Playing with Nicola Benedetti

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Young musicians from Perth and Kinross and Sistema Scotland in Stirling joined Nicola Benedetti to take part in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending. Based on lines of a poem by George Meredith, Vaughan Williams composed his “pastoral romance for orchestra” prior to the outbreak of the First World War. Taking up the …

Mr D. Eoin Bennet – Memorial Service

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Mr D. Eoin Bennet B.E.M, Perth Youth Orchestra’s longest serving conductor, has died at the age of 80. He was appointed in 1969 and over a period of 32 years he consistently developed the highest standards of performance and musicianship in the young people with whom he worked. He was originally from Dundee and …

President’s Report 2014-15

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The following report was presented at Perth Youth Orchestra’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 28th September, 2015. Perth Youth Orchestra is in its 53rd year. Founded in 1962 by two Perth muisicians, Louis Barnett and John Davie, with a small group of interested parents, it gave its first concert on 25th June 1964. The …

New members tour deposits

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Many thanks to all who attended the Tour Information Evening on Monday evening. It was a great opportunity to set our plans and to respond to individual questions. If you were unable to attend you can still keep in touch with our website/ twitter/ newsletter announcements. Since the results of the auditions were announced …

Tour information

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Next year we have set our sights on the Czech Republic’s musical capital, Prague. Fund raising has started already in order to keep the costs affordable. We have reserved places for our new members who will audition in September 2015. The remaining places are now available on a first come basis. If your child …

Miss Saigon

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Can all pupils attending this weekends PYO rehearsals please bring with them the music for Miss Saigon.

Autumn Concert Series – Press release

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Perth Youth Orchestra completes its 2014-2015 season with performances in both Edinburgh and Perth in the coming week. The capital’s ancient Greyfriars Kirk is the setting for their Festival Fringe concert on Wednesday 26th August, at 7.30pm, before returning to Perth Concert Hall at 7.30pm, on Monday 31st. A good evening’s entertainment will open …

Auditions

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Auditions for the orchestra take place in September for new auditionees. Pupils will normally be informed by their tutor when they are ready to audition and the procedures involved. Private pupils can obtain an audition form from MHenderson@pkc.gov.uk. All successful applicants must attend rehearsals on Mondays from 6-8.15pm and attend the annual residential music …