Spectacular fun for the family at concert

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra performing at All Saints' church, Leamington at a recent concert
Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra performing at All Saints' church, Leamington at a recent concert
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Music lovers of all ages are invited to a fun and family-friendly concert at the Spa Centre in Leamington on Sunday.

The Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra’s annual Family Concert is an established favourite and this year promises to be even livelier than usual, with cannons, magical spells, fighter planes and animals all featuring in the musical line-up, and with audience participation an important part of the show.

The programme will be conducted and introduced by the orchestra’s associate conductor Paul Leddington Wright, familiar to many through his work on BBC Songs of Praise, as well as his long-standing role as director of the Saint Michael’s Singers of Coventry Cathedral.

Works being performed include Dukas’ The Scorcerer’s Apprentice (magical spells), 633 Squadron (fighter planes), Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture (cannons) and selected pieces from the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns.

Orchestra chair Raymond Joyce, who is also principal horn player said: “We will be attempting to lift the roof off the Spa Centre in our latest family concert. It is always a hugely enjoyable occasion and we love entertaining our audience, young and old, and encouraging them to take part.”

The concert starts at 3pm.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £5 for concessions.

They can be bought from Presto Classical in Leamington, from www.wso.org.uk or by calling 01926 850385.