Supporting Young Musicians and Musical Activities in Staffordshire

Events, past and to come

Here’s what’s going on over the next few months (you can also see past events here).

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2011
    7:00 pmGatehouse Theatre Eastgate Street,Stafford,ST16 2LT

    Today's classroom pupils could be tomorrow's world famous rock group thanks to a Staffordshire Performing Arts competition which gives school rock bands a chance to show their mettle and battle it out in front of a live audience to compete for the coveted title of Staffordshire Rocks 2011.
    Price: £8, concs £5

    Tel: 01785 254653
    Web: www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk
    Email: gatehouse@staffordbc.gov.uk

  • Mon
    24
    Jun
    2013
    10am & 1.30pmBurton Town Hall

    K2M & Songbirds Concerts

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2013
    10.00am, 1,30pm & 6.30pmCoton Centre, Tamworth

    K2M & Songbirds Concerts

  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2013
    10.00am & 1.30pmPrince of Wales Theatre, Cannock

    K2M & Songbirds Concerts

  • Wed
    26
    Jun
    2013
    10.00am & 1.30pmCounty Showground, Stafford

    K2M & Songbirds Concerts

  • Thu
    27
    Jun
    2013
    10.00am, 1,30pm & 6.30pmVictoria Hall, Hanley

    K2M & Songbirds Concerts

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2013
    1.00pm & 6.30pmGatehouse Theatre Eastgate Street,Stafford,ST16 2LT

    Today's classroom pupils could be tomorrow's world famous rock group thanks to a Staffordshire Performing Arts competition which gives school rock bands a chance to show their mettle and battle it out in front of a live audience to compete for the coveted title of Staffordshire Rocks 2013.

    Tel: 01785 254653
    Web: www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk
    Email: gatehouse@staffordbc.gov.uk

  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2013
    3.00pm - 6.30pm56 Eastgate Street, Stafford

    Staffordshire Young Musician Final

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2013
    Symphony Hall, Birmingham

    Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Music Education Partnership Event

  • Thu
    01
    Jan
    2015
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    New Years Day 2015

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2015
    10am - 4pmThe Kingston Centre, Stafford ST16 3TW

    The popular Staffordshire Young Musician of the Year Competition returns in 2015

    Qualifying takes place on 7 March at the Kingston Centre with up to 8 performers selected for the Grand Final in July 2015

    Tickets £3 adults, £1 children - available on the door

    Prizes donated by Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2015
    10am - 4pmThe Kingston Centre, Stafford, ST16 3TW

    Heats for the annual John WR Taylor Memorial Singing Competition take place during the day.  Up to 7 performers will be selected to compete in the Grand Final on 16 May 2015

    Tickets £3 adults, £1 children - available on the door

    Prizes donated by Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians

     

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2015
    7:00 pmBlessed William Howard Catholic High School, Stafford ST17 9AB
  • Sat
    16
    May
    2015
    3:00 pmKingston Centre, Stafford - as part of Stafford Music Festival

    The Grand Final of this annual competition for solo vocal performers aged 18 and under living in Staffordshire is this year taking place as part of the Stafford Music Festival

    Prizes donated by Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians

    Tickets priced £8 adults, £4 Children - available on the door.

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2015
    time tbcVictoria Hall, Hanley ST1 3AD
  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2015
    3.00pm - 5.30pmStafford

    The Grand Final of the Young Musician competition

    Prizes donated by Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians

  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2015
    19.30 - 21.00Lichfield Cathedral

    Christmas music and carols presented by a massed choir from local schools and the Staffordshire Youth Orchestra East.

    Price: £4 to £8

    Contact: To book call 03001118030

  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015
    19.30 - 21.00Victoria Hall, Hanley

    Christmas music and carols presented by a massed choir from local schools and the Staffordshire Youth Orchestra North.

    Price: £4 to £8

    Contact: To book call 03001118030

  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015
    19.30 - 21.00St Mary's Church, Stafford

    Join in with the carols and enjoy performances of Christmas music from Ovation, Stafford Performing Arts Centre Choir and Brass Ensemble.

  • Mon
    21
    Dec
    2015
    1:30 pmSt Modwen's Church, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 1HA

     

    Come and hear FOSYM's 2013 Young Singer of the Year Edward Robinson, and fellow Royal Northern College of Music student Hayley Parkes, present a lunchtime recital of classical works for baritone voice and piano with a programme of music enjoyable and accessible to all.

    Tickets £5.00 - available on the door or email to reserve.

    About the musicians...

    Hayley and Edward are both in their third year of study at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music. Between them they boast a range of experience, having performed in many of the UK’s finest music venues including: The Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Symphony Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.

    Hayley was chosen as one of five of the top young pianists in the country to compete in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Category Final. She has also won first prize at the Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition and was twice winner of the EPTA UK piano competition. She is also the recipient of various awards including The Vernon Farley Piano Prize, The Peter Donohoe Prize and has also gained praise for her skills as an accompanist by winning both The Marjorie Pennington Prize for Accompaniment and the The James Oncken Song Prize for Accompanist.

    Edward was named Staffordshire Young Singer of the Year in 2013 and was subsequently invited to perform as guest soloist at Birmingham Symphony Hall under Nigel Taylor. At the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival he received a nomination for ‘Best Male Character Actor’ for his portrayal of Grosvenor in Patience. He sang in a staged performance of Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra in July 2015 and in December he will be joining Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic as they perform Schoenburg's Gurrelieder in the Grieghallen, Norway, as the final event of their 250th anniversary celebrations.

  • Sun
    28
    Feb
    2016
    5:30 pmTown Hall, Burton

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    Staffordshire County Chorus is performing its annual Oratorio at Burton Town Hall on Sunday 28 February 2016.

    Taking its theme from the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the programme includes Shakespeare Songs by Quilter and Arne and Fauré's Requiem.

    Performing solos will be Daisy Mitchell and Edward Robinson - two past winners of the John WR Taylor Staffordshire Young Singer of the Year competition.

    The performance starts at 5.30pm and tickets are available on the door.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    9:30 - 16:30Entrust Riverway Centre, Stafford, ST16 3TH

    This popular annual competition returns again in 2016 with heats taking place all day at the Entrust Riverway Centre all day on Saturday 5th March.

    Singers of all styles and genres are expected to compete, with the top performers selected to perform in the Grand Final on Saturday 14th May 2016.

    Prizes donated by Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    9:30 - 16:30Entrust Riverway Centre, Stafford, ST16 3TH

    Young musicians from Staffordshire will be competing all day at the Entrust Riverway Centre all day on Saturday 5th March for places in this year's annual Young Musician of the Year competition.

    A wide variety of instrumental performances will be heard, with the top performers selected to perform in the Grand Final on Saturday 10th July 2016.

    Prizes donated by Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians.

  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016
    7:30 pmBlessed William Howard Catholic High School, Stafford, ST17 9AB

    Featuring Staffordshire Youth Orchestra Central and young choirs from the County.

  • Sat
    19
    Mar
    2016
    10:00 - 17:00Coton Centre, Tamworth, B79 9AA

    A day of music performed by young musicians from across Staffordshire.

     

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2016
    15:00 - 18:00Entrust Riverway Centre, Stafford, ST16 3TH

    The competition is part of Stafford Music Festival.

    Tickets are £8 (£6 senior citizens and £4 students/children) and will be available on the door. Please come and support our talented young singers.

    The seven finalists, aged between 11 and 17, were selected from heats held in March and are hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous winners including Alice Dix and Ed Robinson who are now pursuing their singing at university and conservatoire.

  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016
    7.30pm - 9.15pmStafford County Showground, Ingestre Suite

    One of three regional Christmas Concerts supported by FOSYM, which feature local schools, orchestras, staff and a large number of parents.

    A chance to get into the Christmas spirit.

    Tickets available on the door, priced £7.00

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016
    7.30pm - 9.30pmVictoria Hall, Hanley

    One of three regional Christmas Concerts supported by FOSYM, which feature local schools, orchestras, staff and a large number of parents.

    A chance to get into the Christmas spirit.

    Tickets available on the door priced £6.00 - £9.00

  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016
    7.30pm - 9.15pmLichfield Cathedral

    One of three regional Christmas Concerts supported by FOSYM, which feature local schools, orchestras, staff and a large number of parents.

    A chance to get into the Christmas spirit.

    Tickets available on the door priced £6.00 - £9.00

  • Thu
    15
    Dec
    2016
    7:30 pmSt Mary's Church, Stafford

    Join us for our annual Christmas Carol concert, followed by refreshments provided by Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians.

    The event is in carol service format and is free, with donations to FOSYM.

  • Tue
    07
    Mar
    2017
    9.30am - 3.00pmVictoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

    10.15am - 11.30am
    Voices Together Songbirds

    1.30pm - 3.00pm
    Music Share Singing Event with Stone and Uttoxeter Schools

    Tickets available from the schools taking part.

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmLichfield Cathedral

    Featuring Concertante Strings, Massed Children's Choirs and Staffordshire County Chorus.

    Tickets from £5 to £15. Call 0300 111 8030

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    EveningWeston Road High School, Stafford
  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
    3:00 pmThe Riverway Centre, Stafford
  • Thu
    22
    Jun
    2017
    2:00 pmVictoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

    Tickets: £5.00 adults, £1.00 children (available from 1 April 2017)

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    2.00pm - 6.30pmVictoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

    Massed Orchestra and Choirs in "A Night at the Oscars"
    Tickets from £8 to £15 (available from April)

  • Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017
    3:00 pmThe Riverway Centre, Stafford
  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmLichfield Cathedral

    Hear Bach’s monumental masterpiece performed by ETO, together with the Old Street Band, Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir and Entrust Performing Arts. Tickets from £12 plus booking fee. Available from www.englishtouringopera.org.uk Telephone: 01543 306100 Email: admin@englishtouringopera.org.uk

     

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017
    7:30 pmVictoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

    Tickets available from Entrust.

    Email: enquiries@entrust-ed.co.uk

    www.entrust-ed.co.uk

  • Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017
    7:30 pmLichfield Cathedral

    Tickets available from Entrust.

    Email: enquiries@entrust-ed.co.uk

    www.entrust-ed.co.uk

  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017
    7:30 pmCounty Showground, Stafford

    Tickets available from Entrust.

    Email: enquiries@entrust-ed.co.uk

    www.entrust-ed.co.uk

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017
    6:00 pmSt Mary's Church, Stafford
  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018
    To be announcedEntrust, Riverway, Stafford
  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    2.30 - 8.00 pmVictoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

    Stone Schools Pyramid Concert

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmLichfield Cathedral

    Benedicite - Carter and Feel the Spirit - Rutter

    Conductors Keith Orrell and Cathy Lamb

    Featuring

    • Staffordshire County Chorus
    • Ovation
    • Voices Together Choir. Stafford Music Centre
    • Christ Church Primary School, Lichfield
    • Yoxall St Peter's Primary School
    • The Concertante Orchestra
    • The Music Share Band
  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018
    7:00 pmWeston Road Academy, Stafford

    Featuring local music groups

  • Sun
    13
    May
    2018
    3:00 pmEntrust, Riverway, Stafford
  • Tue
    12
    Jun
    2018
    Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018
    To be announcedVarious venues

    Celebration of the achievement of young musical groups at concerts to be held at various locations around the county, with concerts taking place from 12th June to 29th June 2018.

  • Sun
    08
    Jul
    2018
    3:00 pmEntrust, Riverway, Stafford
  • Tue
    17
    Jul
    2018
    To be announcedVictoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
  • Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    3:00 pmRiverway Centre, Riverway, Stafford

    A recital with Yvonne Howard, accompanied by Roy Wightman with performances by Edward Robinson and Alice Dix.

    Rapture Recital

     

  • Thu
    25
    Oct
    2018
  • Wed
    05
    Dec
    2018
    TBCVictoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018
  • Fri
    14
    Dec
    2018
    TBCLichfield Cathedral, Lichfield
  • Thu
    20
    Dec
    2018
    TBCSt Mary's Church, Stafford

Friends of Staffordshire's Young Musicians is a Registered Charity No. 1037650

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