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.
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.
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.
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.
What: We’re busking by the Aladdin Sane Wallace on the 24th August!
When: Friday 24th August , 6pm
Where: Wapping Wharf, Bristol
The Wapping Wharf area forms part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail , which consists of dozens of sculptures from Aardman’s famous Wallace and Gromit series dotted around the city in aid of the Grand Appeal.
Artist Carys Ink’s Bowie-themed Space Oddi-tea Wallace sculpture is located at Wapping Wharf until September 2 and is the inspiration behind both of the Bowie music fundraiser.
Bristol’s very own Fantasy Orchestra will be performing a selection of Bowie’s early songs on August 24, in keeping with the Wallace sculpture’s Aladdin Sane lightning bolt.
Here is a taste of what to expect – the orchestra’s rendition of Life on Mars from our recent Valley Fest appearance:
The performance will take place at 6pm on August 24 next to the sculpture, in front of Portside Gallery and Brothers We Stand.
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.