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Musicians tune up for Your Music concerts
7:40am Sunday 23rd September 2012 in Local
MUSICIANS and singers are tuning up for the new-look Wyre Forest charity concerts Your Music.
The two concerts, set to take place on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6 will showcase the best Midlands musical talent.
Your Music concerts are a re-worked version of the popular Music for You shows which raised more than £150,000 for Wyre Forest causes over 30 years.
Charities which will benefit from the concerts include Kemp Hospice , Cancer Research UK Wyre Forest, Kidderminster and District Prostate Cancer Support Group and League of Friends of Kidderminster Hospitals.
Spokesman Pam Cunningham said: “We are moving into a new era and hope to preserve the concerts for future generations.
“Charities will always need the support and local people will always want the entertainment. We hope to raise £5,000 for the charities and want the audience to know that their money will be well spent.”
Wyre Forest favourites the Kidderminster Valentines, the West Midland Light Orchestra and the Bromsgrove School Big Band will be performing both nights.
The West Midland Light Orchestra, based on the BBC Light Orchestra concept, feature show tunes and film themes in their performances while the Bromsgrove School Big Band will entertain the audience with swing and jazz music.
On Friday, the Birmingham Schools Guitar Ensemble will be joining the show performing Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer and world folk and gypsy jazz.
Young string instrument players, Bravura will join the concert on Saturday with their more classical repertoire ranging from Baroque to the 20th century.
Mrs Cunningham added: “We want to welcome new artists and new music to the concerts but hope to keep the community feeling and spirit of Music for You.”
Tickets are available from John Beard Ironmonger, Kidderminster, R.G.Timmis, Bewdley, Mr Cleancall, Stourport and Kidderminster Town Hall or by calling 01562 751753.