Northamptonshire and Performing Arts Trust is spending the spring term (February –
April) bringing together all generations of each musical ensemble family through a series of
concerts. Sharing inspiration and aspiration, junior, training and senior “youth” ensembles will
perform alongside each other. More information available at
Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust will be presenting its annual Orchestra and
Wind Band Spectaculars on Sundays 8 th and 15 th March 2020 respectively, at Derngate,
Orchestra Spectacular
Sunday 8 th March 2020, 18.00
 County Junior Orchestra, conducted by Alan Bell and Meghan Foster
 County Training Orchestra, conducted by Tim Green and Sonia Kelly
 County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Chris Hiscock and Andy Kirkwood
Wind Band Spectacular
Sunday 15 th March 2020, 18.00
 County Junior Wind Orchestra, conducted by John Bickerdike and Andy Johnson
 County Training Wind Orchestra, conducted by Jo Coventry and Lauren Evans
 County Youth Concert Band, conducted by Pam Carter and Peter Smalley
On the 8 th March, Zingaresque will be performing in the foyer before the concert. Zingaresque
is a world music ensemble who collaborate within the group and perform a number of student
arrangements. Most members also play in other county ensembles and we hope they, along
with 1,000 other young musicians who audition annually to be a member of one of our
ensembles, continue to progress through the ranks to the youth level groups.
Tickets for these concerts are available directly from the Derngate box office / 01604 624811
Both events form part of the Spring Festival of Music, along with Big Band Night (Saturday 8 th
Feb, Wicksteed Park), Highly Strung (Saturday 29 th Feb, Spinney Theatre), Guitar-
stravaganza (Saturday 7 th March, Northampton High School), Brass Band Spectacular
(Sunday 29 th March, Spinney Theatre) and Spring Song (Wednesday 1 st April, St Matthew’s

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