September 6, 2010 9.46 am This story is over 162 months old

Young talent at Terry O’Toole Theatre

Pitch perfect: Lincolnshire youths will be playing at the Terry O’Toole theatre, raising awareness of musical talent in the county.

A group of talented young musicians from across Lincolnshire will be putting on an awareness concert at the Terry O’Toole Theatre in the city.

The Pitch Perfect concert is due September 10 and has been organised by one of the musicians taking part, Benedict Holmes.

Holmes and two other Lincolnshire musicians involved, Oliver Pashley and Oliver Butterworth, are from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO), a prestigious orchestra for the under 19s.

Pitcth Perfect aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the young musical talent in Lincolnshire, going under the name Young Musicians Collective, by putting on a show of all genres of music, performed by youngsters aged 14-19 across the county.

“I hope that the public will be able to enjoy a light-hearted evening of entertainment, which will be fun for people of all ages and musical tastes,” Holmes said.

“The programme is purposefully very diverse, from a classical wind quintet and soloists, to a funk band and a pop-rock group.

“Music is designed to be shared, and playing an instrument is not only a great skill but a gateway to meeting other like-minded young people, and making friends and contacts for life.”

“I really think that this concert has something to offer everyone,” Holmes added.

The free show starts at 7pm, and will help raise money for the NYO, which currently depends on donations from individuals and organisations.

Photo: Music Go Round