2017 Programme

 

 

Friday, 28th April 2017

7:00pm Flight Brigade  

St Peter's Church, West Liss  GU33 6JY

Now a firm favourite at these festivals, Flight Brigade was founded by two musical families from Liss and has toured the nation and the continent, including appearances at Glastonbury and other famous events.  Here they are again, on home ground with an acoustic set of their favourite songs and instrumentals.  

Saturday, 29th April 2017

2:00pm  Official Opening Promenade

The Triangle Centre, Liss GU33 7DX

Liss Band will play a lively and entertaining set on the green outside the Triangle Centre, or indoors if wet.

FREE

Saturday, 29th April 2017

3:00pm to 4:00pm  Brass Players' Workshop

The Triangle Centre, Liss GU33 7DX

Liss Band will host this opportunity for brass players of any age or ability to discover some new music and the thrills of playing in a larger band.

Saturday, 29th April 2017

7:30pm Swing and Dance to the Havant Clarinet and Saxophone Band and the Joel Knee Jazz Combo

St Mary's Church, Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ

We're clearing out the pews and all the formalities for a swinging evening of lively music and the chance to dance as the 'Spirit of Music' takes you! 

Sunday, 30th April 2017

3:00pm Mozart with Cream Tea

St Peter's Church, West Liss  GU33 6JY

At this delightful country church, the Rotherhurst String Quartet will entertain you with a rich and varied programme including Mozart's famous 'Hunt' quartet and Mendelssohn's well-known quartet in E Flat, as you nibble your scones and sip your tea. What better way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon?

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

7:00pm Baroque Performance Workshop

St Mary's Church, Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ

A practical introduction for able string players and professionals who would like to include aspects of historical style in their playing.

Friday, 5th May 2017

7:30pm John Bridcut's film: 'Requiem'

The Triangle Centre, Liss  GU33 7DX

In 'Requiem', Liss resident and film-maker John Bridcut explores the significance and history of one of the oldest musical forms, from plainsong to Penderecki, and discusses its enduring appeal with some of its greatest exponents.   The great Requiems of Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi and Fauré have been rooted in the Latin requiem mass of the Roman Catholic Church.  But now, thanks to Brahms and Britten, the Requiem has spread into other Christian traditions, producing some of the finest classical music ever written. 
A production by Bulb Films and Crux Productions, originally shown on BBC Television.   John Bridcut's most recent film is The Genius of the Mad King, shown in January on BBC Two.  Last year he produced Elizabeth at 90 – A Family Tribute for the Queen’s landmark birthday, and Europe: Them or Us, a two-part documentary presented by Nick Robinson at the start of the referendum campaign. 

There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience at the end.

Saturday, 6th May 2017

10:00am Children's Strings Workshop

St Mary's Church, Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ

Join in with the Young SouthDowns Strings to prepare an item for the Family Concert on Sunday 7th May.

Saturday, 6th May 2017

11:00am The Joy of Singing:  Workshop

St Mary's Church, Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ

Come and sing some fun songs!  No previous experience or music-reading ability is required.  Just come to enjoy yourself.

Saturday, 6th May 2017

3:00pm  Chamber Concert: Bach and the Divine

St Peter's Church, Petersfield  GU32 3HS

Featuring Mikhail Lezdkan, Sara Deborah Struntz, Dorry Macaulay and Helena Moore, this concert will include extracts from Bach'sArt of the Fugue and his 'Cello Suites, together with music to link to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation. An enlightening and vibrant historical narrative will be given by BBC Radio 3 producer Piers Burton-Page.

Saturday, 6th May 2017

7:30pm  The Petersfield Choir and SouthDowns Camerata: Choral Concert

St Peter's Church, Petersfield  GU32 3HS

The 35-strong choir, a permanent favourite in Petersfield, will be accompanied by the SouthDowns Camerata in Mozart's dramatic Requiem, his last and arguably most popular work.   Continuing the Lutheran Reformation theme, the Camerata and Choir will perform a Cantata by Bach.  Hear also two premieres: by Dr Alessandro Timossi (senior lecturer at Guildhall School of Music) and Joel Knee (studying jazz trombone at Royal School of Music).  This promises to be an unmissable and stunning combination!

Sunday, 7th May 2017

4:00pm  Family Concert: The SouthDowns Camerata and friends.

St Mary's Church, Station Road, Liss GU33 7AQ

In their ever popular family-friendly orchestral concert, the SouthDowns Camerata team up with guitar virtuoso Amanda Cook and Liss Forest Ballet School for a magical afternoon including Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto, Albeniz’ Tango, Telemann’s Burlesque Overture, and an original piece by Liss’ music children, arranged by Dorry Macaulay for the Young SouthDowns Strings.  Once again, we aim to provide something for everybody.  These concerts are always very well attended, so please arrive early!

© 2017 by The Spirit of Music Festival

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