Manger Folkehøgskole visits the University

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:24:00 BST

Manger Folkehøgskole

The Manger Folkehøgskole came to the university to watch the fantastic James Fountain (Principal Trumpet with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) perform a concert recital for our students and the public.

Grethe Tonheim, who is head of music at Manger Folkehøgskole said ‘I just wanted to say a big thank you for letting us be here and inviting us almost every year. This is our third trip to the University of Huddersfield and it is a fantastic university. The last time we were here we did a joint visit in the town centre which was great.’

Henning Anundsen, who is s a cornet player and conducted the last concert when the band visited and played with the university brass band said ‘we were very lucky to listen to James play today and give his master class.’

‘In the last few years on their annual trip to the UK to gain experience with brass bands we have this relationship where one day of that week they come and visit us sometimes they play but today worked out really nicely from our point of view of being able to listen to James Fountain and his fabulous performance’ said Phillip McCann who has been friends with the group for a number of years.

Margie Sutherland Antrobus, who was the conductor on the trip with the school’s band plays music with Manger which is one of the top 4 brass bands in Norway. ‘We have been really lucky to come here and listen to this recital today with James Fountain, thank you so much for having us’ said Maggie.  

Manger Folkehøgskole is a secular school in Norway with 4 courses of study to choose from such as The Brass band Course, The Music Production Course, The Band Course and The Vocal Course.

The band hopes to return next year to play a shared concert with the University of Huddersfield Brass Band. You can watch the full interview here

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