Celebrations hosted by young musicians in Rugby

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St Andrew’s Church in Rugby hosted the County Music Service (CMS) end of term music centre concert last week, before the CMS perform again in Leamington’s All Saints church on Saturday.

The performance in Rugby was entitled Not a Christmas Concert because it took place in November and included a wide-ranging programme of music with some Christmas treats.

CMS groups rehearse weekly every term but it is not possible to gather all the children together for a rehearsal in the performance venue before the event.

Jeremy Dibb, CMS Rugby area manager, said: “We chose a varied programme of music at the concert because with the best will in the world it is hard to practise Christmas songs all term and stay sane.

“We rely on the goodwill of parents and performers and the professional patience and polish of CMS tutors to help make everything go smoothly and it did.”

Instruments played included trumpets, trombones, horns, euphoniums, bassoons, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, drum kits, timpani, cellos, guitars, voices and recorders. The groups taking part were junior strings, string orchestra, two choirs, junior guitars, intermediate guitars, Wacky Whistlers recorder group, junior, intermediate and senior wind bands.

For information on all CMS activities call (01926) 742630, email cms@warwickshire.gov.uk or visit the new Music Hub website: warwickshiremusichub.org.

The concert at Leamington’s All Saints church begins at 7pm. Email ianeardley@warwickshire.gov.uk or call (01926) 742630 to find out more.