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Musical Village triumphs again

The best performance yet’ ‘great variety’ ‘a slick, unique concert to the highest of standards’

These were just a few of the comments received by Lesia Smaditch, Musical Director of Musical Village, following the two performances of their Concert performed on 10th and 11th December 2016 at Brockington College in Enderby.

As a conductor and musical director, Lesia has developed and leads a number of community choirs around Leicestershire.

Lesia (a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians) offers community members, both young and old, an opportunity to explore the joy of choral singing.

The theme this year was Christmas Around the World and both choir and audience enjoyed a variety of festive songs in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Swahili, Macedonian to name but a few!

Special guests were Mriya a Ukrainian Choir based in Manchester who entertained everyone with their lovely traditional songs.

Sam Bailey
The Choir will support Leicester’s X-Factor winner, Sam Bailey on her 2017 tour


Musical Village was first established by Lesia in 2008 to fulfill her passion and ambition to bring communities together through the love of singing.

The reputation of the choirs has gone from strength to strength and in addition to appearances at local events, concerts, weddings and funerals, they have been delighted to perform at many prestigious events.

These include the Reinterment of King Richard III and performing with Russell Watson in both his 2015 and 2016 UK tours.

This coming year looks equally exciting with 9 confirmed bookings to support X-Factor winner Sam Bailey in her ‘Sing My Heart Out UK Tour 2017’.

‘Musical Village’ is made up of a family of choirs catering for people of all ages and abilities in Leicester and Leicestershire. A warm welcome awaits all who love singing and want to share the enjoyment and fun with the community.

The comprehensive repertoire includes world music, spiritual, pop classics, contemporary, folk, light classical and show hits.

Currently choirs meet in Enderby Village, Leicester Forest East, Enderby Brockington College and Market Bosworth.

A FREE session is offered so why not give it a try and perhaps the joy of singing will be life changing for you as it has been for many current members!
More information is available via the details below.

email:  info@musicalvillage.co.uk
website:  www.musicalvillage.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicalVillage1 Twitter: @MusicalVillage1
Lesia can be contacted on mobile:  07894 073621
[Contributor: Angela Doherty | Sam Bailey photo: sam-bailey.com]

Enderby Wind Band will celebrate 10 years of age with a Gala Concert

2015 marks Enderby Wind Band’s 10th Anniversary and to celebrate they are hosting a Gala Concert at Brockington College on the 26th September.

Enderby Wind Band

The concert commences at 7pm and will feature music selected by the band as their favourites from over the last 10 years.

The band will also have past members joining them for the night, including past Musical Directors making guest appearances.

The band are being supported by ‘Percussion Plus‘,  a Leading British musical instrument manufacturer who will be arranging for all of the percussion instruments the band will need for the 10th Anniversary Concert.

Enderby Wind Band is the latest addition to the Enderby Bands Organisation, having been established in September 2005.

A traditional wind band format, they cater for all wind and brass instruments and their range of players currently includes Clarinets, Flutes and Piccolo, Saxophones, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpets, Cornets, Horns, Euphonium, Trombones, Tuba and Percusionists.

The band attracts a wide range of players of all ages and abilities who share a passion for playing music together and each year the they perform at many venues and events across the county.

Tickets are expected to sell quickly and anyone wishing to purchase tickets can contact the band to register interest via the email address enderbywindband@hotmail.co.uk

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National Youth Jazz Orchestra at Loughborough University

NYJOBig-Band Jazz comes back to Loughborough in style on Wednesday April 17th when the National Youth Jazz Orchestra makes a very welcome return to the University’s Cope Auditorium.

NYJO is renowned throughout the world as a showcase for the country’s best young musicians. Since its formation in 1965, most of the rising generation of jazz musicians have passed through the orchestra’s ranks, often becoming established jazz stars whilst still playing with NYJO. One of NYJO’s aims is to share the talents of these exciting young players with as wide an audience as possible.

Under its founding Musical Director, Bill Ashton MBE, NYJO has performed hundreds of concerts all over Britain, including the Barbican, BBC Proms, Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex Jazz Club, Usher Hall Edinburgh, the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall.

It has also made numerous television and radio programmes, recorded around 40 albums, and visited most European countries as well as the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Most of NYJO’s music is written specially for the orchestra by British composers, often past and present members of NYJO. The available repertoire is enormous and covers a wide variety of styles, so that diverse occasions can be catered for.

A NYJO concert can be enjoyed by non-jazz audiences as well as jazz aficionados, as another of NYJO’s aims is to raise the profile of jazz amongst the public at large and to make new converts for jazz in general. This is especially important amongst young people, and schools concerts are always included in NYJO’s schedule.

NYJO features 23 highly talented young artists from all over Britain. Past members include Guy Barker, Mark Nightingale, Gerard Presencer, Pete Long, Dennis Rollins, Winston Rollins and the much-missed Amy Winehouse.

Members are encouraged to write their own arrangements and compositions, thereby creating a diverse repertoire to draw from in addition to classic big-band standards.

All this leads NYJO to be recognised as a world-class jazz orchestra. As John Dankworth said, “Forget the word youth, this is one of the best bands you will ever hear”.

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra can be heard at Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University on Wednesday April 17th.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are available now from the Loughborough Students Union on 01509-635000 or online at http://www.lufbra.net/concerts

Enderby Band to entertain at Carol Concert

Enderby Youth Band will be entertaining the crowd at Blaby District Council’s Christmas carol concert.

The service is being held in the Council Chamber on Desford Road, Narborough, and will also include singing by children from the Pastures Primary School.

A raffle will also be held to support the chairman’s charity (Royal British Legion) and mince pies and mulled wine for afters.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Admission is free but by ticket only.

To reserve tickets call 0116 272 7501.


Warm up for Christmas with wine and pies at carol service

Enderby Youth Band will be entertaining the crowd at Blaby District Council’s Christmas carol concert this year.

The service is being held in the Council Chamber on Desford Road, Narborough, and will also include singing by children from the PasturesPrimary School, a raffle to support the chairman’s charity (Royal British Legion) and mince pies and mulled wine for afters.

Councillor Barry Garner, chairman of the Council, said:

“The annual carol concert is always a fantastic occasion and a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season.”

The show starts at 7.30pm on December 14.

Admission is free but by ticket only.To reserve tickets call             0116 272 7501      .