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Conductor Kevin Field.

Conductor Kevin Field.

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A new venture which promises to offer a complete musical experience for singers and instrumentalists is coming to a market town this summer – and people are being encouraged to apply.

The first Alnwick Music Camp will be staged in the Northumberland Hall over eight days in July, culminating in a live concert at the venue.

The event, brought by Spectrum – the Cultural Exchange Specialists, will be led by British conductor Kevin Field and Australian soprano Nicole Thomson.

It is suitable for anyone aged 11 and over, whatever their ability. There are no auditions, but some performance experience may help.

The camp, which starts on Saturday, July 18, will focus on a range of music from around the world.

The music will be rehearsed and then, midway through the camp, participants’ family and friends will be invited to attend open rehearsals, to decide what they think should be performed at the concert on Saturday, July 25, at 3pm.

Kevin, who has worked with leading artists from the world of orchestra, jazz, film and stage, said: “We’re hopeful that any person who has ever dreamed of singing or playing in front of an audience will seize this exciting opportunity and apply.

“This will be a unique journey for those who sing and play an instrument, from novice to the advanced. It will be eight days of music-making and it promises to be a complete musical experience.”

Each day will be divided into four sessions, starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5pm. Singers will start on the first day, while instrumentalists will begin on July 21.

To request an application form, email spectrum.culturexchange@gmail.com and the deadline for entries is Friday, July, 3. A non-refundable £40 administration charge must be paid after the first day.