County Council Set to Relocate Music Centre to Herts County Show
Under the theme ‘Hertfordshire County Of Musical Opportunity’, the county council are relocating their county-wide Music Service to the Show located at The Showground in Redbourn, for the weekend of 27 and 28 May, to run a two-day, pop-up version of their popular service.
It’s just over a week until one of the county’s flagship events, the Hertfordshire County Show, which made a flying success back to form last year with 45,000 through the doors over the weekend, and Hertfordshire County Council are planning to run their most memorable marquee yet.
This pop-up will showcase some of the Music Centres recent Gala performance at The Royal Albert Hall and will celebrate the breadth and quality of music making taking place in schools and their communities across the county.
Performances will include massed school choirs, Hertfordshire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra, County Youth Choir, the winners of the Gala composition, song writing, and rap competitions, as well as many more wonderful musicians, dancers, and performers to showcase the talent that Hertfordshire Schools and the Music Service has.
Terry Douris, Executive Member for localism said: ‘I believe Hertfordshire County Council’s Herts County Show pitch this year will not only be our most exciting and successful yet, but also showcases a really valuable council service that truly embodies our values of achieving healthy and fulfilling lives for all the residents of Hertfordshire.
‘We know from our recent budget consultation that giving every child the best possible start in life and by creating healthy places, inspiring and empowering residents to live healthy lifestyles which give them the opportunity to live life well are your priorities – as much as they are ours. Residents often ask about children’s wellbeing and mental health and we know that playing and listening to music can be an excellent way to improve both. All Hertfordshire’s children and young people, regardless of background or circumstances, have the opportunity to discover or develop their unique musical voice and express themselves through the language of music.
‘I am really looking forward to meeting you all and enjoying the entertainment together. There will be the opportunity to also find out more about the free instrument loans schemes, the help with music tuition fees and the wide variety of lessons that are on offer to all young people in the county.’