The Sandbach Concert Series, a non-profit arts organisation run entirely by volunteers, is about to embark upon its ninth series of concerts.
These attract national and internationally known artists to play in the town, with a unique format that encourages families and young people to experience live music being played.
Each concert begins at 7pm, with the first 30 minutes providing a ‘Spotlight Concert’ where local young musicians have the opportunity to perform in front of more experienced professional musicians as well as a fee paying audience.
Some of the youngsters may even be selected to go on to perform at the Young Musician of the Year event – which will next take place in April 2019.
During the interval, the young musicians have an opportunity for photos with the town mayor while the concert’s audience can view an art exhibition from local artists as well as have a drink and enter a raffle which raises money for local good causes.
The main concert, featuring professional musicians, then begins and lasts for one hour.
As well having less expensive ticket prices, the earlier starting and finishing times (compared with traditional concert events) are specifically aimed at being accessible for a younger audience.
A spokesperson for Sandbach Concert Series explained: “This is a good community, family event helping local good causes, held in the church hall the last Wednesday of the month, which concludes at 9pm so early enough for youngsters!”
They added: “Also, the local Italian restaurant opens a little earlier on the concert evenings for those who want to enjoy good food before listening to great music.”
The Sandbach Concert Series is a great way to listen to some good music, support the young people of the town as well as being a regular item on the Sandbach social calendar.
Details for the full programme are available online at www.sandbach-concert-series.co.uk.
Concerts coming up include:
|Wed 26 Sep 2018||Heather Bills & Harvey Davies|
|Wed 31 Oct 2018||Hermanos Corbalán|
|Wed 28 Nov 2018||Mark Eden – Chris Stell Guitar Duo|
|Wed 27 Feb 2019||Reiko Fujisawa|
|Wed 27 Mar 2019||Kabantu|
|Wed 24 Apr 2019||Sarah Douglas & Amy Wakefield|
|Wed 29 May 2019||Foden’s 10 Piece Ensemble|
|Wed 26 Jun 2019||Tiptoe|