The James Langley Memorial Trust
(Registered Charity No. 1045160)
The James Langley Memorial Trust (JLMT) was conceived by the Langley family in the days following James’ unexpected death in July 1994.
James Langley’s professional commitments were as a senior BBC music producer, brass band competition adjudicator, and Trinity College music examiner, but it is the remarkable unbroken period of 38 years that he freely devoted to the Midland Youth Orchestra (MYO) that the trust is set up to celebrate. From the orchestra’s formation in 1956 right up to the moment of his brief illness, James Langley was continuously at the service of the MYO, first as a horn player, then Associate Conductor, Conductor and, ultimately, its outstanding Music Director for so many years.
It is therefore absolutely fitting that James Langley’s memorial should be a Trust Fund which has been established to give financial assistance to advance the musical training of the most talented and deserving members of the Midland Youth Orchestra and, from 2005 onwards, the new CBSO Youth Orchestra.
Pictured above is the 2003 recipient, Hannah Mosley, accepting her award from the former Chairman of the JLMT, Beryl Langley, at the Midland Youth Orchestra’s concert on 8th March 2003 in the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham.
The JLMT now has a dedicated website here so please do visit it to discover more about the Trust.
Also, if you are a current member of the CBSO Youth Orchestra and are interested in applying for financial assistance from the JLMT, you can download an application form from the above website.