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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 £8 in advance, £10 on the door.


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