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Musical festivities from local orchestra!

posted 26 Nov 2019, 10:56 by Amanda Williams

“Musical Festivities” is the title of the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas concert this year on Saturday December 14th at 7.30pm to be held at Warminster School, in the new purpose built Thomas Arnold Hall, Church Street, Warminster.

The orchestra always put on a popular, fun and relaxed Christmas concert for all. The audience shall be treated to music from Korngold’s The Sea Hawk through to Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. No Christmas concert is complete without voices and the orchestra are delighted to be joined by Warminster’s Love2Sing choir.

Amanda Williams, founder and conductor of the orchestra comments “As per our long-standing tradition, we shall be inviting the audience to join us for a good old sing along carol fest. We look forward to raising the roof of the purpose built Thomas Arnold Hall as we get into the festive spirit. With stunning acoustics and a cosy atmosphere we shall be fully equipped for a memorable evening of community music making.”

“I believe that classical music should be fun and accessible to everybody. Firstly, we especially wish to reach out to non-classical concert goers and young people. Classical music can seem daunting and too serious for some, as Warminster’s community orchestra for local people, we aim to make music approachable and enjoyable to all. As an orchestra we continually welcome musicians of all ages and skill to come and have a go in an informal, social atmosphere. The fact that many of the musicians shall be sporting reindeer antlers and flashing earrings should prove we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re even inviting the audience to come in seasonal dress!” 

The orchestra is keen to support people who can’t easily leave the home, offering a free ticket to anyone who is accompanying a client (in a caring capacity), including nursing homes. To arrange, please call Amanda Williams 01985 216376.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01985 216376 and leaving a message or email wiltshiremusicmaking@hotmail.com £8 in advance, £10 on the door.

 

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Stage and Screen musical evening – not to be missed!

posted 5 Jul 2019, 12:29 by Amanda Williams

“Stage and Screen” is the title of the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra’s summer concert this year on Saturday July 13th at 7.30pm to be held at Warminster School, in the new purpose built Thomas Arnold Hall, Church Street, Warminster.

You will recognise every single piece from the evening’s repertoire; waltzing your way through Sleeping Beauty, slumbering under the stars and over the rainbow with Luke Willmore’s Love2Sing choir, clicking your castanets to Carmen, getting your marionettes ready to save the day with the Thunderbirds whilst being seduced by Gabriel’s oboe, completing the Mission Impossible whilst being An American in Paris care of Gershwin!

Amanda Williams, founder and conductor of the orchestra comments Classical music should be fun and accessible to everybody. Firstly, we especially wish to reach out to non-classical concert goers and young people. Classical music can seem daunting and too serious for some, as Warminster’s community orchestra for local people, we aim to make music approachable and enjoyable to all. We continually welcome musicians of all ages and skill to come and have a go in an informal, social atmosphere.”

This is the orchestra’s 29th concert since the group’s formation in 2004, proudly boasting a sum of over £30,000 donated to local charities. This concert will be no different with Dorothy House Hospice benefiting from the ticket sales, refreshments and raffle monies raised during the evening. The orchestra, the Love2Sing choir and Dorothy House Hospice would really appreciate your support on the evening and look forward to sharing a Pimms with you!

The Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra are keen to support people who can’t easily leave the home, offering a free ticket to anyone who is accompanying a client (in a caring capacity), including nursing homes. To arrange, please call Amanda Williams 01985 216376.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01985 216376 and leaving a message or email wiltshiremusicmaking@hotmail.com £8 in advance, £10 on the door.

 

 

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Spring Term 2019 Rehearsals

posted 4 Jan 2019, 11:06 by Amanda Williams

We are all set to commence rehearsals for our forthcoming Spring term on Tuesday 5th February at the West End of The Minster Church of St Denys, Warminster.

As always, new and returning faces are always very welcome.

The charity we shall be supporting this concert shall be Dorothy House hospice.

The full list of dates is under the rehearsals tab.

Jingle Spells cast for a Wicked Concert!

posted 21 Nov 2018, 06:01 by Amanda Williams

 “Jingle Spells” is the title of the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas concert this year on Saturday December 15th at 7.30pm to be held at Warminster School, in the new purpose built Thomas Arnold Hall, Church Street, Warminster.

 

Plenty of overtures to get the evening underway including Verdi’s The Sicilian Vespers, Strauss’s Gypsy Baron and the very well-known Romeo and Juliet overture by Tchaikovsky. The second half shall open with fun and toe tapping highlights from the hit musical Wicked. The orchestra shall be welcoming Luke Willmore’s Love2Sing choir to perform City of Star’s from La La Land before joining forces to support the audience participation carols with descants and harmonies.  

 

Amanda Williams, founder and conductor of the orchestra comments “As per our long-standing tradition, we shall be inviting the audience to join us for a good old sing along carol fest. We look forward to raising the roof of the purpose built Thomas Arnold Hall as we get into the festive spirit. With stunning acoustics and a cosy atmosphere we shall be fully equipped for a memorable evening of community music making.”

 

“I believe that classical music should be fun and accessible to everybody. Firstly, we especially wish to reach out to non-classical concert goers and young people. Classical music can seem daunting and too serious for some, as Warminster’s community orchestra for local people, we aim to make music approachable and enjoyable to all. As an orchestra we continually welcome musicians of all ages and skill to come and have a go in an informal, social atmosphere. The fact that many of the musicians shall be sporting reindeer antlers and flashing earrings should prove we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re even inviting the audience to come in seasonal dress!” 

 

The orchestra is keen to support people who can’t easily leave the home, offering a free ticket to anyone who is accompanying a client (in a caring capacity), including nursing homes. To arrange, please call Amanda Williams 01985 216376.

 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01985 216376 and leaving a message or email wiltshiremusicmaking@hotmail.com £8 in advance, £10 on the door.

 


Winter Term 2018 Rehearsals commencing soon....September 4th

posted 26 Aug 2018, 08:06 by Amanda Williams

Rehearsals are held on alternate Tuesdays, 1930 to 2130 at The Minster Church of St Denys, Church Street, Warminster. We have weekly rehearsals in the run up to each concert.

Membership costs £25 per season (two seasons a year), either cash or cheque made payable to "The Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra" payable at the beginning of the term.

Confirmed rehearsals for our forthcoming 2018 Christmas concert are as follows:

Sept 4th
Sept 18th
Oct 2nd
Oct 16th
Oct 30th
Nov 13th
Nov 20th
Nov 27th
Dec 4th
Dec 11th

The Christmas concert is on Saturday 15th December 2018 at 7.30pm at The Thomas Arnold Hall within the grounds of Warminster School, Church Street, Warminster.

A Musical Adventure - Sunday 1st July

posted 22 May 2018, 02:03 by Amanda Williams

The Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra are looking forward to guiding you through the stormy seas of the Carribean, moving around to the West Side and landing in America. They hope to make your toes tap during Molly's Reel and delight in the calm of The Banks of Green Willow. An exciting, invigorating and thought provoking mixture of works for a fun, easy going and entertaining concert.

Ticket sales, refreshments and raffle taking all in aid of WHY? We Hear You Cancer Counselling Charity.

Contact Amanda Williams 01985 216376 for tickets and information.

Dates for your diaries - 2018 concerts

posted 21 Feb 2018, 09:28 by Amanda Williams

Summer Concert:

Sunday 1st July

Minster Church, Warminster

7.30pm


Christmas Concert:
Saturday 15th December
Thomas Arnold Hall, Warminster School.
7.30pm

Merry Music for a Merry Christmas

posted 14 Nov 2017, 05:19 by Amanda Williams

  “Merry Music” is the title of the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas concert this year on Saturday December 9th at 7.30pm to be held at The Athenaeum Theatre in the High Street, Warminster.

Trumpet fanfares, trio-ing trombones and recognisable classics shall open the concert this year with classics from Sibelius and Grieg. The concert shall continue with a medley of British Sea Songs complete with a speedy sailor’s hornpipe and rousing Rule Britannia.

Amanda Williams, founder and conductor of the orchestra comments “As per our fourteen year tradition, we shall be welcoming some members of the U3A Singing for Well-Being group to join the orchestra and the audience for a good old sing along carol fest. The musicians and the public have voted for their top five carols this year and we look forward to raising the roof of the Athenaeum as we get into the festive spirit.” 

“We shall be welcoming a new compere this year, Rob Yuill who has attended almost every concert with his young family since the orchestra’s formation in 2004. His wife plays viola in the orchestra and there is rumour that his eldest child Catherine is joining us for the carols with her viola next to Mum. A true family affair! Rob shall be introducing the musical works with his wonderful charismatic charm and fresh approach. Break a leg Rob!”

“I believe that classical music should be fun and accessible to everybody. As an orchestra we welcome people of all ages and skill to come and have a go in an informal, social atmosphere. The fact that many of the musicians will be sporting reindeer antlers and flashing earrings should prove we don’t take ourselves too seriously – we’re even inviting the audience to come in seasonal dress!”   

Tickets can be purchased from the theatre box office on 01985 213891

£8 full / £7 concessions.

For further information please contact Amanda Williams on www.warminsterorchestra.org.uk, telephone 01985 216376 or email wiltshiremusicmaking@hotmail.com

 

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Christmas 2017 Concert - rehearsals confirmed

posted 8 Aug 2017, 05:33 by Amanda Williams

Winter Term Rehearsal Dates 2017

7.30pm-9.30pm at The Minster Church of St Denys, Church Street Warminster.

5th Sept
19th Sept
3rd Oct
17th Oct
31st Oct
7th Nov
14th Nov
21st Nov
28th Nov
5th Dec

Day rehearsal and concert on Saturday 9th December at The Athenaeum theatre.

Competition to win tickets!

posted 12 Jun 2017, 04:24 by Amanda Williams

Competition Time:

#WIN! | It's your chance to win four tickets to our "Dancing Notes" summer concert on Saturday 1st July 2017 and a lovely bottle of prosecco to celebrate! To be in with a chance of winning, Like our page https://www.facebook.com/warminsterorchestra/

comment with the phrase "Supporting community music" and share. We'll announce the winner on Monday 26th June. Good luck! #warminster #warminsterphilharmonic #communitymusic

Over 18s only.



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