Ward Goodman supporting local arts festival

August 2, 2018

Ward Goodman are proud to be sponsoring The Wessex Festival 2018.

The Wessex Festival 2018 will take place from Thursday 9 August to Sunday 12 August in venues in Wimborne Minster and Lytchett Minster, bringing together choral singers, instrumentalists, young musicians and professional performers.

Taking the theme of ‘War and Peace’, many of the events in the 2018 Festival will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. It will also commemorates composer Sir Hubert Parry, in the 100th anniversary year of his death.

The resident choir, The Festival Singers, is assembled from choral singers across Dorset and beyond.

Highlights of the four day festival include :-

Thursday 9 August 2018
10am  Festival Singers Rehearsal (Gainsford Theatre)
1pm  Young Musician Recital 1: Ethan Bodman and Sally Aiko Dando (Gainsford Theatre)
2pm Festival Singers Rehearsal (Gainsford Theatre)
6pm Picnic in the park (Gainsford Theatre)
7.30pm Gala Cabaret: The Leading Ladies (Gainsford Theatre)

Friday 10 August 2018
10am Composers Showcase (Wimborne Methodist Church)
1pm Organ Recital: John Challenger (Wimborne Minster)
2pm Festival Singers Rehearsal (Wimborne Minster)
7.30pm Festival Singers & Orchestra Concert: ‘War and Peace’ (Wimborne Minster)

Saturday 11 August 2018
10am  Festival Singers Rehearsal (Gainsford Theatre)
1pm  Young Musician Recital 2: Kate Simpson and Taegan White (Gainsford Theatre)
2.30pm Singing Workshop: Sarah Pring (Gainsford Theatre)
5.15pm Wessex Peace: Tim Laycock (CJs, Lytchett Minster Church)
7.30pm The Orlando Singers: ‘In terra pax’ (Lytchett Minster Church)

Sunday 12 August 2018
10am Festival Singers Rehearsal (Wimborne Methodist Church)
11.15am Choral Mattins (Wimborne Minster)
3.30pm Festival Singers Rehearsal (Wimborne Minster)
6.30pm Choral Evensong (Wimborne Minster)

For tickets and further information, please visit The Wessex Festival 2018 website.

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