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Hartlepool School Pupils To Take Part In Children In Need Choir

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 11/11/2019  Categories: Fundraising, News, School Music

Pupils from a number of primary schools in Hartlepool will come together as part of the national Children In Need Choir in an effort to raise money for children in less fortunate and very difficult lives. The choir, which is set to be broadcast live on BBC One, will feature children from across the country. Read more »

Opera Singer Anna Huntley

Opera Singer will Return to Teesside for Special Concert

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 04/11/2019  Categories: Concerts, News

Former TVMS pupil Anna Huntley, who has made her mark around the world for opera singing, will return to her Teesside roots and perform a special homecoming recital at Stokesley Methodist Church on Sunday 10th November. Originally from Yarm, Miss Huntley started off her musical journey in Tees Valley Youth Orchestra before leaving to study Read more »

BBC’s Songs of Praise Youth Choir of the Year Competition

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 22/10/2019  Categories: New Opportunities, News

The 2020 competition is now open for entries and aims to find the best amateur Young Choirs in the UK. It’s your chance to shine! BBC Songs of Praise warmly welcome applications from youth, community, church, school and gospel choirs. In fact, any choir can enter as long as you’re of the right age (see Read more »

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Audition for National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 25/09/2019  Categories: New Opportunities, News

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) are holding auditions for the National Youth Boys’, Girls’ and Training Choirs of Great Britain this autumn. If you have a passion and a talent for singing with others that you want to take to the highest level, then NYCGB would love to hear from you. There are Read more »

TVYO 50th Anniversary Tour | Full Recap

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 20/08/2019  Categories: News, TVMS Concerts

Following months of planning, preparation and anticipation, Tees Valley Youth Orchestra finally celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a performance at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. The Journey Begins Tees Valley Youth Orchestra departed from Ian Ramsey Academy shortly after 6am on Monday 8th July. 120 students of varying ages, accompanied by 13 members of staff and Read more »

The Globe to Open in Late 2020

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 05/08/2019  Categories: News

Councillors have approved additional funding to complete the restoration of Stockton’s famous Globe theatre. £6.5 million has been approved for use on the Grade 2 music and comedy venue to bring the Art Deco building back to life. Once restored, the 3,000 capacity live entertainment venue will be the biggest between Newcastle and Leeds. Work Read more »

Swicth It

Switch It: Supporting Vulnerable Young People in Hartlepool

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 30/07/2019  Categories: News

For those unfamiliar with the project, Switch It is a musical intervention for vulnerable young people who live in areas of large deprivation such as Hartlepool in the North East of England. The programme supports young people’s social and emotional development through targeted musical activities delivered by a team of specialist music leaders and youth Read more »

Nine In Ten Children Want To Learn A Musical Instrument, Survey Finds

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 07/06/2019  Categories: News, School Music

Research into children’s interest in learning a musical instrument finds that young children are keener than ever, but interest among other children is dwindling. A new piece of research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra reveals nine in ten children want to learn a musical instrument. The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the RPO, Read more »

Stormzy

Youth Music: School Music Lessons Should Cover Hip-Hop & Grime

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 24/05/2019  Categories: News

Youth Music calls for a focus on ‘Stromzy rather than Mozart’ to engage hard-to-reach and often disenfranchised pupils. The national charity has called for schools to adopt more current styles of music, citing newly conducted research that found more inclusive music-making improves concentration and attendance levels amongst pupils at risk of exclusion. A four years tidy Read more »

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert – Recap

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 09/05/2019  Categories: News, TVMS Concerts

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra performed one of their largest and most ambitious concerts in its history on Sunday evening. After months of speculation and build up, the 50th Anniversary Gala Concert was here, with the event being held at the Sage Gateshead; one of the most prestigious arts and culture venues in the North East Read more »