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Music for All 15 November 2005

    This Christmas there will be two fantastic concerts for the public to attend, performed by students from all over the island.

    On Saturday 10th December at 7.30pm the Manx Youth Orchestra is holding its annual Christmas Festival Concert in the Royal Hall, Villa Marina. The programme will include music by Rossini, Prokoviev and Johann Strauss together with traditional carols for all the family.

    The Youth Orchestra comprises three groups, junior, intermediate and senior. This event, which has taken place at the Villa Marina for over twenty-five years, is always extremely popular and will involve over two hundred students from primary and secondary schools. The Manx Youth Guitar Ensemble will also be taking part.

    Proceeds from the event will go to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and the Manx Youth Orchestra Tour Fund. Sponsorship has been provided by the Friends of the Manx Youth Orchestra and the Bank of Ireland.

    Three choirs come together to provide Christmas entertainment in St. Matthew’s Church Douglas at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th December. The Manx Youth Choir, the Manx Children’s Choir and Musicale joined forces for the first time in December 2004 with a concert in the Studio Theatre at Ballakermeen High School. The event was over-subscribed, so to accommodate everyone this year it will be held in St. Matthew’s Church. The audience is guaranteed a friendly atmosphere with a programme of music to suit all tastes.

    Graham Kirkland, Head of the Department of Education's Music Service said "Music plays such an important part in the Christmas festivities. Now is the time for performers and audiences alike to come together and enjoy themselves. I hope parents and friends will support the students."

    Anyone requiring further information about either of these concerts should contact either the Villa Marina Box Office on 694555 or the Music Service on 686555.

    15th November 2005

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