Dumfries and GallowayYouth Orchestra (DGYO) is up and running – and on the lookout for new members.
The new ensemble was formed after a one off‘taster day’inTroqueer Church Hall, Dumfries, where school– age children performed a mini–concert for friends and family.
Pieces performed includedThe Hall of the Mountain King by Greig and excerpts from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
Conductor Jane Hainey, a former violinist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, said:“The children did amazingly well.”
The orchestra already has members from Stranraer to Gretna.
And in the NewYear the DGYO will be having regular rehearsals and concerts coached by professional musicians and teachers.
Anyone interested in joining or would like more information can contact dgyothorches[email protected]
Local orchestra the Solway Sinfonia is supporting the young musicians.