Rhyl concerts aim to inspire young music lovers

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Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

TALENTED young musicians are to be given a unique opportunity to have their compositions performed in public.

Jefferson Thomas, from Dyserth, who inspired dozens of young singers and instrumentalists when he was head of music at Rhyl High School, is staging a series of five concerts over the coming months in which the emphasis will be on youth.

The series at Rhyl Town Hall opens on April 16 with a woodwind quartet, and will be followed on May 20 by a percussion ensemble and on June 18 by a brass group.

The performers in all three concerts will be students from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where Mr Thomas himself studied.

The four singers on July 16 will include one from the Dutch National Opera, and the final two concerts on August 20 and September 16 will both feature local artistes.
Mr Thomas said: “I am hoping that GCSE and A-level music students will take this opportunity to come forward and have their compositions performed.”

The level of support for the opening concert will, however, decide whether it is viable to go ahead with the remaining four events. To encourage youngsters to hear high-quality performers children under 18 will be allowed free admission, with tickets costing £10 per concert for others.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Mr Thomas at 23 Glan Ffyddion, Dyserth LL18 6EG or by emailing him at jthomas5301@yahoo.com

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