Classic Ibiza have demonstrated that a collaboration between traditional ‘classical’ instrumental and contemporary popular styles of music can provide an exciting and invigorating concert. To support the development of orchestral opportunities across the county, the Classic Ibiza project will provide an opportunity for pupils to develop their musical skills under the guidance of Stephen Hussey, MD of Urban Soul Orchestra – the ensemble behind the hugely successful Classic Ibiza concert programme.

This initiative is open to all musicians playing at Grade 5 standard or above on the following instruments:

Clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, orchestral percussion, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello and double bass.

Greshfest 22

The project will culminate at ‘Greshfest 22’ on Saturday 18th June 2022 at Gresham’s Theatre in the Woods with a stunning evening performance of young Norfolk musicians and the Urban Soul Orchestra providing an uplifting collection of material.

All resources including music and backing tracks will be sent to you directly to practice before the rehearsals. All rehearsals will be held at Gresham’s Auden Theatre and have been specially arranged by both Stephen of Urban Soul Orchestra and students. Families are welcome to sit in on the rehearsals at Greshams.

Greshfest is a weekend of live music, also featuring the Greshfest Arena where families can enjoy Norfolk’s finest street food vendors, entertainment, circus rides and games, Aspiring Artists Stage and much more!

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Registration and tickets

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to be involved in a world-class project working alongside not only fellow students from across the county, but also with the Urban Soul Orchestra Musicians and Musical Director. Places are therefore limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

If you would like to take up this opportunity, please sign up below and complete the form in full.

Please register here

Students taking part that are signed up for Norfolk Music Hub Ensembles will be covered by the Music Service BOPA. Students that would like to take part externally will need to apply for their own BOPA through Norfolk County Council or through their own ensemble organisation.

Tickets for the event itself on the 18th June can be purchased from


So that you can maximise the opportunity it is important that you can attend the entire rehearsal schedule below:

Saturday 21st May 2022
12.00-17.00 Full Rehearsal

Wednesday 8th June 2022
17:30 – 19.00 Full Rehearsal

Wednesday 15th June 2022
17:30 – 19.00 Full Rehearsal

Saturday 18th June 2022
12.30-21.00 Rehearsal, sound check and culmination performance at Greshfest

A detailed breakdown is outlined below:

Saturday 21st May 2022 – group rehearsal (instrumental and vocal)

Auden Theatre to rehearse parts and offer CPD for ensemble directors

  •  11:30 Arrival & Registration
  • 12:00 Welcome, Performance project launch
  • 12:15 Woodwind, String, Brass, Percussion, Vocal Sectionals
  • 13:30 Break
  • 13:45 Tutti
  • 15:45 Break
  • 16:00 Tutti
  • 17:00 End

18th June 2022 – concert day

  • 10:00 USO Soundcheck
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:45 Arrival & Registration
  • 13:00 Tutti Rehearsal & Soundcheck in TITW (Inclement weather in Auden)
  • 14:30 Break
  • 14:45 Tutti Rehearsal & Soundcheck in TITW
  • 16:15 Break
  • 17:00 Supper
  • 18:30 Performance
    • 40 mins 1st half
    • 20 min interval
    • 1 hour 15 min USO Set
  • 20:45 Finish

Set list

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