Students from the Guernsey Music Service took to the stage at the annual Winter Concert in the setting of St James.
Students from as young as 11 played to the crowd at St James, performing musical pieces to suit all tastes from rock and classical to West End hits. The audience were treated to performances from the Youth Wind Band, the Intermediate Choir, the Guernsey Girls’ Choir, the Youth Training Orchestra, the Concert Wind Band, the Youth Choir and the Youth Orchestra.
Butterfield has sponsored the concert for more than 10 years helping to showcase some of the island’s best musical talent. This year the concert provided an opportunity for more than 120 young people to perform in front of their friends and family.
Tim Wright, one of the organisers of the Concert said: “The event gives our more experienced students a platform to share their talent with a sell-out audience. We are extremely grateful to Butterfield for their continued support; their contributions allow the concerts to take place at St. James, which gives the students that extra sense of occasion and provides wonderful acoustics for the performances.”
Richard Saunders, Butterfield’s Managing Director, Channel Islands said: “It is a heart-warming privilege to support these young musicians in developing their skills and gaining performance experience in the historic St James concert hall. Guernsey’s young people are extremely talented and we are delighted to play a role in giving them this opportunity to share their love of music.”
For the teachers and students at the Guernsey Music Service, the focus will now turn to preparations for their Summer Concert on 19 and 20 June 2020.