LARS: giving talented young singers and musicians diverse staging opportunities. raising their profile, while guiding them responsibly on their journey.
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LARS during lockdown
As is evident to us all by now, we have had to cancel all plans for any events. We’re still not sure as to when we can resume our planning, but we are certainly thinking on terms of some time from next Spring onwards – that’s as things stand now.
But. And there is a but! New circumstances have given us new challenges and new opportunities to be creative. The NHS video showed that clearly. It had an overwhelming response. To follow that, we now have a series of six virtual concerts to release online. LARS young stars have been busy over the last few weeks recording songs to entertain and delight us, under the expert guidance of one of our Musical Advisors, Andy Pike
The six concerts will be released once a week, starting this Sunday at 6 pm. It will be available on Facebook, YouTube and this website.
This is an exciting development. The events might have stopped but the music goes on!
LARS Recognition and Award Programmes
Having now been around for 6 years, LARS now considers it to be the right time to recognise, reward and award its members. LARS already has a Bursary recognition scheme, but now 3 new categories of recognition have been created, as a way of showing appreciation to those who have helped LARS achieve its considerable success during this period.
This represents the highest accolade that LARS can bestow on a member and is a lifetime title of honour.
It is bestowed upon individuals in recognition of their merits and achievement, something special they have succeeded in doing, which required considerable effort, commitment, consistency and hard work, over an extended period of time, and it’s an award that will be rarely given.
Board of Trustees Volunteer Recognition Award
This award is to give special recognition to those who have undertaken work in support of LARS showing excellence in their particular field of expertise over an extended period. The award recognises an exceptional level of time and commitment unfailing in support of LARS. Mavis Anderson is the first recipient of this award.
This is a recognition for past LARS performers who are progressing to a professional singing or musical career, in recognition of their contribution to LARS and their successful transition to the next stage of their performing careers. Recipients will be announced soon.
Friends of LARS Bursary Award
LARS have been awarding their bursary for some years already. This is an amount of money given to a LARS member to support their studies and further develop their musical talents,
funded by the financial support and fund-raising events of the Friends
Bursaries are made available annually to those who successfully meet the eligibility criteria. This year LARS awarded bursaries to 8 of its members, totalling £3,000.
Furthermore, it facilitates the St Elli Masonic Lodge Music Bursary, Cronfa’r Utgorn Music Bursary and the Llanelli Grammar School Boys and Graig Former Pupils Music Bursary.