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Resources for performances of 'Nene'

During 2017-18 we are proud to be presenting three preformances of a new work by Alumnus Benjamin Till, charting the course of the river Nene and celebrating the people and places of the river valley, as it flows from Badby to the sea.

The performance will include members of the County Youth Orchestra, County Youth Choir, County Youth Brass Band and a massed choir of singers from partner schools in Northamptonshire, Peterborough and Rutland. On this page you can find resources including sound files and letters associated with the performances.​

The performances will be:

  • Tuesday 14 November - Music for Youth Proms, Royal Albert Hall
  • Thursday 8 March - Big Sing, Derngate
  • Saturday 17 March - Peterborough Big Sing, Peterborough Cathedral

Albert Hall performance

The Albert Hall performance will be a twelve minute version of the final piece. You can listen to a computer generated performance of the piece here:

Letters to schools

Massed Choir resources

Sound files commencing 8 bars before letter K

Performing material

Ticket information

Tickets for the Music for Youth Proms are now on sale and MFY have set up a special offer for Massed Ensembles: 15% off all tickets using the discount code ‘ensemble’.

Supporters will need to buy tickets – please encourage friends, family and colleagues to come and support your students. Tickets do sell quickly so we advise early booking to avoid disappointment. We hope that you will be able to organise a supporters coach for the performance.

Tickets are now available from the Royal Albert Hall box office on 020 7589 8212 or at Please note that our performance is on Tuesday 14th November.

Further information from the Music for Youth website.

Derngate performance

The Northampton performance will be an extended 25 minute version of the piece

Peterborough Cathedral performance

The Peterborough performance will also be an extended 25 minute version of the piece


Nene is being presented by NMPAT and Rutland music with the assistance of the following partners:

We also acknowledge financial support from:

  • Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts
  • Northamptonshire Community Foundation, The Compton Fund
  • D'Oyly Carte Opera Trust
  • Nenescape - Heritage Lottery funded
  • The Gordon Robinson Trust, Nigel Cobb Fund
NMPAT receives support from:
NMPAT is a company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 7738151) and a registered charity (Charity No. 1145643)