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Lucy Thraves

Deputy Editor

Music for Youth Proms get underway

12:31, 5th November 2018

The Music for Youth (MFY) Proms at the Royal Albert Hall are the apex of the national music charity’s entire annual season. The performances will run from this evening (Monday 5 November) until Wednesday.

Across three nights, a thousand young musicians from across the country will take to the stage, showcasing full-scale orchestral pieces, jazz arrangements, chamber works, rock and choir performances.

Founded in 1970, and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, Music for Youth (MFY) is a national youth music charity that provides free opportunities to both perform and experience live music, for over 60,000 young people aged 21 and under annually, through a season of nationwide festivals, concerts and projects.

MFY offers young people the opportunity to perform live in a supportive, non-competitive environment as part of festivals and events across the UK, celebrating and supporting the breadth of music-making by young people both in and out of schools and music hubs.

Judith Webster, chief executive of MFY, said: “Music for Youth provides life-changing performance experiences for young people of all backgrounds and musical abilities. Our large-scale Massed Ensemble performance projects showcase regional partnership working at its best, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, innovation, and good practice in teaching and learning. I’m really excited to hear the culmination of these inspiring and unique projects!”

More information, including a list of the groups performing, can be found here: http://www.mfy.org.uk/events/mfy-proms/

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