29 youngsters from the Centre for Young Musicians at Morley College are travelling to Birmingham next month to take part in the National Festival of Music for Youth, part of a 600-strong London contingent./
22 groups of young musicians and singers from across London have been invited to perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth from 11 to 16 July 2005. For the first time, the whole of Music for Youth's renowned showcase for Great Britain's young musical talent is being held in Birmingham, taking over the centre of the city: Symphony Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire and the CBSO Centre and spilling out onto the surrounding streets and squares.
Over 600 musicians and singers from London are performing at the Festival. The Centre for Young Musicians in SE1 has a chamber orchestra and a piano trio at the Festival – a total of 29 young people aged 15 to 19.
The centre of Birmingham will resound to the musical talents of 10,000 young musicians, singers and dancers as Music for Youth, the charity that encourages music education and performance, celebrates its 35th Anniversary. Over 300 groups of young people, aged from four to 21 years old are performing during the six days in this, the largest youth music festival in the world. Following the National Festival thirty groups will be invited to perform at the world acclaimed Schools Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 7-9 November 2005.
The national event follows the London regional Music for Youth festival held at Morley College in March.