Watch Colby man’s performance on The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Christmas e-card

Jason Evans, formerly o Colby, pictured performing with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Jason Evans, formerly o Colby, pictured performing with the Philharmonia Orchestra

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Former Colby resident Jason Evans is one of the select few performing in The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Christmas e-card in a rendition of: ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’.

Jason, who was brought up in Colby where his parents Lorna and Rodney still live, went to Arbory School and began at Chetham’s School of Music at the age of 10.

> VIDEO: Watch the Christmas e-card performance by clicking this link

Since leaving there, his career has blossomed.

He has travelled the world with major orchestras and is now principal trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra, at 23 he is one of the youngest in the UK - possibly the world – to hold such a position.

He is also Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music and, from September this year, he was also appointed Professor at the Royal College of Music.

He is currently performing in The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House, London.

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