Press Release: Christmas Extravaganza Swoops into Newport Centre

November 17th, 2015 by Emma Archer

Christmas Extravaganza Swoops into Newport Centre

Image Christmas Extravaganza 2014The Rotary Club of Newport and Gwent Music present a Christmas concert for Newport with surprise special festive guests!

On Sunday 13th December at 17:30, Newport Centre will host a Christmas concert performed by Gwent Music and supported by the South Wales Argus, Newport City Council and the Rotary Club of St Woolos, Newport.

A special selection of musical delights including seasonal film favourites and festive choices will be performed by students of Gwent Music who are already busily rehearsing.  Newport Music Centre’s Wind Band, Big Band, Isca Linea String Orchestra, Greater Gwent Youth Orchestra and a massed choir will all be performing so the concert promises to be full of the young talent that the organisation teaches and encourages in its classes and group meetings.

For Gwent Music, this evening is the culmination of each of its events leading up to Christmas.  It is annually booked to perform festive favourites in shopping centres and for other public appearances around South East Wales.  Additionally, its Music Centres – where Gwent Music students gather together on a weekly basis to meet, practice and innovate new styles and ensembles – each have their own individual Christmas concerts where parents, carers, relatives and local communities witness the students’ progress first hand.

Prior to the concert, Gwent Music will be running a competition to win a term’s worth of music tuition.  Christmas Cards will be distributed to pupils who will be encouraged to write a Christmas Message to Gwent Music on the website and a winner will be randomly selected and announced during the interval of the Christmas Extravaganza.

The Rotary Club of St Woolos, Newport and Gwent Music have produced their Christmas Extravaganza for 29 years and this year promises to be even more exciting as it will also feature special surprise festive guest appearances.  Tickets are £7 each or a package of four for £25 and are available online or from the Newport Centre box office on 01633 656757.

Head of Gwent Music, Emma Archer said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be producing this concert once more with our great friends and supporters the Rotary Club of St Woolos, Newport.  The evening promises to be exceptionally festive and a great way to end a brilliant term’s work.  Our students are so committed to practising and their parents or carers are incredibly supportive with ferrying to and fro.  It is always a real joy to see the sense of achievement and happiness that comes from this performance and I can’t wait to see it!”

Howard Sully, President of the Rotary Club of St Woolos, Newport said

“We have always been very pleased and proud to support this exceptional event, and I know that our members look forward to it every year as it has always been a memorable concert which marks the beginning of the Christmas period.   We admire the tenacity and dedication of all the students, teachers, parents and carers who help make this happen and immensely grateful for the support we receive from the South Wales Argus.   At Rotary, we always endeavour to support our local community and those who are in need overseas.”


About Gwent Music

Gwent Music currently operates around South East Wales in Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.  It exists to provide a complete range of music tuition and music services which meet the needs and aspirations of all pupils, educational establishments and local communities.  Gwent Music is committed to ensuring that every child in every authority it serves has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, learn to sing, make music with others and have an opportunity to progress to the next level of excellence.  Gwent Music is nationally recognised as one of the top music services in the UK for standards achieved by students individually and collectively plus its range of opportunities afforded to a wide range of students.


About The Rotary Club of St Woolos, Newport

Our Club is one of 33,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide in over 200 countries with a membership of over 1.2 million people.   Internationally our Club supports many projects from eradicating Polio to sending material support to devastated areas in the world.   Locally we undertake many projects which include supporting St David’s Foundation, sponsoring young people from local schools to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership programme, and we join together with other local Rotary Clubs to send around 700 special needs children for a day at the seaside.


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