A Family Festive Spectacular

17 December 2017 - 3:30 pm

Mote Hall, Maidstone

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A magical musical adventure for the whole family this Christmas. Join Maidstone Wind Symphony for a live performance of the soundtrack to The Snowman to accompany a screening of the film, with 2016 BBC Young Chorister of the Year Edward Hyde.

This family-friendly concert also features music from Polar Express and Home Alone Christmas, plus festive favourites A Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride as well as more traditional pieces by Gabrielli – Sonata Pian’e Forte.

JONATHAN CROWHURST | conductor
EDWARD HYDE | treble

Ticket prices include access to pre-concert workshops.

This concert is kindly supported by Kent County Council and Kent Music.

image © Snowman Enterprises Ltd © Snowman Enterprises Limited "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs is published by Puffin www.thesnowman.com

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Full programme

Polar Express Suite | Ballard and Silvestri arr Brubaker 

The Snowman | Blake 

Sleigh Ride | Anderson 

Sonata Pian’e Forte | Gabrielli

Morning Star | Maslanka

Home Alone Christmas | Williams arr Lavender

In the Bleak Midwinter | Darke

A Christmas Festival | Anderson

Selections from Polar Express | Ballard and Silvestri arr Story

Tickets 

£10 adult 

£8 concessions (12-18 year olds and over 65s)

£5 3-11 year olds

Under 3s free

Unallocated seating

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Pre-concert workshops

1.00pm-1.45pm - Come and Play with MWS

A chance for woodwind, brass and percussion players to play alongside the band's talented musicians in their performance of Sleigh Ride. Free half-hour rehearsal workshop ahead of a performance during the main concert.

Free and exclusive to concert ticket holders. Pre-booking essential. Open to players aged 11 plus of grade 5 standard or above. Children and adults all welcome.

2pm-3pm - Come and Sing with MWS

Join the massed choir that will learn and later perform the Polar Express concert finale with the band. Open to adults and children aged 11 plus. Vocal experience preferable. 

Free and exclusive to concert ticket holders. Pre-booking essential via ticket website.

1.30pm-2.15pm - Kent Music Singing Workshop

A choral workshop led by Kent Music for singers of any ability and aged over 8, without the pressure of a performance. 

Free and exclusive to concert ticket holders. Pre-booking essential via ticket website. Children and adults all welcome.

Drop in sessions pre-concert (no booking required):

  • Kent Music Instrument Try Outs - Have a go on a range of instruments courtesy of Kent Music (1.00pm-3.00pm)
  • Musical Bumps - Pre-school singalong fun with a festive feel (2.30pm-3.15pm)
  • Rhythm Workshop - A fun, interactive percussion and drumming drop in session led by members of the band's percussion section. (2.30pm-3.15pm)

*Workshop programme subject to final confirmation

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A Family Festive Spectacular

A magical musical adventure for the whole family this Christmas. Join Maidstone Wind Symphony for a live performance of the soundtrack to The Snowman to accompany a screening of the film, with 2016 BBC Young Chorister of the Year Edward Hyde.

This family-friendly concert also features music from Polar Express and Home Alone Christmas, plus festive favourites A Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride as well as more traditional pieces by Gabrielli – Sonata Pian’e Forte.

JONATHAN CROWHURST | conductor
EDWARD HYDE | treble

Ticket prices include access to pre-concert workshops.

This concert is kindly supported by Kent County Council and Kent Music.

image © Snowman Enterprises Ltd © Snowman Enterprises Limited "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs is published by Puffin www.thesnowman.com

Buy tickets

Full programme

Polar Express Suite | Ballard and Silvestri arr Brubaker 

The Snowman | Blake 

Sleigh Ride | Anderson 

Sonata Pian’e Forte | Gabrielli

Morning Star | Maslanka

Home Alone Christmas | Williams arr Lavender

In the Bleak Midwinter | Darke

A Christmas Festival | Anderson

Selections from Polar Express | Ballard and Silvestri arr Story

Tickets 

£10 adult 

£8 concessions (12-18 year olds and over 65s)

£5 3-11 year olds

Under 3s free

Unallocated seating

Buy tickets

Pre-concert workshops

1.00pm-1.45pm - Come and Play with MWS

A chance for woodwind, brass and percussion players to play alongside the band's talented musicians in their performance of Sleigh Ride. Free half-hour rehearsal workshop ahead of a performance during the main concert.

Free and exclusive to concert ticket holders. Pre-booking essential. Open to players aged 11 plus of grade 5 standard or above. Children and adults all welcome.

2pm-3pm - Come and Sing with MWS

Join the massed choir that will learn and later perform the Polar Express concert finale with the band. Open to adults and children aged 11 plus. Vocal experience preferable. 

Free and exclusive to concert ticket holders. Pre-booking essential via ticket website.

1.30pm-2.15pm - Kent Music Singing Workshop

A choral workshop led by Kent Music for singers of any ability and aged over 8, without the pressure of a performance. 

Free and exclusive to concert ticket holders. Pre-booking essential via ticket website. Children and adults all welcome.

Drop in sessions pre-concert (no booking required):

  • Kent Music Instrument Try Outs - Have a go on a range of instruments courtesy of Kent Music (1.00pm-3.00pm)
  • Musical Bumps - Pre-school singalong fun with a festive feel (2.30pm-3.15pm)
  • Rhythm Workshop - A fun, interactive percussion and drumming drop in session led by members of the band's percussion section. (2.30pm-3.15pm)

*Workshop programme subject to final confirmation

Buy tickets

Mote Hall, Maidstone

Maidstone Leisure Centre
Mote Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME15 7RN

Mote Hall is Maidstone’s largest concert venue and is situated within Maidstone Leisure Centre.

Transport and Parking: Maidstone Leisure Centre is situated to the south of Maidstone town centre, a 15-20 minute walk from the town’s two train stations.It offers amply free parking but you need to register your car inside upon arrival if you are staying more than three hours.

Toilets: Mote Hall has toilets located close to the hall entrance.

Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

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