The Music for Youth Prom concerts are a celebration of the MFY annual season, show-casing high quality performances from some of the UK’s most creative, innovative and energetic young musicians. Each evening, approximately 1,000 talented young people will perform. Half of them perform as part of an innovative Massed Ensemble performance.

The three Massed Ensembles for the MFY Proms 2016 will join us from different regions of the country and each offer a wider group of young people an opportunity to take part in a large scale project, showcasing their locally produced work on a national stage. By supporting these ensembles Music for Youth aims to encourage innovation, ambition and good practice.

Monday 14 November

Gloucestershire Music, Bath and North East Somerset Music and South Gloucestershire Music Hubs will be joining forces to celebrate the life of William Shakespeare. In association with the National Concert Band Festival, the three hubs have commissioned a new work from Philip Harper honouring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Local youth choirs and school choirs will combine to create an impressive choir of 450 who will join the massed 140 piece wind band.

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Tuesday 15 November

Students from the Coloma Trust, accompanied by the Bromley Youth Music Trust, will perform The Pearl, a work written by award-winning composer Howard Goodall. Based on words by the 17th century poet George Herbert, this spiritual piece makes many references to trading ships and the sea. Prepare for a large choral sound, accompanied by strings, percussion and harp players.

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Wednesday 16 November

Gwent Music Service and Caerphilly Music Service join forces to create a 500 strong massed ensemble. The piece will be based on Steven Reich's works and compositions, inspired by Minimalism and the possibility of making connections using music and technology regardless of distance or language. The piece will feature a 300 strong choir, percussionists, beatboxers, rappers and taiko drummers.

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February 2017
Sat 25 February
Truro RPU Festival
Sun 26 February
Norwich RPU Festival
Mon 27 February
London RPU Festival
March 2017

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