Music exchange : Ecole de Musique visit: April-May 2018

Music Exchange: Ecole de Musique visit : Friday 27th April 2018

We are organising a planned visit to Newtown by Ecole de musique Les Herbiers in April from Friday 27th April 2018 until Tuesday 1st May 2018.

Please note that the party will be arriving in two coaches.  The Musicians coach will be arriving at 5.00pm on Friday 27th April and will be departing at 9.00am on Monday 30th April.  This coach contains all the musicians and staff from the Ecole de musique Ville des Herbiers.  The party comprises 5 Tutors; 30 adult musicians 22 Young musicians and the Les Herbiers Twinning Committee past President and his wife, 57 in total.

The Twinning Committee coach will also arrive on Friday 27thApril and will depart early morning on Tuesday 1st May. This coach contains all the Les Herbiers Twinning Committee members and accompanying adults from our twin town Les Herbiers, 50 in total.

Newtown Twinning Committee has been working with Montgomeryshire Youth Music, Michelle Martin and Sue Phillips along with Sarah Koffer of North Powys Youth Band, Greg Jenkins of Newtown High School and Ecole de musique Les Herbiers to organise this joint weekend of music.  Many other local musical organisations have been lending their support and will also be contributing to the performances.

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to host all the visiting YOUNG MUSICIANS and the LES HERBIERS TWINNING PARTY.  However we are still asking for help from local musicians to host ADULT MUSICIANS between the ages of 29 to 75. If you are keen to get involved in the project please contact NTA:

Flyer Music Adults


01. Information for Hosts of Music Party coach 1
02. Information for Hosts of Twinning Party Coach 2
03. Activities arranged for Twinning Coach 2 party
04. Activities arranged for Twinning Coach 2 party French version
05. Twinning Visit Music Rehearsals Programme Sat and Sun
06. Draft Programme for Saturday Musical Evening
07. The Main Programme for Sunday Evening Concert
08. French musical schedules Sat and Sun
09. Itinerary
10. Guide To Newtown-French Version

WALKS Documents:

01 – Itinerary & Instructions For The Walks
02 – Saturday Walk-Bishops Moat-Factsheet & Map
03 – Sunday Walk-Dolforwyn Castle-Factsheet & Map













Seren Hafren Newspaper article

Many thanks to the County Times for their support in promoting our Twinning Music Festival in April this year and our Annual St David’s Day Dinner.

Please visit: for full details of the event.

If you are interested in hosting adult French musicians for this event please visit:

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