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 6pm – Launchpad
Informal jazz gig, featuring groups from;
More House, Farnham Music and Drama, Alton 6th Form, All Hallows and The Sixth Form College, Farnborough.
Monday 25th March, 5pm – Young Voices
Early evening concert, welcoming back the Alton-based Luminosa Young Voices and The Ridgway Sign and Sing Choir, who will perform, What A Wonderful World.
The Surrey Arts choir - Just So Singers – will finish the concert with Space Cantata, which will include narration and audience participation
7:30pm – Symphony and Song
Varied programme of instrumental and vocal music, including More House Brass and Choir, singing Starman and Life on Mars, Lord Wandsworth Junior Choir and String group performing Fly me to The Moon and the Farnham Festival orchestra, who will perform Pirates of the Caribbean.
Tuesday 26th March, 7:30 – Rock & Pop
A new inclusion for this year’s Festival, Tuesday’s concert will feature local rock and pop groups, as well as individual singers, performing a variety of contemporary music.
Wednesday 27th March –Infant Schools Concerts
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, 7:30 – Madrigals to Musicals
An exciting end to the Festival, with excerpts from Our House, The Musical performed by students from FMD, plus vocal music from pupils of Lord Wandsworth College and finishing with the world premiere of
Queen of Night, written by local composer Elizabeth Winters and sung by choirs from Weydon and Heath End Schools.
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