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On Saturday, 7th July, head to Old Mill Hall in Grove to enjoy a performance by star musician Jeremy Salter

Jeremy Salter has had a long association with Wantage Orchestra. Although now primarily a flautist, Wantage-born Jeremy started on the piano at the age of seven. He later took up violin, oboe and flute before settling on flute as a student at the University of Manchester.

After graduating in 2015, Jeremy stayed in the city to complete a Masters in flute performance at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music. Jeremy was delighted to be offered the opportunity to work for leading music for health organisation LIME, bringing music to the paediatric wards of Manchester Children’s Hospital for patients and carers. Last year he participated in Adages, an Arts Council-funded oratorio composed by Holly Marland and inspired by the musical creations and experiences of those living with dementia. Jeremy was recently appointed a house assistant at Chetham’s School of Music and enjoys teaching all ages.

Wantage Orchestra was founded in February 1977 to provide an opportunity for local musicians, including children, to play together. They rehearse on Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm during term time, at King Alfred’s Sports and Community College West site, OX12 9DU. New players are welcome and the group normally gives three concerts a year.

On Saturday, 7th July, 7.30-9.30pm, at Old Mill Hall in Grove, Jeremy will perform a programme including Suppe’s Overture Poet & Peasant, Ibert’s Flute concerto (solo) and Brahms’ Symphony no. 2. Please visit www.wantageorchestra.org.uk