Musicians from Manchester Camerata, along with composer Richard Taylor, will be working with groups in Beverley and Withernsea to compose new music, which they will perform at the Meridian Centre, Withernsea on Saturday 25 February at 2pm, as part of the Classically Yours programme running throughout Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Residents from care homes, schools and local choirs will each be contributing music and lyrics to the all-new composition which marks the start of a project which will culminate in a large scale performance at Bridlington Spa on Sunday 28 January, 2018.
Tickets for the concert at the Meridian Centre cost £2 each and are available from events.eastriding.gov.uk or on the door.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said: "It is very exciting that Classically Yours is bringing music of this calibre to Withernsea, and involving the local community in this way. This approach will help to create new pieces of music from scratch, inspired by the community and their aspirations for the future. And the chance to appear on stage at Bridlington Spa next year will be truly memorable!"
As part of the East Riding's celebration of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Orchestras Live have joined forces to bring more orchestral music to the area.
Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, and investment from the council – which is a Principal Partner in Hull UK City of Culture 2017 - and Orchestras Live, Classically Yours will see some of the UK's top orchestras, including Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Viva and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, coming to the area.
Classically Yours will consist of a number of orchestral concerts taking place in Beverley, Bridlington, Pocklington and Withernsea throughout 2017, alongside community work, culminating in a concert with all orchestras joining together at The Spa Bridlington in January 2018.