Lady Manners orchestra set for music festival

Musicians from Lady Manners are to perform alongside 12,000 young musicians at a national music festival.

Lady Manners School Orchestra will join young musicians from across the country in Birmingham, to perform at some of the city’s premier venues as part of the National Festival of Music for Youth.

The event is the UK’s biggest celebration of youth music.

The Lady Manners pupils are among the 324 young talented musicians aged 10 to 19 from Derbyshire that have been invited to perform live to audiences in venues including Symphony Hall, Town Hall, HMV Institute, Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Museum and Art Gallery.

Now in its 41st year, the National Festival showcases a wide range of music, including orchestral music, jazz, rock, choral, pop, brass, wind, chamber music, musical theatre and urban ensembles.

Alongside the main stage performances a range of workshops will be on offer for the young performers to take part in which will see them working with The National Youth Orchestra, National Youth Brass Band, National Youth Choir, National Youth Jazz Collective, National Children’s Orchestra, National Youth Music Theatre and the South Asian Music Youth Orchestra.