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The Big Youth Music Experience

13th July 2019 - 14th July 2019


Everyone (adult or youth) is welcome to turn up to any of the events, concerts and workshops to take part!

Full information can be found at the Albert Hall throughout the weekend.

Music for Everyone look forward to seeing you there!


Download enrolment forms here:

The Big Youth String Experience
The Big Youth Wind Band Experience
The Big Youth Singing Experience
The Big Family Singing Experience


BYME is an exciting festival of music-making opportunities over the weekend of 13 & 14 July 2019.

Fantastic workshops and performances, many open to family and friends, will take place in and around the city centre throughout the weekend.

Saturday activities include workshops for INSTRUMENTALISTS grade 5-8+ and SINGERS aged 12 upwards. These groups will come together to present a ticketed evening concert at Nottingham’s Albert Hall, culminating in a spectacular performance of ‘Light of the Seven’ from Game of Thrones. This will feature all performers plus the mighty Binns organ and Steinway grand piano!

Sunday workshops are especially designed for INSTRUMENTALISTS grades 2-4 and for families, there’s a fun vocal time to be had at THE BIG FAMILY SING. All groups will entertain family and friends with a late afternoon relaxed performance in the Albert Hall.

On both days there are FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS. These are open not only to participants of the BYME groups but to any youngsters and their families and friends who would just like to ‘give it a go’. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer: Samba Drumming, Pure Steel Band performance and Come & Try, Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra, Capoeira Dancing and much, much more. Performances are also open to everyone. A small charge may apply to Fringe Events.

With nationally recognised tutors and conductors for the BYME groups, and top guest ‘acts’, this is a festival to truly celebrate the musical youth of the region.

Friday 12 July

7pm – Cathedral Youth Choir Concert – Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo (Ticketed – Click link for more info)

7.30pm – Villiers Quartet Concert (Nottingham High School) Find out more about the Nottingham Chamber Music Festival here

Saturday workshops (strings, woodwind, brass, percussion and singing): £10 – includes access to all FESTIVAL FRINGE workshops.

Saturday 13 July

9.30am – Organ workshop – for pianists and organists grade 5+ Download a form here!

9.30am – Percussion workshop for experienced players (grade 4+)

1pm – Workshops: BYME Windband grade 5-8+, Strings grades 5-8+, Singers aged 12 upwards.

5pm – Full BYME orchestra rehearsal for Windband, Strings and Singers

7pm – Concert: all BYME Saturday groups Book Tickets and find out more here!

FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS include: Villiers String Quartet Family concert, Steel Band, RHYO flashmob, Nottingham Youth Jazz orchestra

Sunday workshops (strings, woodwind, brass and percussion): £8, (Big Family Sing): Adults £6, Child £4 – includes access to all FESTIVAL FRINGE workshops.

Sunday 14 July

10.00am – Workshop: BYME Windband grades 2-4, Strings grade 2-4

11.30am – Samba (workshop)

11.30am – Percussion workshop (no prior experience necessary)

12.30pm – Samba (workshop)

12.30pm – Percussion workshop (percussion/kit players grade 2+)


4.00pm – Informal concert: – BYME Sunday instrument players plus BIG FAMILY SING FREE to attend – find out more here!

FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS include: Capoeira Dancing, An ‘on the move’ Music Quiz, Bhangra

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Albert Hall, Nottingham
N Circus Street
Nottingham, NG1 5AA United Kingdom
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