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‘Golden’ concerts celebrate 50 years of West Sussex Music Service

Talented young musicians across West Sussex have started to rehearse for what promises to be the two of the county’s biggest and best concerts this year.

The concerts at the K2 Crawley are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the West Sussex Music Service.

They will feature a variety of music to suit all tastes. There will be performances by the County Youth Orchestra, the County Youth Choir, the County Youth Wind Orchestra and the County Youth Big Band.

Ensembles from West Sussex Music Service’s Horsham Music Centre, Crawley Music Centre, and schools from the Horsham and Crawley areas will also be taking part.

There will be two concerts on Saturday December 3 at 3pm and 7pm  All proceeds from the concerts will be donated to St Catherine’s Hospice.

Peter Griffiths, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, said: “We are lucky to have so many talented young musicians and music teachers. It will be a wonderful experience to attend these concerts and hear the results of their hard work.

“Thanks to the efforts of the music service the county has an unrivalled reputation for both the quality and the quantity of its music.”

In February talented musicians from schools in the south of the county played in two similar celebratory concerts at the Chichester Festival Theatre. They also produced a CD from the concert.

Each week the music service in the county provides opportunities for 15,000 young musicians.

For more info about West Sussex Music Service, visit: www.westsussexmusicservice.co.uk