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COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk



Perform ‘Walking in the Air’ from ‘The Snowman’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 

Sunday 16thDecember 2018 at 3.00PM & 7.00PM, Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts


Following last year’s success, we are thrilled to announce another exciting opportunity for two talented young singers to perform a solo of ‘Walking in the Air’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The performances will take place in an afternoon and evening performance at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Sunday 16th December 2018 with a rehearsal on the day.


Applicants are open to girls and boys aged between 9 – 13 years old on the day of the auditions. Please note that only boys with treble voices should apply.


The applicant’s parent or guardian must complete an online form located on the BSO website.

The deadline for completion of forms is Wednesday 12th September at 5pm.

After this deadline, all applicants will be invited to attend a morning group audition. If they are short-listed, they will attend a solo audition in the afternoon. 


Click here to access the online form [link expired].

Click here to download information about the application process, audition requirements, details of the concert day. 

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