Young musicians will walk and play

South Downs Youth Orchestra
South Downs Youth Orchestra

On Saturday March 19 the South Downs Youth Orchestra will be striding out across the South Downs giving a total of nine concerts in local churches in one day.

There will be four groups walking four different routes concluding with a concert at Alfriston Church at 3pm.

Entry to all performances is free – there will be a collection on the door. Money raised from this sponsored ‘walk & play’ will be donated to church funds. The orchestra is composed of over 80 young musicians from local schools and colleges.

The first ensemble will play at Folkington and then Wilmington - Johan Sebastian Bach’s double Violin Concerto in D Minor. Ensemble 2 will play William Boyce’s Symphony No 1 in Bb at St Mary’s, Friston, and Westdean, the third will play William Boyce’s Symphony No 4 in F at Jevington and Litlington, and the fourth Ensemble will play Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony (1st Movement) at Alciston and then Berwick. All the first performances are from 10.30-11am and the second from 12.30-1pm ahead of the finale at 3pm. For info call 01273 336770, or visit