City of Coventry Youth Orchestra marks 50 years

20/04 Updated: 04/05 12:29

THE City of Coventry Youth Orchestra will celebrate it's own 50th anniversary and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at a best of British concert.

The night will include rousing, patriotic items including Land of Hope and Glory, RAF March Past and Jerusalem plus the best of British film and theatre favourites including the James Bond Theme and the Chronicles of Narnia.

There will also be performances from a massed choir of children from Coventry’s primary schools.

The concert, presented by writer and broadcaster Jon Gaunt, takes place on Sunday, May 13 at 2.30pm in the Butterworth Hall at Warwick Arts Centre.

Brian Chappell, the orchestra's conductor of 28 years, said: "We are in fine company this year as alongside Her Majesty the Queen and Coventry Cathedral we are celebrating our own 50th Anniversary.

"Over the years many hundreds of young musicians have played with the orchestra and made a massive contribution to the cultural life of the city.

"This concert offers a fantastic opportunity to witness some of the city’s finest young musicians working together to produce an event of real commitment and quality."

Tickets are available directly from the orchestra on 07917 144855 and from Warwick Arts Centre box office on 76524 524, priced £10, £8 concession, and £8, £6 concession.

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