9:00am Wednesday 7th March 2012
By Warwick Payne
FOUNDATION Music, based at the University of Winchester, has revealed its spring programme.
It starts on Friday, March 23 at 7pm in The Chapel on the university’s Sparkford Road campus.
Entitled Excellence Awardees Recital, it is a chance to hear from eight of the group’s upcoming singers.
Four days later at 7.30pm, the group will join Southern Sinfonia, The King Alfred Singers and schools from the Test Valley at Winchester Cathedral.
Organised by Hampshire Music Service, around 300 young singers will perform as part of the run-up to the Olympic Games.
Then on Saturday, March 31, the gym at the Sparkford Road campus will welcome several choirs along with the Inertia Orchestra.
Foundation Music is then planning a showcase at the university’s West Downs Centre at 7.45pm on Tuesday, April 3.
It will be followed by a show entitled Sing Our Hearts Out at the same venue. Performances will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 19 and 2.30pm on Sunday, May 20.
Then at 7pm on Tuesday, May 22, Something Wicked This Way Comes will be performed in the Stripe on the university’s main campus.
It will feature haunting music by Cantatus choir featuring a semi-staged production of Joseph Horovitz’s Horrortorio.
Two performances are then planned as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.
One will take place at Winchester Guildhall at 7pm on Saturday, June 2. The other will be an al fresco show in The Broadway the following afternoon.
For more details about the shows including entry prices email Foundation.Music@winchester.ac.uk or call 01962 827466.
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