Myths, legends and music from Coventry and Warwickshire youth Orchestra - The Leamington Observer

Myths, legends and music from Coventry and Warwickshire youth Orchestra

Leamington Editorial 5th Dec, 2023   0

MYTHS and Legends provide the inspiration for Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra’s concert this weekend.

The audience can expect film themes from the likes of Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and How to Train Your Dragon, together with an eclectic mix of solos from

some of its older players, including music by Sibelius

The orchestra is made up of young people from the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull areas who play at around Grade 5 level or above.

Once again, the 30 strong orchestra will be conducted by Joe Davies, who took up the baton with CWYO in January.

He currently conducts the Leamington Sinfonia, Worcester Philharmonic, and Midland Concert Orchestra, and has a strong record of working with youth orchestras, choirs

and other music groups, including youth orchestras.

The Myths and Legends concert is at St John’s Church in Kenilworth on Saturday December 9, starting at 6.30pm.

Tickets cost £13 (£7 for concessions) available at Family tickets are also available. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

Visit for further details about the orchestra.

* WARWICK & Kenilworth Choral Society continue their 70th Anniversary season with their annual performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Laura Bailie conducts, with Colin Druce on organ, at St Nicholas Church in Kenilworth

on Tuesday December 12, starting at 7.30pm,

Tickets, priced £15 (£5 students and under-18s), are available on the door or from


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