Talented musicians return to Banbury to perform in milestone concert

Kris Reeder is a past winner of the Rotary Club's Young Musician of the Year competition, and will perform at its 25th annivesary concert on June 21 in Banbury.''''NNL-141130-130856009
Kris Reeder is a past winner of the Rotary Club's Young Musician of the Year competition, and will perform at its 25th annivesary concert on June 21 in Banbury.''''NNL-141130-130856009

A celebration of music to mark the 25th anniversary of the Rotary Club’s Young Musician of the Year competition is taking place next month.

The Gala Midsummer Concert will be held at Tudor Hall School on Saturday, June 21, with the event marking the return of some of the past competition winners including Marcel Zidani, who won the first competition back in 1991.

It has been organised by Banbury Rotary Club and Gareth Jeremy, rotarian and competition organiser, said: “From humble beginnings, The Banbury Young Musician competition has now become a major musicial event in the area.

“It’s a great opportunity to promote and celebrate our finest local talent and for 25 years it has provided a platform to propel tomorrow’s brightest talents.”

“Many previous winners have gone on to achieve professional careers in music, so we are very proud to have played a part in their journey to success.”

The competition gives a platform to promising musicians and performers aged between eight and 18. Other past winners who will perform on the night include Bethany Porter, Kris Reeder, Umito Choji and Lucy Downer.

Tickets are on sale for £10 from Fashion Fabrics in Parsons Street, and the evening starts at 7pm. Proceeds will go to Katharine House Hospice.