‘I loved when the instruments came into the hall playing the football song!’ Michael (aged 5)
This was the programme for the 2018 Children’s Concerts. The programme for the 2019 concerts will be published here later in the year.
R. STRAUSS – Fanfare (from Also sprach Zarathustra)
ROSSINI – Overture (from The Thieving Magpie)
J. WILLCOCKS – Meet the Orchestra
HANDEL – Hornpipe (from Water Music)
J. WILLCOCKS – The Lonely Drummer
J. GREENWOOD – The Acrobat
Tchaikovsky – Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty)
J. MOROSS – The Big Country
SOUZA – The Liberty Bell March
J. WILLCOCKS – Running Order (for audience participation)
Play the instrumental accompaniment!
Conductor : Jonathan Willcocks (Southern Pro Musica)
Compère : Neil Henry
Neil Henry works extensively as a close up magician and ‘Magical Emcee’ including The Henley Festival, Café de Paris, Magic Night, The International Brotherhood of Magician’s annual Gala Show in Belfast, the Cellar Door (Covent Garden) and Volutpe. He is constantly in demand to perform his breathtaking magic and mentalism around the country. Magic Residences include The Henley Festival, Epsom and Sandown Racecourses, The King’s Head Theatre, Islington and performs his magic monthly for the Magic Night in London’s West End. He can also be seen regularly entertaining with his magic in Covent Garden. Neil has performed for Reuters, Harrods, Shaftsbury, The Crown Estate, The Olympic Committee, Sister PR, War Child, BBC Television, the National Lottery, ITV Television, McClaren (The Racecar company, not the buggy!) The Old Vic Company, Ascot Racecourse and had been asked to perform at many private parties including Colin Firth, Robert De Niro, Hugh Laurie, Ant and Dec, Harry Enfield, Ronnie Corbett, Richard Caring. and many more prestigious events, parties including for the Queen at the ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE. Neil has performed in many theatres around the world including the Cambridge theatre in the WEST END, London and City Center theatre on BROADWAY, New York.
2017 Programme designs
Each year children from participating schools contribute designs for the covers of each concert programme. These were the 2017 winning programme cover designs, designed by (left to right) Muqi, Delilah, Amy, and Maisie. Congratulations to all of you! We look forward to seeing next year’s designs.