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Monday, July 11, 2011

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra Gets International Recognition

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra putting the province on the map with a win at an international music festival in Vienna, Austria.

Sixty-eight aspiring musicians spent the last two weeks overseas and brought home their division title with a score of "outstanding."

Viola player Thomas Littlewood tells CHSJ News they were the only Canadian orchestra competing at the festival and the members were over the moon when they learned about their win.

Littlewood says the orchestra began preparing for the festival last October, rehearsing almost daily on their own and coming together one weekend a month to practice together.
He adds winning a prize of this magnitude brings international recognition to both the country and the province.