It’s the announcement you’ve all been waiting for! Tees Valley Music Service are absolutely delighted and very excited to be able to officially launch our special tour for next July (Monday 8th – Sunday 14th July 2019) to New York City, USA. The centerpiece of the tour is a full-length performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday 11th July 2019. This most definitely falls into the category of “once-in-a-lifetime” for the Orchestra and its members.
Not only that, but we have been able to secure a fantastic price for a full-length 5-night tour, so we will be able to experience the sights and sounds of the city that never sleeps. The hotel that’s been booked is right in the heart of Manhattan, none other than Times Square itself! TVYO have never toured outside mainland Europe so this tour will really be something special.
A welcome letter, detailing essential information regarding cost, dates and a payment plan, has been sent out to all existing members of the Youth Orchestra. We plan to extend the offer of enrollment onto this tour to past members of TVYO as this tour will take place in the Orchestra’s 50th year.
We have worked hard and obtained substantial research in an effort to provide our musicians with the lowest cost possible so that the tour is open to every member of the Orchestra and we feel confident that the price of the tour reflects this. The cost is £1295 in total, based on having a viable and well-balanced orchestra to produce a suitable standard that the venue demands. to ensure we reach this standard, a compulsory rehearsal weekend will take place beforehand.
TVMS hope to take everyone in the Orchestra so in order to secure a place we need the form that’s attached to the letter all TVYO members have been given to be returned to TVMS by Wednesday 6th June at the very latest. In order for the tour to go ahead it is necessary for members to make a firm commitment now by sending a non-returnable deposit (unless the tour has to be cancelled) of £150 made payable to “Stockton Borough Council” along with the form. Tour payments will be broken into 6 monthly installments of £143 to be paid on the 15th of each month starting in July 2018 with the final installment of £144 to be made on the 15th February 2019. To discuss a different payment schedule in exceptional circumstances contact TVMS.
If you have not received the official letter and your’re a member of TVYO please contact Nicholas Nowicki.
This is a fantastic opportunity for TVYO to experience what it’s like to perform at the very highest and most prestigious level whilst being cultural tourists and ambassadors for the region.