New sponsorship for musicians at the University of York
Music students at theUniversity of York are benefitting from the support of Rollits,through sponsorship of a York Concert performance and musicaltraining for the next generation of musicians.
Rollits is supporting thenext generation of musicians by sponsoring a York Concertsperformance, the University of York's flagship concert series. Thefirm is also providing financial support to three undergraduateMusic students, to cover the core costs of their University ChoirSectional Leaders experience.
The firm is the corporatesponsor for the Julian Argüelles' Tetra jazz concert, performed atthe Rymer Auditorium on 29 October. Speaking before the concertJohn Lane, Partner and Head of the Private Capital Department atRollits, said, "We see our business as being part of and fullycommitted to the community in which we work and are delighted withour ongoing partnership with the University of York. We areespecially pleased that this year part of our gift has gone tosupport young musicians, enabling them to receive essentialpractical experience in leading a large choralensemble".
Professor Ambrose Field, Headof the Department of Music, said, "On behalf of the University ofYork and the Department of Music I would like to thank the team atRollits for their generous support. Through York Concerts we aim todraw exciting world class performers to York as well as providing awealth of opportunity for students, staff and the local communityand beyond to enjoy live music at its very best. This simplywouldn't be possible without the support of corporate sponsors likeRollits."
The University Choir is achorus of around 250 voices drawn from students and staff of theUniversity as well as the general public from the surrounding area.Concert programmes feature a wide variety of pieces, from laterBaroque to 20th century, and focus on large-scale repertoireusually performed with orchestra. Becoming a Sectional Leadergreatly enhances the student experience, as it is anextracurricular activity providing essential practical experienceto young musicians, often for the first time, in leading a largechoral ensemble.
The University of York's 2015/15 York Concerts programme andtickets are available online at www.york.ac.uk/concerts
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