GBRT & Our Sponsors
Established in 2004, GBRT started its activities by bringing some of Europe’s leading classical musicians to perform in Market Harborough, Leicestershire where every penny profit raised was given to local young musicians who could not afford instrumental lessons.
More than a decade later, the Trust is now a registered music charity providing over 250 events per year equating to over 600 hours of music-related activities for the benefit of residents in South Leicestershire and North Northamptonshire. The Trust believes in making access to music barrier-free including keeping the cost of event tickets to a minimum, no auditions to any of its choirs and ensembles and a fully all-inclusive approach to each and every one of its activities.
Our aim is simply defined as: Music development, appreciation and participation for all.
The proven visible, positive impact that music has on the lives of young and old alike, extends to building confidence, communication and discipline, increasing co-ordination and encouraging social relationships between individuals and groups of all ages. The Trust continually strives to encourage personal development by using music in all its forms.
Areas of Activity
Our activity divides into three key areas:
GBRT’s commitment to music development is not just financial either. The Trust runs a range of Instrumental and Vocal Workshops, Ensemble Workshops, Improvisation Workshops and is planning to add to these by introducing activities including Music Therapy Workshops and Teacher Workshops.
The annual GBRT Junior X Factor competition is the largest and most established talent competition in the area. The heats and finals provide the opportunity for positive feedback from professional musicians and the opportunity to perform on stage to packed audiences. Entry and tickets to the finals are completely free and each participant receives written feedback on their heat audition of ways to further improve. This fast growing competition regularly receives amazing feedback from participants and audience alike.
Continuing Our Growth
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