Music Tour to Europe
Every 18 months the Music Department at Thirsk School organises a Music Tour to Europe. Places visited to date are Belgium, Paris & Vienna, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Prague. Our next adventure is to Barcelona in October half term 2015. The trip is available to all musicians in extra curricular ensembles. The tours include three public concerts, performing at venues such as schools, retirement homes and community halls. We also visit places of interest in the area.
During the trip the musicians have the opportunity of rehearsal time and to experience performing in different venues with different audiences. We also like to give opportunity to students to develop their language skills by introducing the concert programme in the appropriate language.
As a department we also run a visit to hear the school proms at the Albert Hall and take every opportunity to hear live music in the area.
Furthermore, we like to invite guest musicians to run specialised workshops which has included the area’s Music Advisor Cathy Roberts and the Jazz Trombonist Dennis Rollins.
See all the photos from Barcelona 2015 here.