Handy Voices members to be involved in Buddy Ensemble at Blenheim Palace on 10th July 2019

Great news!   HV members have been asked to be part of the performance by Oxfordshire County Music Services.  Handy Voices and Youth Handy Voices were part of the incredible performance at the Music for Youth Proms performed at the Royal Albert Hall in November 2018. OCMS has been asked to repeat this performance in style at Blenheim Palace on Wednesday 10 July and we will have invited to have a special role in this show.

This show promises to be  a spectacular performance featuring the Buddy Ensemble from the Royal Albert Hall and featuring other top Oxfordshire Ensembles including Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Bassoon Ensemble, String Quartets and Oxfordshire Youth Choir.

Tickets £10 from www.blenheimpalace.com/ocms

A message from Angela Turton, Head of Oxfordshire County Music Service:

I am delighted to invite you to a very special concert at Blenheim Palace on Wednesday 10 July at 7.30pm.

Last November, 570 of our Oxfordshire children and young people performed magnificently at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music for Youth Proms. Oxfordshire’s Lord Lieutenant, Tim Stevenson, has asked me to produce a local version of this spectacular concert. The participants: singers, orchestral players and dancers, were buddied together – those with special educational needs and disabilities alongside their able-bodied buddies.

The children not only performed to an extremely high standard, they also brought the house down with an extended standing ovation and many audience members reduced to tears!

Whilst we cannot reproduce the 12-minute performance exactly as it was, the indoor space at Blenheim Palace will accommodate 50 performers who are excited to re-live this special performance, the memory of which will remain with them for many years. Additional items in the concert will be provided by Oxfordshire County Music Service’s advanced chamber ensembles, making for a varied and high-quality concert programme which I am sure you will enjoy.

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