VaCO Easter Concert – HAWES
Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Location: The NASH, HAWES
A thrilling programme of sensational repertoire, performed by the exceptional
Vacation Chamber Orchestras Chamber Ensemble
supported by Ripon Cathedral Concert Society
We are delighted to be performing at THE NASH – HAWES
Martinu – Nonet
Novak – Nonet
also to include some wonderful String Quartet & Wind Quintet repertoire
Adults £10, Under 18s Free
Tel: Jane Lomax 07974 698264 for ticket reservations
On the Door from 7pm
Vacation Chamber Orchestra(VaCO) was set up to provide development opportunities for some of the country’s talented musicians giving them experience to play together and to promote high-quality orchestral and chamber concerts in rural North Yorkshire, concentrating on the Yorkshire Dales. The students are challenged with repertoire that is difficult to play but wonderful to listen to; a win-win for all concerned.
VaCO has been running for nearly 25 years in the North of England and many students have gone on to play for some of the major orchestras around such as BBC Philharmonic, LSO, Halle, Ulster, RSNO, RLPO, Opera North, Manchester Camerata, Ulster & RTE as well as many other wonderful international, chamber ensembles. Students are tutored by eminent exponents in their field, this Easter being no exception: Jon Thorne – Oculi Ensemble and Professor at Royal Academy of Music and Tom Verity – Clarinet with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and Sterling Trio join the team.
Yorkshire’s own Xenophon Kelsey who has been conducting, lecturing, teaching and playing for nearly 50 years and who was the brainchild behind VaCO said: “Over Easter time, we shall be performing our Easter concerts right across the Dales. The Easter Concerts start the beginning of a new, exciting VaCO musical year and the repertoire that we have selected will bring beautiful, exquisite music for you all to experience!”
Bookings are closed for this event.
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Attending the Vacation Chamber Orchestra courses not only enabled me to perform music at an extremely high level but it also introduced me to the wonderful community of people that come together to make this an exceptionally successful organisation. Rarely do you find a course, which offers such a high level of performing experience coupled with performing in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
Fond memories of the courses for me would be the gatherings after concerts to sing songs and tell tales and also being given the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the orchestra during the summer of 2011.
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