NORTHERN BALLET THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Music Director: John Pryce-Jones

West Park Centre, Spen Lane, Leeds, LS16 5BE

Telephone: 0113 274 5355
Fax: 0113 274 5381

Web: www.nbt.co.uk
Email: barry.collarbone@nbtdance.demon.co.uk

Since its inception, Northern Ballet Theatre has developed the provision for its productions from taped music, and the occasional use of chamber ensembles and ad hoc orchestras, to its orchestra of 22-30 musicians.

As part of the company's development, in 1993 Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra expanded to form a concert orchestra to give performances which aim to be as exciting, entertaining and excellent as those of the ballet company. In addition the orchestra is developing an active education and outreach programme.

Yorkshire and Humberside Arts has recognised the important rôle the orchestra can play in the community by including it in its list of Musicians in Residence for the 1995/96 season. Yorkshire and Humberside Arts has continued this inclusion into the 1996/97 season.

In April 1995 the orchestra made its first recording for the highly successful Naxos label. The CD, released in Autumn 1995, features concert suites from Philip Feeney's Cinderella, Carl Davis' A Christmas Carol, and Dominic Muldowney's The Brontës.
A second CD on the Naxos label, featuring music for NBT's forthcoming production of Dracula (World Première 16 Sept. 1996), by Philip Feeney, is due for release during the Autumn 1996. Both CD's were made possible through funding from the Halifax Building Society and National Heritage Pairing Scheme Awards.

Recent concerts include appearences at Huddersfield Town Hall, as part of the Kirklees International Orchestral season, and a performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with the Halifax Choral Society, a special Gala Concert in Chester Cathedral and a VJ Celebratory Concert in Roundhay Park, Leeds, for Leeds Leisure services.

For more information about the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra contact:

Barry Collarbone, Orchestra & Concerts Manager, Tel: 0113 274 5355

For more information about Northern Ballet Theatre performances contact:

Anna M.D.Izza, Press & PR Manager, Tel: 01422 380420


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