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Prepare For Lift Off :


In 2019 Farnham Festival mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.


24th - 28th of March



The 2019 festival will celebrate 50 years since one small step, a step so marvellous that 600 million people tuned in to watch.


Putting man on the moon was an unprecedented engineering, scientific, and political achievement. It changed the world and sparked an interest in science and space that would go on to effect generations to come.


Keep checking back here as we tease you with what’s to come in 2019 over the next few months.

"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

Sunday 24th March – Launchpad


Jazz Café – the exciting opening to this year’s Festival is an informal late afternoon concert, featuring jazz groups from the local area, including More House School and Farnham Music and Drama.



Monday 25th March – Countdown


5pm – This exciting concert will include performances from pupils at The Abbey and Ridgway Schools, plus Surrey Arts’ Just So Singers and the Alton-based, Luminosa Young Voices.


7:30pm – Instrumental concert

Our second concert of the day will feature a previous Festival commission, “How the Stars Were Made”, performed by young musicians from Lord Wandsworth College, as well as a full orchestra made up of players from local secondary schools, whose programme will include Holst’s The Planets and Pirates of the Carribean.



Tuesday 26th March – Lift off


7:30pm – An evening of Rock & Pop

A new inclusion in this year’s Festival, Tuesday’s concert will involve rock and pop groups as well as singer / songwriters who have been working on their own material to be performed this evening.



Wednesday 27th March – Orbit


5pm – Starship Silver Grey

The first of two performances involving pupils from the local Infant schools, this musical adventure tells of a child’s travels in space, meeting robots and aliens along the way.


7:30pm – Footprints on the Moon

Our KS2 choir will recount the story of the first lunar landings, through song and narration, followed by performances from a variety of small chamber groups.

We will also hear the world premiere of Melanie Thorne’s composition for woodwind ensemble – Beyond the Stars, written especially for our Festival.



Thursday 28th March – Touchdown


5pm – Starship Silver Grey

The second performance involving our youngest participants.


7:30pm – Footprints on the Moon

After the final performance from our older primary pupils, there will be the opportunity to hear vocal groups and choirs from local secondary schools before the Festival ends with the second of this year’s commissions, a piece written by Elizabeth Winters and performed by singers from Weydon, Heath End, The Abbey and Ridgway Schools.





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