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Dancing notes and frantic fingers

posted 6 Jun 2017, 09:50 by Amanda Williams
  Our local community orchestra, The Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra are all set to present their summer concert “Dancing Notes” on Saturday 1st July at 7.30pm at The Minster Church of St. Denys, Church Street, Warminster.

The musicians are looking forward to performing the Carnival of the Animals with two pianists, some jolly show tunes from Gilbert & Sullivan's Pineapple Poll, Dance of the Hours by Ponchielli and Delibes' Sylvia; a real mixture of works for a light, easy-going and entertaining concert. 

“Carnival of the Animals is a really accessible and exciting piece. During our rehearsals, we have enjoyed some fantastic moments and the orchestra are really delighted to perform this work. The added interest of dueting, or should that be duelling pianos, performing very well known melodies shall certainly add to the success of the evening” comments the orchestra’s founder and conductor Amanda Williams.

This is the orchestra’s 25th concert since the group’s formation in 2004, proudly boasting a sum of over £23,500 donated to local charities. This concert will be no different with the Warminster Branch of Cancer Research benefiting from the ticket sales, refreshments and raffle monies raised during the evening. Amanda Williams was the recipient of the Warminster Town Council’s Civic Award 2016 in recognition of her work within the community.

“Cancer has sadly brushed yet more of our members and their families and it seems fitting to once again support this cause as a mark of respect, support and comfort to our musical family. I am sure with the national statistic of one in every two people being affected by Cancer in their lifetime people will agree with our choice.”

The orchestra would really appreciate your support on the evening and look forward to sharing a Pimms with you!

Tickets can be purchased via, call 01985 216376 or available on the door £8 full / £7 concessions.


For further information please contact Amanda Williams on, telephone 01985 216376 or email


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