Please click on the links below to view the Oswestry Youth Music Festival programme's for Holy Trinity Church, Christchurch and the Methodist Church
Programme 2018 - Holy Trinity Church
The Oswestry Youth Music Festival takes place every year around St David's Day. As the Festival has been growing each year, we are now introducing an extra day so that we can fit all the classes in. The dates for 2018 are Wednesday 28th February to Sunday 4th March, and performances will take place in our usual three venues of Christchurch, Holy Trinity and the Methodist Church. The finals will be held at 2 pm on Sunday 4th March in Christchurch.
We have introduced several new classes for 2018. These include classes for Musical Theatre Ensemble, Church Organ, Drum Kit with backing track, and Baroque Piano Solo. We are looking forward to some exciting performances from these classes. In addition, we hope to soon be able to deliver some exciting news to our younger performers aged 12 and under, so keep an eye on our Facebook page at Oswestry Youth Music Festival.
we are delighted to report that our Ruby Anniversary Concert during the 2017 Festival raised over £1000 for CLIC Sargent. We had a fantastic evening being entertained by previous winners and it was a complete sell out. It was good to welcome them back to hear their amazing talent, and to see how many have gone on to be professional musicians. Thank you to everyone who supported us that night. Thank you also to Oswestry Town Council for facilitating the event, and also for their continued support for the Festival every year.
We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the Festival Committee. We meet about 4 times a year at the Guildhall, and new members would be very welcome. Please contact me if you would like to join (contact details at the end of this letter). In addition, we are always looking for volunteers to help during the Festival itself. Duties involve stewarding, clerking or announcing so please contact David Clough at Oswestry Town Council.
About the Youth Music Festival
Oswestry Music Festival goes from strength to strength. It dates back to the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations of 1977, it now well established in the County Music Calendar and entries are attracted from Shropshire, Cheshire, Wrexham and North and Mid Wales. Normally held in March of each year the Festival includes a programme of individual, group and school opportunities linked with celebrity concerts. Trophies, certificates and prizes are awarded to competitors and past overall winners of the Festival have gone on to successful professional musical careers.
Competitions take place at the Methodist Church, Christchurch and Holy Trinity Church. The Chairman expresses the view that "this is a marvellous opportunity for young people to come and make music in Oswestry. The top class adjudicators that have again been booked will be on hand to provide encouragement and objective advice on every participants' performances". The Chairman further commented upon the ever increasing popularity of the Oswestry Festival which draws entries from the local area, throughout Shropshire, North Wales and beyond.
Please follow us on Facebook at Oswestry Youth Music Festival where regular updates will be posted from now until the Festival, and also on twitter at OsYMF.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Turner, Festival Organiser on 01691 680550 or 07977 617793, or through Facebook.