Youth music fest at Compton Marbling

THE 2018 Cherubim Youth Music Fest­i­val will be held in the beautiful setting of Compton Marbling at Fonthill Gifford, from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September.

More than 40 young performers, playing on instruments loaned to them by the Tisbury-based Cherubim Music Trust, will gather to entertain families and supporters at four concerts, starting on Friday at 7.30 It opens with a concert of percussion entitled Between Rock and a Soft Space. Audiences will be able to hear a new sythesiser, the Seaboard, which offers a whole new range of expressive possibilities to performers.

On Saturday, Behind the Facade brings  Pippa Haywood and Martin  van der Weyer to narrate Edith Sitwell’s Facade, with its music by Walton.  The concert, starting at 7.30, also incudes Octavia Lamb playing Malcolm Arnold’s Flute Concerto, Diogo Gomos playing Emmanuel Sejourne’s Vibraphone Concerto and Gabrilliella Jones performing Bach’s A Minor violin concerto.

On Sunday at 4pm there is a Kidstrav­ag­anza, featuring Poulenc and de Brunhoff’s Babar the Elephant and songs from the musical Frozen.

The festival ends with a Contemplative Choral Concert from 7pm. It features works by Bach, as vocal music by William Byrd and Anton Bruckner performed by The Lacock Scholars, and the premiere of Cherubim director Maxwell Steer’s  The Quiet Spaces.

For more information about the exciting festival, visit the website, www.cherubimtrust.org/festival18