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

About the Guitarlactica

Conductor: John DraperThe County Guitar Ensemble is known as Guitarlactica and rehearses on Tuesday evenings in Room 4 at the Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The director for the 2018 to 2019 season is Lorna Parker (pictured left).

The original County Guitar Ensemble was formed in 1994 and was directed throughout its history by County Head of Guitars, John Draper. In 2015 the combined Youth and Training Guitar Ensembles were invited to perform at the finals of the National Festival under the name Guitarlactica and this is now the name of the group.

The annual programme of events includes a series of concerts around the county, including the Second Generation Concert and appearances in the Music for Youth Regional Festival, part 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.