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The Great Bowie Party

What: An evening of music by David Bowie

When: 5th Janurary

Where: The Trinity Centre, Easton (BS2 0NW)

Tickets: £10 early bird!; £12 advance, £15 on the door (www.bristolticketshop.co.uk)

The Orchestra will be performing their second full-length tribute to David Bowie.
Also features an Open Mic Night.

Here’s the kind of thing you can expect (from our recent Valley Fest appearance)

Christmas Concert 2018 #2

What: Fantasy Orchestra Christmas Concert #2

When: Saturday 15th December 2018, 4pm

Where: St. Thomas the Martyr, Bristol (BS1 6QP)

Tickets: £5 on the door; children £2 or donation

The Fantasy Orchestra and choir will be performing Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez, a nativity suite, set in the Argentinian countryside and sung in Spanish. This to be followed by a selection of other Xmas tunes from around the world plus winter-warmers and glorious seasonally appropriate oeuvres.

More details available on the Facebook event

Christmas Concert 2018 #1

What: Fantasy Orchestra Christmas Concert

When: Friday 14th December 2018, 7pm

Where: St. Stephen’s Church, Bristol (21 St Stephen’s St, BS1 1EQ)

Tickets: £5 on the door; children £2 or donation

The Fantasy Orchestra and choir will be performing Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez, a nativity suite, set in the Argentinian countryside and sung in Spanish. This to be followed by a selection of other Xmas tunes from around the world plus winter-warmers and glorious seasonally appropriate oeuvres.

More details available on the Facebook event

Priston Festival 2018

What: A lovely village festival

When: Saturday 15th September 2018, 5pm

Where: Priston, St Luke and St Andrew’s Church

Tickets: Free!

We’ll be performing in St Luke and St Andrew’s Church in Priston at 5pm. The set will feature special guest singer Djanan Turnan!

Priston Festival is a free festival in the village of Priston, near Bath, featuring a number of in- and out-door stages around the village.

More information at the Priston Festival website

Here is a video from our appearance last year, performing I am the Walrus:

 

F-Rated 🗓

What: A celebration of music by women

When: 7th and 9th of June 2018

Where: Bristol (Lantern) and Stroud (Goods Shed)

In association with Bath Film Festival and in promotion of the F-Rating – a rating awarded to films either directed or written by a woman – the orchestra played a pair of gigs, both at Colston Hall’s Lantern and in Stroud’s Goods Shed.

The music performed was written entirely by women and included works by Joni Mitchell, The Roches, Connie Converse, Ivor Cutler (close enough!), Beyonce, and P. J. Harvey. The orchestra was also joined by special guests Rita Lynch and Djanan Turnan performing arrangements of their own songs.

Leonard Cohen Cheltenham Literary Festival

What: A Leonard Cohen tribute concert

When: Sunday 7th October, 8.30 pm

Where: Cheltenham Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage (Cheltenham Literature Festival)

Tickets: £12 (available here)

The Fantasy Orchestra is coming to Cheltenham Literature Festival for another of our celebrated tributes to the life and music of Leonard Cohen. Featuring a range of Cohen’s most popular tunes performed by the orchestra with a range of guest singers.

For more information see here

Here is a clip of our last Leonard Cohen gig at the Lantern earlier this year:

Morricone at All Hallows

What: An evening of music by Ennio Morricone

When: 13th October, 8.30 pm

Where:  All Hallows Hall, Easton

Tickets: £8 from Bristol Ticket Shop

Featuring the amazing Underscore

The Fantasy Orchestra are going back to their roots with a celebration of the film music of Spaghetti-Western composer Ennio Morricone – featuring such delights as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and the beautiful Ecstasy of Gold.

More information can be found on Headfirst Bristol

Here are a collection of performances of Morricone’s music from over the years:

 

 

Fantasy Youth Orchestra Summer Workshops 2018

The Fantasy Youth Orchestra Workshop “Rhythms Of The World”
age range – 10-18yrs
location – The Trinity Centre
dates – 30th July – 3rd Aug 2018
concert 1 – 5th august Trinity Centre
concert 2 – 18 august Colston Hall

 

Fresh from a month traveling in India, the Fantasy Orchestra present a week of music workshops aimed at young people who play instruments and can read music to a basic standard.

The repertoire will bring together music from all over the world including African, Indian, Turkish, American and European pieces with an emphasis on different cultures.

The workshops take place  Mon 30 July – Fri 3 August, 2-4pm
The cost will be £15 for the week or £3 per 2 hour session (with concessions available – please ask).

On Sunday the 5th august workshop participants will be joined by regular members of the
Fantasy Orchestra for a performance celebrating Rhythms Of The World. There will be a 2nd performance at The Colston Halls Hoo Haa event on Sat 18th August
here’s a link to sign up:

https://goo.gl/forms/t3IORmluqXzszSFf2

hope to see you there, do pass the message on!
best wishes,
Jesse and all the Fantasy Orchestra team

Cube Microplex 20th Anniversary

What: A celebration of the Cube cinema’s 20th anniversary!

When: Saturday 20th October, from around 8pm

Where: Kings Square / Outside the Cube

Tickets: See here for tickets for the main event

The Fantasy Orchestra will be joining in celebrations for the wonderful Cube Microplex Cinema’s 20th birthday. Expect to see us outside the cinema playing a small selection of somehow appropriate tunes. See the Cube’s facebook event for more details.