'The Yorkshire College of Music & Drama in Leeds, inspired by the diverse range of choirs that use the facility and the desire to help secure the future of choral music in Yorkshire, launched the Voices Yorkshire project in 2019 ... The principal aim is to attract choirs and audiences from a large cross-section of society and bring them together through events and activities which will culminate in a biennial Gala Concert held in different host venues across the County ... Each Gala Concert will be a celebration of music featuring invited choirs who represent the diversity, depth and variety of styles from around the region.'


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'Provides advanced training for exceptionally talented young musicians from all over the Yorkshire and Humber region, aged between 8 and 18. It offers a fantastic opportunity for aspiring youngsters who want to give music a more prominent role in their lives, to study with some of the best teachers in the country, and to work and perform with like-minded young musicians.'


North East Region of HRGB ‘advanced handbell ensemble which provides the opportunity to develop your handbell ringing skills in an environment different to your local team ... It currently performs with between 2 and 3 five octave sets of bells together with chimes and, occasionally, other instruments. The season runs from September through to the following June with usually two concerts at the end of season ... Registered teams exist in South Yorkshire, close to the Peak District, and as far north as Northumberland - close to the Scottish Border. The most easterly teams are in the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington and over to the west established groups exist at Clifton and into the Dales country at Grassington’.


‘Bands will be competing across all sections seeking the honour of representing Yorkshire at the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. With some of the finest Bands in Britain such as Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery, Rothwell and many others all competing in the Championship Section, few contests are so fiercely competitive.’ Held Early March.


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