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3 February 2017

Ranulf to Attend National Youth Orchestra Inspire Ensemble

Fifth Form pupil Ranulf Mason has been asked to attend the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) Inspire String Ensemble days in Liverpool at half term.

Aimed at players aged 11-18, playing at high Grade 6 level right up to Grade 8 Distinction, NYO Inspire Ensembles are three-day residencies in orchestral family groups: Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion. They are aimed at improving musical technique and ability by tackling challenging repertoire and exploring ensemble playing. Musical and social activities will run alongside rehearsals, and each NYO Inspire Ensemble will end with a performance for teachers, family and friends.

The philosophy behind NYO Inspire is simple: to give breakthrough experiences of orchestral music to teenagers of all backgrounds, both as musicians and as audience members. NYO Inspire gives committed young musicians the chance to play alongside current NYO musicians in ensemble rehearsals, supported by a team of tutors.

Ranulf plays the viola and the organ and will be taking his Grade 8 exams this term. He also sings in the Chapel choir. In this NYO orchestra he will be playing his viola.

Congratulations to Ranulf. We’re sure this will be a fantastic experience.

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