Dear PYO Member
Thank you also all for working so hard at music camp this year. I felt the two concerts on Saturday and Sunday were both magnificent. Congratulations to all and, in particular, to our two soloists on excellent performances.
In addition, I would also like to thank Mrs McGovern who conducted the PYO in my absence. I really appreciate the extra work that Mrs McGovern put into the rehearsals and concert and that the orchestra was so supportive of her.
We now have a busy remainder of the session with Perth Festival of the Arts commitments, PYO Tour and our usual Autumn concerts in Edinburgh & Perth.
The diary of rehearsals and concerts is as follows:
Monday 13 May – Full Orchestra Rehearsal, St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
Monday 27 May – Full Orchestra Rehearsal, St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
Sunday 19 May – Perth Festival of Arts Service, St John’s Kirk Perth
Rehearsal starts @ 9.30am in St John’s Kirk.
Introit: Hymn and Triumphal March from Aida – Verdi
Offering: Waltz no 2 from Jazz Suite – Shostakovich
Finale: The Greatest Showman – Pasek & Paul
8 May 2019
To all PYO Members and Tutors
Monday 3 June – Full Orchestra Rehearsal, St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
Monday 10 June – Small Groups for Tour, St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
Wednesday 12 June – Small groups for Tour, St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
Monday 17 June – Full Orchestra Rehearsal, St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
2-8 July 2019 – PYO Tour to Italy
*August Rehearsals and Concerts (dates to be confirmed)
19 August – St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
26 August – St John’s Academy, 6.00pm – 8.15pm
Thursday 29 August – Concert in Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh
Monday 2 September – Concert in Perth Concert Hall
*Further correspondence re August rehearsals and concerts will be issued early August.
Please note all PYO members that were not at camp should try to get to as many rehearsals as possible to get used to new music.
I am aware that there are many rehearsal commitments at a very busy time with exams etc. Please try to attend as many as possible while still preparing for SQA exams.
Many thanks again.
Allan R Young
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