YMC 50th anniversary

50 years of music making at Youth Music Centre.

The Youth Music Centre is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary with a spectacular concert on 18th June 2017 at 6pm at St Jude-on-the-Hill in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

YMC’s magnificent Orchestras and Choir will perform a programme including the wonderful Happy Birthday Variations by Peter Heidrich, Handel’s Passacaglia along with works by Albinoni, Bizet, fiery Tangos and Haydn’s Toy Symphony.

The centre owes it’s existence to the late Emanuel Hurwitz CBE and Kay Hurwitz MBE and their friends who started the Youth Music Centre in their own house to give students the opportunity to play chamber music together. Emanuel Hurwitz was one of Britain’s great chamber musicians, orchestral leaders and teachers and his wife Kay, was a viola player in many major orchestras but is best remembered for her passionate work teaching young children. The inspiration and tireless efforts of these distinguished musicians has led countless pupils to brilliant careers in music.

Nigel Goldberg and his team of dedicated teachers are continuing their work in the spirit of the school they so loved. Every time YMC students and teachers meet on Saturday morning in Bigwood House based at Henrietta Barnet School an exciting morning of chamber music, orchestral playing and choir singing  unfolds. Children can take part in voice, theory and recorder classes apart from the larger scale music making for our young future musicians from the age of three !

The concert is free of charge and there will be an extended interval for a picnic.

YMC 50th anniversary Concert: 

Sunday 18th June, 6 pm in St Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square NW11 7AH

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