Monthly Archives: October 2023

Christmas Festival – tickets

As you are aware, the annual UVHS Christmas Festival will be staged on Wednesday 13th December at The Coro, starting at 7.30pm.  For those who have attended in the past you will be aware that it is one of the most popular Music Department events on the calendar with over 150 students performing to a sell-out audience.

This year’s programme will include the Wind Band, Choir, String Orchestra, Junior Band, Flute & Clarinet Choirs, Chamber Choir and Brass & Saxophone Ensembles.  There will also be seasonal readings and festive audience carols.

Historically tickets sell very quickly for this event, so we always offer the booking site to parents for a few days of advance sale before they go on general release to the public (on Monday 30th October). With this in mind booking will open from Thursday 26th October – Sunday 29th October for parents & friends.  For the advance sale tickets there will be a password requested which will be posted on this site on Wednesday 25th October

Prices are:  Balcony – £12 (£7 U18); Stalls £10/£8 (£6/£5 U18)

Cumbria Youth Orchestra

Are your children playing their orchestral instrument at Grade 4 level and above?
Would they love this opportunity to be part of something special?

The Cumbria Youth Orchestra is a vibrant and exciting ensemble whose aim is to develop young musicians’ skills and give them a flavour of what is possible when they are part of quality music-making outfit!

Many of our children in the Music Services across Cumbria are having regular lessons and loving that! However, playing in an ensemble really brings their new skills along, not to mention the opportunity to socialise, make new friends and experience amazing music!

There are some amazing opportunities for the Cumbria Youth Orchestra this academic year including:

Rehearsals with Conductor Joe Davies
Wind In The Willows in March/April – residential rehearsals and performance of this much-loved classic.
Performances at Kendal Calling and SolFest Music Festivals in July and August (tbc).

More details and a form to sign up can be found here

Hope to see you there! 

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Little Big Band

After a phenomenal start to the year with 2 great public performances over the last 2 weeks, there will be no rehearsal for the LBB this Wednesday as I have a meeting after school – many apologies. We will start to develop the set list the following week so that we can deliver our first gig on Saturday 18th November at The Farmers in Lowick.