County Youth Guitar Ensemble (CYGtrE)

The County Youth Guitar Ensemble in performance, Spinney Theatre, May 2015

About the County Youth Guitar Ensemble

Conductor: John DraperThe CYGtrE is the senior guitar ensemble of the Music and Performing Arts Trust and rehearses on Tuesday evenings in Rm 5 at the Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The director for the 2016 to 2017 season is John Draper (pictured).

Formed in 1994 the County Youth Guitar Ensemble has been directed throughout its history by County Head of Guitars, John Draper. It seeks to perform the very best of repertoire for classical guitar ensemble and has established itself on the national stage with appearances at the finals of the National Festival of Music for Youth. In 2015 the combined Youth and Training Guitar Ensembles were invited to perform at the finals of the National Festival under the name Guitarlactica!

The annual programme of events includes a series of concerts around the county, including a Guitar Night for all county guitar groups and appearances in the regional round of the National Festival of Music for Youth.

Recent Letters to Members

How to join us

Auditions are held annually in July. See the auditions page for further information.

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