CYWO has enjoyed a long history of innovative and engaging wind orchestra performance.

In recent years, CYWO has formed a partnership with the Corps of Army Music which has enabled the opportunity to work with some of the Corps finest conductors.

2020 sees both the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and a celebration of England 1000. In the Autumn and Spring terms, CYWO courses will be tracing the important events in English history over the last 1000 years through music, culminating in a Last Night of the Proms style concert in Cambridge. At the end of the Summer Term they will lead a Cambridgeshire Music Gala music day which will include the opportunity for younger players to join the ensemble in an open rehearsal and concert.

Repertoire to include:
War March and Battle Hymn of the Vikings Alfred Reed
Pastime with Good Company arr Sparke
Old English Suite Michael Short
Spitfire Prelude and Fugue Walton
Beatles Echoes of an Era arr Higgins
Fantasia on British Sea Songs arr Sir Henry Wood

Orchestra Manager: Helen Allen

Our offer and outcomes:

2019/2020 Dates

Autumn Term
26th & 27th Oct - King's Ely Junior School

Spring Term
15th & 16th Feb
Rehearsal Sat 15th Feb Trumpington Community College
Rehearsals and concert Sun 16th Feb West Road Concert Hall
Kingdom 1000 Concert including CYBE & CYWE 7pm free admission

Summer Term
4th & 5th July - Grafham Water Centre
5th July PERFORMANCE as part of a day celebrating Cambridgeshire Music's Ensembles

Large orchestral experience for wind, brass and percussion players of Grade 5 standard and above.

FOR: Wind, brass and percussion players of Grade 5 standard and above.


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