By James Warren • 27 July 2019 • 19:30
Wolverhampton’s Youth Orchestra performs during their 2019 Spanish Tour. Credit: Facebook
SEVENTY-FIVE musicians from the Wolverhampton Music Service’s Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Orchestra travelled to Spain this summer to perform in a series of festivals across the Palencia region.
The musicians performed classic compositions from Holst, Rossini, Borodin, Sparke, Smetana and Kabalevsky.
Wolverhampton Council’s cabinet member for education and skills Councillor Dr Hardacre said: “Every year the two orchestras take part in a foreign tour at the start of the summer break.”
Palencia is a town in northern Spain famous for its culture and architecture and the perfect backdrop for their musical talents.
The trip has been sponsored by local businesses and charities and the towns rotary clubs.
Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Claire Darke praised the youngsters, “My congratulations and best wishes for the future go to all of them.”
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