The Lincolnshire Music Service has not one but two amazing virtual performances by their students to share in the run up to Christmas! The first went live on Monday 14 December.
Although traditional concerts can’t take place this year, members of the Music Service’s Music Centres throughout Lincolnshire have come together to create the Lincolnshire Music Service Virtual Concert December 2020.
The concert features 10 pieces of music, from Hosanna by the Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra, to Funky Town by the Senior Wind Band.
More than 150 students have taken part, from over 40 schools across Lincolnshire, in groups including a junior string band, big band, strings, guitar ensemble, and choir.
The entire concert went live on YouTube at 6pm Monday 14 December, here: https://youtu.be/PWoWfyokacw so get comfy with a mince pie and suitable festive drink, and enjoy the musical treat!
The second performance is by members of Lincolnshire Youth Virtual Orchestra and is the thrilling culmination of a collaboration with Manchester Video Gaming Orchestra, (MVGO), to perform Skyrim. It will go live on YouTube at 5pm on Wednesday 16 December https://youtu.be/—3ta9FLGY
The MVGO aims to introduce new audiences to the world of video game music through live orchestral performance. This term, musicians from the orchestra have been taking part in online workshops with young music service members, to explore the world of video gaming music, and to rehearse the special performance of Skyrim.
Around 110 young musicians took part, rehearsing and recording their sections online, which have been edited seamlessly into the virtual performance.
Jennifer McKie, senior music adviser said, “We’re so proud of what our students have achieved this term. Although they haven’t been able to get together to rehearse and perform, they’ve managed to get together virtually and record some fantastic music, which we’re delighted to share online.
“They’ve made the most of opportunities to learn from professional musicians, though our partnership with Chineke! Orchestra, and with the Manchester Video Gaming Orchestra.
“We hope people enjoy these special performances when they go online from 14 December.”