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Hackney Borough Youth Orchestra Weekend Course

February 29 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 4:00 pm

Hackney Borough Youth Orchestra is the most senior of all the Hackney Music Service ensembles.  The main orchestra rehearses weekly, however we are inviting guests to join us for this intensive weekend of learning some really exciting repertoire.  You need to play an orchestral instrument at a minimum Grade 5 standard to attend.

We will be looking at a movement from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, as well as the Berceuse and Finale from Stravinksy’s Firebird Suite. 

The course will be led by HBYO conductor Lawrence Tatnall, and supported by a team of instrumental tutors with a specialist from each section of the orchestra – strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.

If you are available for the proposed dates, and play at a Gr5+ standard, then we would be absolutely delighted if you would join us.

The course is completely free of charge for Hackney residents and will take place over the weekend Sat 29th Feb / Sun 1st March, 10am – 4pm at Bridge Academy.  The course will be followed by an evening concert at Shoreditch Town Hall the following Thursday 5th March, 6pm. 

If you have any further questions, or to apply formally for your place on the course, please get in touch with Xanthe Sarr – xanthe.sarr@learningtrust.co.uk or 020 4076 1535, or simply return the HBYO Weekend Orchestral Course Application Form by downloading it here.

Address: Bridge Academy, Laburnum Street, London, E2 8BA


February 29 @ 10:00 am
March 1 @ 4:00 pm