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Virtual concert for Christmas performed by the Lincolnshire Music Service

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The Lincolnshire Music Service has not one but two amazing virtual performances by their students to share in the run up to Christmas.

The organisation, which provides music opportunities for children and young people, made the both performances live this week.

Although traditional concerts cannot take place this year, members of its Music Centres throughout Lincolnshire have come together to create the Lincolnshire Music Service Virtual Concert December 2020.

Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra. (43567236)
Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra. (43567236)

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.

See the concert on YouTube at https://youtu.be/PWoWfyokacw

Lincolnshire Youth Virtual Orchestra. (43567210)
Lincolnshire Youth Virtual Orchestra. (43567210)

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.

Watch it at 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 MVGO.

“We hope people enjoy these special performances.”

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