDAYS

If anyone is interested in helping out more often, or even joining the committee, please do let us know. You will be more than welcome. If you just want to help with the day-to-day operation of a very worthwhile organisation and make a difference in young people’s lives we would love to see you!

Music Theory – £5 per month

With access to an online course through Clements Theory and tutor support from WYO staff we think our option for music theory is a bargain at only £5 a month. Students enrol on the course for as long as is necessary for them to reach the required level. We can also arrange for students to be entered for their ABRSM theory exams when ready. Within our PaySubsOnline system there is an ‘Optional Extra’ of Music Theory Tuition. This is accessed via the main login and will appear at the top of the page. Once you enrol and set up the monthly payment please email WYO_Theory(at)mail(dot)com and we’ll get you set up.

Hilden Hosts

If you have room for a guest or two in October please do let us know. Last year our WYO musicians were met with incredible hospitality in Hilden and we would like to return the favour. We are really lucky this year as the visit will take place during our half term holiday, and will include a joint music residential with our more experienced players.

Rehearsals

Summer term 1 rehearsals 29th April – 20th May

Whit Holiday 27th May

Summer Term 2 rehearsals 3rd June – 8th July

Dates for your Diary

Our Summer Term concerts are very special for our young musicians. Make sure that the dates are on your calendar, in your diary, and committed to memory – you won’t want to miss them!

Symphony Spotlight Concert – 6.00pm Saturday 1st July

This concert gives our most advanced ensemble a chance to shine, guided by their fantastic conductor Andrew Mallon. We can promise you stunning performances, along with a few tears as we say goodbye to those musicians leaving us this summer. Bring tissues, it’s an emotional one!

Summer Celebration Concert – 10.30am Saturday 8th July

This concert is an opportunity for Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Pre-Chamber Strings, Junior Strings, Beginner Strings, Beginner Brass and Beginner Woodwind to celebrate all of their hard work this year. Bring Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, friends… and hear our ensembles from our newest players – some in their very first performance – right up to our wonderful Chamber Orchestra with their fabulous conductor Shaun Lock. Your support is vital for our young musicians to flourish. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Concerts Galore

Some of our wonderful strings players will be performing in a free concert at Trinity Church, Market Gate, Warrington, WA1 9AG next Saturday, 29th April, at 12.30pm with Lymm High School Senior Strings. They are a superb group so go along after rehearsals and be inspired.

Northern Chamber Orchestra have a concert on Friday 5th May at 7.30pm at St Elphin’s Church playing Haydn String Quartet Op 54 No 3, Beethoven String Quartet Op 59 No 3, and Dvorak String Quartet 96 ‘American’  Tickets £15, concessions £12, U18s free

Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and Registered Charity Number 1154734. Registered in England & Wales Company Number 08666710 and Registered Office: 7 Westrees, Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2XE 

 

Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd –  March 2017

A Busy Few Weeks

Welcome to our new members this term, we are delighted that you have joined the WYO family!

Congratulations to those who have been promoted to new groups this term. It is fantastic to hear the work that all of our musicians are putting in during rehearsals, and it seems incredible that they have only been working on these new pieces for a few weeks. If the progress so far is any indication, our summer concerts will be amazing.

Exam Congratulations!

Kendal Hands                   Piano             Grade 2

Don’t forget to let us know when you pass an exam!

Music Theory – £5 per month

We are delighted that our first music theory students have enrolled. If you are interested in joining them please do get in touch. With access to an online course through Clements Theory and tutor support from WYO staff we think it is a bargain at only £5 a month. Students enrol on the course for as long as is necessary for them to reach the required level. We can also arrange for students to be entered for their ABRSM theory exams when ready.

Hilden Help

Thank you to those who have already offered to host our friends from Hilden next October. If you have room for a guest or two please do let us know. Last year our WYO musicians were met with incredible hospitality in Hilden and we would like to return the favour. We are really lucky this year as the visit will take place during our half term holiday, and will include a joint music residential with our more experienced players.

Parent Rota

A huge thank you to everyone who has joined us on Saturday mornings. It really does make a big difference! If you haven’t seen this term’s rota please do check. Here is a quick reminder up to the end of April.

0900-1100 1030-1230
01.04.17 Harrison Greene Griffith Hewitson Gregory Hands
08.04.17 Mallon Hampton Hollies Martin Hoekstra
EASTER HOLIDAYS
29.04.17 May Wong (S) Kirsten Mittag Hock Leach

 

AGM

Thank you to all who attended our AGM. One of the suggestions was that we are more specific when asking for help, so here goes!

How can I help?

Would you like to help out by organising a small fundraising event? Perhaps a quiz night, a race night, or something else that you have experience of/would like to try? Drop us a line or see a member of the committee on Saturday mornings.

For our Summer Celebration Concert we usually have a raffle. Would you be willing to help with organising prizes?

Do you know someone who might be interested in sponsoring WYO merchandise? Send us an email, we’d love to hear from you.

If anyone is interested in helping out more often, or even joining the committee, please do let us know. You will be more than welcome. If you just want to help with the day-to-day operation of a very worthwhile organisation and make a difference in young people’s lives we would love to see you!

Orchestra Council

Chamber and Symphony orchestra members please talk to your council reps if you have any ideas for a music day – we will be discussing this at our next meeting.

Rehearsals

Spring term 2 rehearsals 1st April – 8th April

Easter holiday 15th & 22nd April

Summer term 1 rehearsals 29th April – 20th May

Whit Holiday 27th May

Summer Term 2 rehearsals 3rd June – 8th July

Dates for your Diary

Our Summer Term concerts are very special for our young musicians. Make sure that the dates are on your calendar, in your diary, and committed to memory – you won’t want to miss them!

Symphony Spotlight Concert – 6.00pm Saturday 1st July

This concert gives our most advanced ensemble a chance to shine, guided by their fantastic conductor Andrew Mallon. We can promise you stunning performances, along with a few tears as we say goodbye to those musicians leaving us this summer. Bring tissues, it’s an emotional one!

Summer Celebration Concert – 10.30am Saturday 8th July

This concert is an opportunity for Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Pre-Chamber Strings, Junior Strings, Beginner Strings, Beginner Brass and Beginner Woodwind to celebrate all of their hard work this year. Bring Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, friends… and hear our ensembles from our newest players – some in their very first performance – right up to our wonderful Chamber Orchestra with their fabulous conductor Shaun Lock. Your support is vital for our young musicians to flourish. We look forward to seeing everyone!

 

Warrington Youth Orchestra Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and Registered Charity Number 1154734. Registered in England & Wales Company Number 08666710 and Registered Office: 7 Westrees, Cuddington, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2XE 

 

 

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