Youth Group

6 reasons why you should definitely book a ticket for the 2020 UK Choir Festival!

1. Guaranteed inclusivity The UK Choir Festival is an inclusive environment designed to be accessible for all types of choir groups. Regardless of age, background or singing ability, there’s a...

Top 10 free visits you shouldn’t miss in Amsterdam

1.  Markets, Markets, Markets Always a ‘must’ whilst travelling is a visit to the local markets and Amsterdam certainly does not disappoint. Between the floating flower market (Bloemenmarkt),...

4 of the top choral destinations of 2020… it’s the return of the UK Choir Festival!

Manchester Once home to world-famous musician and conductor Charles Hallé, Manchester saw the birth of the Hallé Choir in 1858, which is still going strong to this day. The choir’s members...

MBE recognition for UK Choir Festival’s Mat Wright

We were delighted to hear that Barnsley Youth Choir founder, Mat Wright, was named in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List.     Mat’s much deserved MBE comes after a successful...

Simply unforgettable venues to suit your Youth Music ensemble’s sound and style

At Rayburn Tours, providing ensembles with simply unforgettable performance opportunities is at the very heart of what we do. Taking pride in exceeding the expectations of our clients and offering a...

Musical gurus: meet some of the UK Choir Festival’s highly acclaimed workshop leaders

We’ve had the pleasure of meeting just a few of the UK Choir Festival‘s incredible workshop leaders this year – and of course getting stuck into the workshops themselves! Helping...
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Merchant Taylors’ School: La Bella Vita in Lido di Jesolo & Lake Garda

Earlier this year, young musicians from Merchant Taylors’ School embarked upon a musical two-centre tour to Lido di Jesolo (Venice) and Lake Garda. Whilst Venice is celebrated for its extensive...

Happy Birthday Council for Learning Outside the Classroom!

Advocating learning outside the classroom walls for all pupils as an integral part of their school career, CLOtC’s primary focus is to provide students with a rounded education.   Kim...

Top free things to do on a school trip to Paris

Home to some of the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants, as well as being the headquarters for top luxury brands, Paris certainly has a reputation for being an expensive city. But that’s...

The benefits of playing brass

Based on the results of a study carried out by Dr Michael Bonshor and Dr Vicky Williamson for High Notes magazine, it’s clear that most brass players experience a whole host of significant...

Top tips for taking big groups on tour

When visiting the Director of Music at Mount St Mary’s College last October, it was clear to see why Lucy Kitchener’s tours abroad are so successful. Although the necessary planning required is...

A Guide to Branding Your Music Ensemble

Branding is all about creating an image that captures who you are as an ensemble. It’s a feeling, an association, an identity – something that people think of when they hear your name. So to get...