New sponsorship for musicians at the University of York

Music students at the University of York are benefitting from the support of Rollits, through sponsorship of a York Concert performance and musical training for the next generation of musicians.

Rollits is supporting the next generation of musicians by sponsoring a York Concerts performance, the University of York's flagship concert series. The firm is also providing financial support to three undergraduate Music students, to cover the core costs of their University Choir Sectional Leaders experience.

The firm is the corporate sponsor for the Julian Arg├╝elles' Tetra jazz concert, performed at the Rymer Auditorium on 29 October. Speaking before the concert John Lane, Partner and Head of the Private Capital Department at Rollits, said, "We see our business as being part of and fully committed to the community in which we work and are delighted with our ongoing partnership with the University of York. We are especially pleased that this year part of our gift has gone to support young musicians, enabling them to receive essential practical experience in leading a large choral ensemble".

Professor Ambrose Field, Head of the Department of Music, said, "On behalf of the University of York and the Department of Music I would like to thank the team at Rollits for their generous support. Through York Concerts we aim to draw exciting world class performers to York as well as providing a wealth of opportunity for students, staff and the local community and beyond to enjoy live music at its very best. This simply wouldn't be possible without the support of corporate sponsors like Rollits."

The University Choir is a chorus of around 250 voices drawn from students and staff of the University as well as the general public from the surrounding area. Concert programmes feature a wide variety of pieces, from later Baroque to 20th century, and focus on large-scale repertoire usually performed with orchestra. Becoming a Sectional Leader greatly enhances the student experience, as it is an extracurricular activity providing essential practical experience to young musicians, often for the first time, in leading a large choral ensemble.

The University of York's 2015/15 York Concerts programme and tickets are available online at www.york.ac.uk/concerts 

Posted on: 29/10/2015

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