Youth Concert

Youth in Concert V – 2002

The fifth in a series of concerts given by the Trafford Youth Concert Band and the Altrincham Grammar School Choir took place in St Paul’s Church on Saturday 23rd November. The event was sponsored by the St Paul’s Men’s Society in aid of the Disabled Access Project.

Before the concert started an elderly lady arrived in a wheelchair, asking which entrance had the ramp. This shows that the Disabled Access Project is not in vain but was not in time for this lady who had to be helped up the steps into the Church.

As usual the concert provided a wide variety of music, performed to an excellent standard and thanks go to Anthony Houghton for conducting the band and to John Beilby for conducting the choir.

Around 70 young people participated in the band and choir and the roof of the church shook on occasions when the percussion instruments were at full volume.

In all £400 was raised towards the Disabled Access Project so the Church will benefit from this and the audience benefitted by hearing some fine music on a cold November night, The photo shows the choir and band in full flow.

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Youth in Concert VII – 2004

The seventh Concert in the series given by the Trafford Youth Concert Band took place at St Paul’s Church, Sale on Nov 27th

At this concert the band were joined by the Thursday Singers, a group of pupils from the 5th and 6th Forms of Manchester Grammar School and Manchester High School for Girls.

A good audience enjoyed a varied programme ranging from the Big Band sound of Duke Ellington to traditional African songs. Favourites from the Phantom of the Opera and a song from the Beach Boys led to much foot tapping amongst the audience.

Thanks are due to Anthony Houghton and the approx 50 youngsters of the TYCB and Simon Hunt and 24 Thursday Singers for giving their time and effort.

In addition to the usual enjoyment given to the listeners over £300 was raised towards the Disabled Access fund which the Vicar said should be at least partially in place if Concert VIII takes place at the same time next year.

Youth in Concert VIII – 2005

On Nov 26th 2005 St Paul’s hosted the eighth Youth in Concert event featuring the Trafford Youth Concert Band and the Thursday Singers from Manchester Grammar School, Manchester High School and Withington Girl’s School.

A good audience was treated to a varied programme ranging from a musical evocation of the trials of Stephenson’s Rocket to spirituals and carols from the Choir.

The concert ended with a rousing rendering of Hollywood show tunes.

The picture above shows the event in full swing.

Youth in Concert IX – 2006

The ninth Concert took place in Church on Nov 18th and once again The Trafford Youth Concert Band led by Anthony Houghton gave a spirited and varied programme. This year they were joined by the Trafford Youth Choir – almost 60 young singers- who enthralled the large audience.

The photos below show the concert in progress and the Youth Choir performing.

Youth in Concert X – 2007

The tenth Concert in the series took place in Church on Nov 24th. The Trafford Youth Concert Band led by Anthony Houghton were this year accompanied by the newly formed Trafford Senior Choir conducted by Christine Nelson. Over 80 young people appeared in the two groups.

The Band’s music ranged from opera to musicals and from film to classical. The Choir included a couple of well known popular pieces and some very impressive African songs sung with choreographed movement.

His Worship the Mayor of Trafford was in attendance and gave the vote of thanks to the performers and their conductors.

The photos below were taken during the concert.