HPH Sponsor Youth Orchestra
Wiltshire Music Centre is delighted to announce that the Bath-based commercial property company HPH Ltd is to support the Youth Orchestra and Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra as principal sponsor for three calendar years from 2016.
The music centre took over responsibility for running the Orchestras in September 2015. This will be done with ongoing support from Wiltshire Music Connect, supported by Arts Council England, Swindon Music Hub and Bath & North East Somerset Music Service.
With the increasing pressure on public funding for musical and other artistic activities, it is increasingly important that private companies like HPH Ltd are able to come forward to help us secure the future of these orchestras.
Lindsay Holdoway, Managing Director of HPH Ltd said: “HPH is delighted to become the Principal Sponsor of the Youth Orchestras for the next three years. We believe that the chance to make music with a large group of like-minded young people is incredibly important in developing creative, fully rounded young adults. HPH has its roots in Wiltshire and we are therefore pleased to be able to offer our support to the music centre as it continues to provide opportunities for young people throughout the county.”
The Youth Orchestra is now open to all young people in the Bath, Wiltshire and Swindon areas who would like to audition for it. The orchestra’s professional conductor, Tim Redmond, said today: “I’m really looking forward to working with James Slater and Wiltshire Music Centre to further and expand the work of the orchestra, and I think this is a very positive development which will present exciting new opportunities for us all.”
Mike Daniels, director of the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra said: “This support will be vital in helping us to continue to offer really high quality opportunities for young people interested in music.”
Phil Gibby, area director, South West for Arts Council England added: “This is exactly the sort of partnership we want to see between our leading professional music venues and music education providers. We wish the Youth Orchestra every success.”’