BBC NOW Workshops changes

Published: October 2nd, 2019

Urgent: Workshop changes

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the BBC Workshop can no longer take place on 14th January 2020 at Bishop Gore School.

Re-arranged Workshop 2020

New arrangements for the  Workshop for AFYM, West Glamorgan Music  and support musicians from BBC NOW are as follows:

BBC NOW Workshop for AFYM

– all orchestral instruments except harp and saxophone

– ability range = those studying for grade 2 to those studying for grade 5

– those applying first will get first consideration, though applications will be considered as applications only

The Workshops

              – Tuesday 28th April 6pm – 8pm

              – Tuesday 5th May 6pm – 8pm

The workshops will be held in the gymnasium at Bishop Gore School, Sketty.


The Workshop Performance

The workshop performance will be presented at the Brangwyn Hall at 6.30pm before the main BBC NOW Concert on Wednesday 6th May (see below).

Student participants must undertake to attend both evening workshops and the subsequent workshop performance.

The associated BBC NOW concert

The BBC NOW concert at the Brangwyn Hall on Wednesday 6th May.

This will be the inaugural concert to be given by the new conductor designate of BBC NOW, Ryan Bancroft

The concert will be recorded for future broadcast.


Copland – Appalachian Spring

Ives – work including two pianos

Karl Jenkins – world premier of new Saxophone Concerto with Jess Gillam

All students participating in the Workshop will be given a free ticket for the BBC NOW Concert, siblings also free, and concessionary tickets at £5 available for parents or accompanying responsible adults.

– – This will be quite an occasion !