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A Winter Festival of Music

Students from NPTC Group of Colleges’ Music Academy captivated a sell-out crowd at Saint David’s Church in Neath with a stunning evening of live music.

The Winter Festival of Music showcased the talents of every single student involved with the Music Academy including all vocational courses and extra-curricular groups.

Performances on the night included a choir, a chamber choir, a full orchestra, a chamber ensemble, a jazz ensemble, a show band, a brass ensemble, a jazz quartet with additional duo and trio performances.

The evening was also used to showcase the Music Academy’s brightest success stories.

Music lecturer, Carolyn Davies who organised the evening said: “Our students are lucky to be taught by some incredibly talented vocal and instrumental coaches. The concert is an opportunity for students to play a large-scale concert consisting of everything from Prokofiev to Pink Floyd and plenty more besides.”

Vicky Burroughs, Head of School for Creative, Visual and Performing Arts, said: “The Winter Festival of Music is a fantastic showcase of students’ talent representing the variety of courses and extracurricular opportunities the Music Academy offers. Holding the concert at this time of year, in such an incredible setting as Saint David’s, only adds to the atmosphere.”

During the evening, a collection was held, with proceeds going to raise money for Baglan Lodge Care Home and Brass for Africa.

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