We are delighted to pass on this message from Mary Ashmore, President of Gatehouse Music Society:
Gatehouse Music Society is hosting a concert by Sirocco Winds on 29th September at 7:30pm in Gatehouse Parish Church. This is a fund raising concert in aid of the newly established Dumfries and Galloway Youth Orchestra (DGYO) which was started last year and provides youngsters with the opportunity to play in an orchestra coached by professional musicians. Importantly, and to ensure that the orchestra is available to all, joining the orchestra is free.
Yet DGYO needs to raise funds to support young musicians with transport costs, rehearsal space hire, music purchase, expert tuition and other ancillary costs. Staffed by volunteers, support received to date has enabled the orchestra to hire rehearsal space, meet travel costs, hire and purchase music and receive expert coaching.
Sirocco Winds are a dynamic wind ensemble who are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. They have made a number of radio performances and regularly perform in prestigious music festivals. They will perform a varied programme from Loch Lomond to Gershwin and will take us on a journey from winter to spring with music by Nielsen, Ibert, Milhaud and Francaix.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our fund raising concert which promises to be a very enjoyable evening. Your generosity will play a vital role in enabling DGYO to continue to provide free access to a musical education. Tickets are available on the door at £10; there is no charge for students. Surplus funds will be donated to DGYO.