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Showcasing musical talent


Gloucestershire is set to get musical as more than 500 local performers come together for four days of concerts.


Stroud Subscription Rooms will host musical talent from around the county performing in 16 groups from Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July.

The special event kicks off on the Thursday at 7.30pm with three adults groups; the Lakeside Concert Band, Five Valleys Adult Wind Band and the Colwell Arts Jazz Ensemble. 

The award winning Gloucestershire Jazz Live will take to the stage on the Friday at 7.30pm accompanied by Song Lab and students from Katherine Lady Berkley School. 

Stroud’s local music club Five Valley Music Centre will make an appearance on the Saturday morning at 11am, followed by the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra in the evening at 7:30pm.  

On Sunday 1st July no less than six performances will take place.  At 2pm you can hear the Gloucestershire Intermediate String Ensemble, Youth String Orchestra, County Youth Choir and the Forest of Dean Area Wind Band.  At 7:30pm the festival will draw to a close with the Gloucestershire Symphonic Wind Orchestra and the County Youth Wind Orchestra.  

Cllr Richard Boyles, cabinet member for children and young people said, “Music lovers are in for a real treat from 28th June when Gloucestershire Music presents 18 ensembles, choirs and soloists with six concerts over four days. This will be a wonderful showcase featuring local youth, adult and community musicians.”

All tickets are priced at £3.50 and children under 14 are free or charge.

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Steve Legge, extended learning and provisions manager for Gloucestershire Music said, “We hope this new format of consecutive concerts will create a real buzz for the fine work that Gloucestershire Music achieves. We’re expecting to attract good audiences and everyone is welcome to join us for four days of music making at one of our favourite local venues, the Stroud Subscription Rooms.”

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