This post is to celebrate a moment in time from 1994 when Gloucester Youth Orchestra played at Cheltenham Town Hall. On this occasion a recording was taken on DAT tape and some copies made for the players to listen to their own music.
Having had this tape cassette in my car for the past 10 years or so I decided to digitise the whole concert so it was preserved for the rest of time on youtube.
I have not altered the recording or cleaned up any noise so please realise this is not a perfect recording but simply a memory to share with any of the other players at GLO at that time, and also for future musicians to be inspired.
I have included an image of the full orchestra compliment which also included some guest players on the day.
It is also interesting to see that many of the orchestra have carried on their musical careers after the orchestra. To name but a few…
Charles Peebles who has gone on to conduct many other orchestras in the past few years.
Matthew Elston who now plays as Principal 2nd violin of the BBC Concert Orchestra and teaches music
Diggory Seacome – musical director – went on to become a Conservative Councillor!