Biggest String Celebration in Lincolnshire marks 10th anniversary in Grantham

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The Lincolnshire String Celebration, a collaboration between Lincolnshire Youth Cello Ensemble, the Lincolnshire Youth String Chamber Orchestra and a very large bespoke String Celebration Orchestra of around 250 young players from across the county, will mark its 10th anniversary on Saturday, November 10, at 7pm in the Meres Leisure Centre, Grantham.

There will be a special performance this year by Eleanor Turner, a musician of exceptional skill at the harp, recognised internationally for the warmth and passion she has for her music.

The String Celebration has nurtured many of Lincolnshire’s young musicians over the years. Giving string players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play in a huge orchestra has seen players progress to perform in professional ensembles in London and abroad, and return to Lincolnshire for this magnificent collaboration of musical talent.

The String Celebration is supported by a team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers of string instruments from Lincolnshire Music Service. Music is arranged specially for such a wide range of playing ability, and, this year, includes a selection of music from Toy Story 2, the musical West Side Story and the patriotic Pomp and Circumstance (Land of Hope and Glory) by Elgar. Conducted by Cello and Double Bass teacher, Richard Green, the concert programme promises to thrill and delight the audience, once again, with a variety of music for all tastes.

This year the celebration has been opened up to violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp players from the wider community; from parents of children taking part, to professional musicians.

Event organiser, Juliet Riley, from Lincolnshire Music Service, said, “The sound from over 250 musicians playing their heart out is just extraordinary! You have to hear it to believe it.”

Tickets for the concert are priced at £7.50 and £5 concessions with accompanied children given free entry. Tickets will be available on the night from 6.15pm.