On Friday 26th June our newly formed Roseland Youth Orchestra gave a fantastic début performance at the “Hubbub” Festival at Heartlands in Pool, as part of a two day event organised by Cornwall Music Education Hub for schools and the wider community. The orchestral theme was inspired by the BBC Ten Pieces programme for schools, an initiative designed to make orchestral music more accessible to young musicians, and members of our orchestra enjoyed the chance to collaborate with the highly acclaimed Cornwall Youth Orchestra in an inspiring workshop led by CYO Director, Tim Boulton. The workshop culminated in a superb joint performance of one of the BBC Ten Pieces, the epic “Mars” from The Planets Suite by Holst. Our students really enjoyed working alongside members of CYO, an audition only county ensemble which also includes several Roseland students, and together they made an amazing sound! Following the workshop, Roseland Youth Orchestra went on to entertain the audience with two pieces of their own, performing Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King” and a medley of contemporary songs arranged by their own Musical Director Matt Douglas, entitled “Roseland Mash”. It was a truly aspirational day and we look forward to future performances by the Roseland Youth Orchestra!
Year 10 flautist Alice Musgrove said,
“It was inspirational and exhilarating to hear so many young people of different abilities playing together”
Roseland Youth Orchestra was formed in February 2015, funded by our generous sponsor EMI Music Foundation, and includes young musicians from The Roseland and our partner primary schools. New members are always welcome – please contact Expressive Arts Development Officer Wendy Polley for further details.