VaCO Summer Concert Stokesley 2018
Date: August 24, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Location: St. Peter & St. Paul Parish Church, Stokesley
A thrilling programme of sensational Chamber Orchestra repertoire, performed by the exceptional
Vacation Chamber Orchestras
We are delighted to be performing at Stokesley Parish Church STOKESLEY
Florent Schmitt – Lied et Scherzo
Henryk Czyz – Canzona di Barocco
Joseph Haydn – Cello Concerto in C
Soloist: Maria Marshall
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
Soloist: Caroline Heard
Franz Schubert – Symphony No 5 in B flat
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.
This summer, the students have been tutored by eminent & exciting exponents in their field – Tim Lowe – Recitalist, Guest leader of Cellos for English Chamber Orchestra & many other leading UK Orchestras & Meyrick Alexander – Former Head of Wind at RWCMD, previous Principal Bassoon of Philharmonia Orchestra London.
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 Summer time, we shall be performing our concerts right across the Dales once again. The gems of the Chamber Orchestra repertoire – exquisite music for you all to experience!”
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The best thing about VaCO is that everyone is just so friendly, I've made so many friends in the years I've been going and see them regularly around the country. It's always great to catch up, say hello again and find out when they'll be at the next VaCO course. I always find the aim is not just to play to a high standard but also to enjoy the music and have fun playing it. Because of this I regularly recommend VaCO to all young musicians I meet as one of the best value courses around. Despite being very affordable it has also provided some of the finest musical experiences of my life and pushes me to achieve higher than I could have thought possible.
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