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Young musicians stage spectacular concert

The concert band performs at the Manx Youth Orchestra Christmas Festival Concert on Saturday

The concert band performs at the Manx Youth Orchestra Christmas Festival Concert on Saturday

Hundreds attended the Villa Marina in Douglas on Saturday night to enjoy the Manx Youth Orchestra’s Christmas Festival Concert.

The event, which helped raise funds for Rebecca House children’s hospice, featured a packed schedule, with the English and Manx national anthems getting proceedings under way.

There then followed first half performances by the Manx Youth Wind Orchestra, Junior Strong Orchestra, Junior Wind Band, Training Orchestra and Concert Band. Prizes were also presented to Kyra Morphet (woodwind), Jake Hewins (percussion), Ashley Cole (brass), Doona Lambden (strings), Phoebe Munro (guitar), Katy Radcliffe (general musicianship) and Tim Evans, who picked up the senior leader’s award.

After the interval, the audience, which included Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood, enjoyed performances by the Manx Youth Swing Band, Manx Youth Guitar Ensemble and Manx Youth String Orchestra, before a stirring finale by the full Manx Youth Orchestra.

 

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