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Youth String Workshop

20th June 2021

1.30pm – 5.30pm at the Albert Hall, Nottingham

Come and experience string playing for young violinists, violists, cellists and bassists. Two string orchestras for players of all abilities (grade 2 – 8+). The Junior orchestra for players grade 2 – 5 standard, conducted by Ann-Marie Shaw, will enjoy a range of music that will introduce young instrumentalists to playing in an ensemble, including The Toreadors by Bizet. The Senior orchestra, for players grade 5+ standard, will play St Paul’s Suite by Holst and will be conducted by Richard Howarth, conductor of MfE’s East Midlands Youth String Orchestra.

We will end the workshop with an informal performance to each other. PDFs of the music will be emailed out beforehand so you can have a look at the music, proper copies will be provided on the day.

(NB All covid regulations in place at the time will be adhered to)

Listen to a taster of the pieces here:

Music leaders – Richard Howarth, Ann-Marie Shaw


Ann-Marie was the String Animateur for Music for Everyone, 2016-2018, where she helped to organise and lead string orchestra courses and performances for both adults and children in the midlands. Her current role is Music Teacher at Martin High School in Anstey, Leicester and she continues to perform in a wide variety of ensembles in the Midlands.

Richard brings a wealth of experience and energy to orchestral conducting, inspiring both musicians and audiences. He is able to draw on a distinguished career as a violinist, having led and directed orchestras for over thirty years.

Provisional Timetable – Sunday 20 June

1.30pm – 2pm                Arrive and Registration

2pm – 3pm                     Rehearsal

3pm – 3.30pm                 Break

3.30pm – 4.15pm            Rehearsal

4.15pm – 4.45pm            Break

4.45pm – 5.30pm            Rehearsal

5.30pm                            End of session

Enrolment and Price


Price – £5

Online – pay through PayPal or by card: Just click here and fill in your details: String Workshop Form Payment can be made via PayPal or debit/credit card.

By post – pay by cheque: Please download and complete this pdf form and post it, together with your enrolment cheque (made payable to Music for Everyone) to Music for Everyone, 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF

For any further information, email admin@music-for-everyone.org or telephone 0115 9589312 (Monday – Wednesday, mornings only)

Dates for your diaries! We are also holding 2 workshop afternoons in May and June for wind band players and a singing event for primary aged children – find out more information here. All groups will come together on Saturday 17 July for a spectacular Youth Festival, which will culminate in an informal performance for family and friends to come and listen too!


20th June 2021
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Albert Hall, Nottingham
N Circus Street
Nottingham, NG1 5AA United Kingdom
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