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Berkshire Maestros receives grants for gala concert at Royal Albert Hall

17 March 2016

Berkshire Maestros has been awarded two grants to support the participation of children in their gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday 1st May.  A Celebration of Music in Berkshire will bring together over 1000 children from across Berkshire to perform on-stage at what must surely be the most prestigious concert venue in the country. Grants received from both Thatcham Town Council and Greenham Common Trust will support the involvement of children from the West Berkshire area. It will also enable Berkshire Maestros partner Culture Mix to attend with their Youth Steel Percussion Orchestra, bringing an extra 50 children along to benefit from this confidence-boosting experience.

In addition to the massed choirs from the schools will be performers from Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Youth Guitar Orchestra and Berkshire Youth Choir. Their numbers will be enhanced by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The programme of the concert will focus upon works from the BBC’s Ten Pieces project, which is an exciting initiative from the BBC that aims to open up the world of classical music to a generation of children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the music.

Tickets for this special concert can be bought directly from the Royal Albert Hall website or directly from Berkshire Maestros website.


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