Coming soon to St John’s, King’s Chamber Orchestra

Concerts Friday 22nd November 2013 at St John’s Church

Click here to book 4.30pm Family Concert tickets online.

Click here to book 8pm Evening Concert tickets online.

KCO tiled photosLed by Gerard Le Feuvre, King’s Chamber Orchestra are a professional chamber orchestra who tour extensively.

This year the Kings Chamber Orchestra’s Winter Tour is more far-reaching than ever, with concerts from Swanage to Nottingham, Jersey to Birkenhead, and with 12 regional venues in total. The orchestra gave a hugely successful sell-out performance of a new programme entitled “Night at the Movies” in the St Paul’s Jubilee Festival in Jersey in 2012 and this year King’s Chamber Orchestra have decided to bring that programme on tour.

The programme features a half-hour silent comedy from 1916 by Charlie Chaplin, with live music from an original 1920s film score library owned by the orchestra. During the first half of the concert the orchestra brings more contemporary film themes with a quiz and much fun and pathos. Gerard Le Feuvre brings to all the orchestra’s programmes a unique lightness and depth in his presentations and the orchestra has developed a tremendous following wherever they have established regular concerts. Most of King’s Chamber Orchestra’s concerts in 2012 were sold out, so please get tickets early!

8pm Evening Concert, Friday 22nd November 2013 at St John’s Church – “A Night at the Movies” – featuring music from the movies and a short Charlie Chaplin silent movie with live accompaniment by the King’s Chamber Orchestra. The music will include works by composers such as Puccini, Bach, Boccherini, Bernstein and others.

Click here to book Evening Concert tickets online.

Wherever the Kings Chamber Orchestra go they give daytime concerts for children and young families. This year, accompanying the film night, the orchestra are pleased to present a family programme called “The Great Race”. This programme is a hilarious romp through all sorts of musical genres, tracing music associated with cars, horses, and anything that races. There will be lots of interaction and chance for participation as well as an outrageous, fun racing finale. The family concert is designed for all families young at heart and everyone is encouraged to bring a teddy.

4.30pm Family Concert, Friday 22nd November 2013 at St John’s Church – “The Great Race” – a seasonal, interactive, hilarious musical extravaganza! Don’t forget to bring a Teddy!

Click here to book Family Concert tickets online.

“This outstanding professional orchestra gives the most original and exciting children`s concerts I have ever heard. Relaxed and informal, its imaginative programming is brilliantly presented – the “DIY” conducting was a real hit with my two children and they loved the way the musicians walked through the audience too. Way better than anything I have seen in Central London – a treat for the adults too!” Helen Mansfield, Producer, BBC TV Classical Music

Watch this video for a visual introduction to the King’s Chamber Orchestra:

Always high quality and great fun this is a wonderful evangelistic opportunity and will be enjoyed by all.

Some quotes from other audiences:

“It was an unforgettable experience, and quite apart from the musical excellence we were powerfully impacted by warmth, peace and joy”
“I don’t think I have ever been in a concert before where the music has been so special it has been impossible to clap.”
“We have not had such a great family outing out, probably ever, as when we came to the King’s Chamber Orchestra”
“Truly moving and uplifting”
“The mixture of classical music, musical narrative, fun and nonsense, combined with the serious purpose, was magical.”
“Children from as young as a few months old, right up to teenagers were just totally absorbed by the music and the fun and humour.”

For more information on the King’s Chamber Orchestra visit their website.

8th Oct 2013 Posted in: News by Fran Varley 0

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