Young musicians throughout Sheffield will come together this week to perform a number of concerts, as part of the Spring Musical Showcase.

The event, running from 23 to 26 April, will bring together the 32 groups involved in Sheffield Music Hub, as well as groups from Beck Primary School and Firth Park Academy.

Sheffield Music Hub, the organisers of the event, are ambassadors for the ‘Awards for Young Musicians’ Furthering Talent Programme which supports young musicians with exceptional potential from low-income backgrounds to access music education.

Rory Evans, Assistant Project Officer, said: “Sheffield Music Hub believes that every child regardless of race; gender; where they live; their levels of musical talent; parental income; whether they have special educational needs or disabilities; and whether they are looked after children; deserve the very best music education.”

Youth Music Group: Image Credit. Rory Evans

Money raised from the concert will go towards funding musical education schemes for school pupils, with £2000 fully funding two pupils to have weekly instrumental lessons for 30 minutes throughout term-time.

Highlighting the importance of these concerts, Mr Evans said: “Music is incredibly important to young people, it helps them grow in confidence, fosters teamwork, gives a sense of accomplishment, helps shape self-confidence, and provides a safe social setting for long-lasting friendships to be made.

“Music is also a crucial part of our cultural identity, both in individual communities and on a global scale.”

The concerts will take place every day this week from Tuesday 23 at 7pm at Victoria Hall, Sheffield.

Tickets can be found at: Events | Sheffield Music Hub