BBC Radio Shropshire in Fordante studio today

Many thanks to Genevieve Tudor from BBC Radio Shropshire for coming over to the studio today and having a chat about all things film, cello and music related. Not sure when the interview is being broadcast out as it might require a little editing first.. Great fun as always though.

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Coincidentally also today I’ve just had BBC Radio Lincolnshire on the phone book another interview for next January’s return tour around Lincolnshire.

Help save Live & Local rural touring in Warwickshire

For those working, studying or living in Warwickshire, please consider helping our friends at Live & Local to reverse Warwickshire County Council’s decision to stop funding rural touring events across the County:

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2014/15 Season kicks off – 12 concerts announced

It seems like it was only yesterday when Fordante were performing at the Regal Theatre but the new 2104/15 season starts tomorrow with our first concert in a series of 12 dates announced so far (more coming soon..).

Friday 17th October at 7:30pm Stretton under Fosse, Rugby, will see the Fordante tour commence performing some fantastic classics from Strauss and Ravel, some of our own music and of course music from the movies.

Season Finale last Saturday at Regal, Tenbury

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Fordante perform The Blue Danube Waltz live on stage at the Regal Theatre

Fordante’s 2013/14 season finale concert took place at the beautiful Regal Theatre in Tenbury Wells last Saturday.

 

Fordante perform on stage at the Regal Theatre
Fordante perform on stage at the Regal Theatre

Many thanks to the staff and audience for their help in making the concert so enjoyable and of course to all of the concerts we’ve had the pleasure of creating this past season throughout the UK from Lincolnshire to Gloucestershire.  We’ve already looking forwards to our return to the Regal Theatre in 2015 along with several other dates for the next season – more announced shortly.

 

Busy weekend starts tomorrow

Two concerts this weekend will see Fordante perform at Codsall just outside Wolverhampton tomorrow night and then on Saturday we are back over to Rugby to Dunchurch and Thurlaston WI. Both concerts start at 7:30pm.

Fordante at Wiloughby performing The Blue Danube Waltz
Fordante at Wiloughby performing The Blue Danube Waltz
Fordante on stage at Wiloughby

What a warm, welcoming and wonderful evening Fordante had at Wiloughby last Friday. We certainly left Wiloughby with a smile on our faces.

I have to say that I’m rather looking forward to these next two concerts to spread a little more musical happiness!

Fordante concert at Willoughby, Rugby, Fri 9th May

WilloughbyFordante are looking forward to our next concert tomorrow evening 9th May at Willoughby Village Hall, Rugby in Warwickshire. Concert starts at 7:30pm. We’ll be playing a mix of popular classics, some of our own light music and of course some fabulous music from the movies.

As we move towards the summer Fordante have just 5 concerts lined up with the final concert of the season at Tenbury on the 14th June.  I’m thrilled to report though that we’ve been selected for several rural touring groups for the next season so we’re looking forward to a busy 2014/15.

Fordante at Quenington Village Hall

Last night Fordante received much applause for the concert at Quenington Village Hall.  The event celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the venue and the ensemble were made very welcome by both the audience and organisers. Many thanks also to Air In G rural touring.

Fordante at Quenington
Fordante at Quenington

Tonight will see Fordante staying in Gloucestershire with a performance at Edge, near Stroud.

Fordante Tour Continues In Gloucestershire

Fordante have two concerts this weekend in Gloucestershire.  As part of the Air In G rural touring scheme Fordante are performing tonight in Quenington near Cirencester and tomorrow at Edge which is close to Stroud.  If you’re coming to either of these concerts we look forward to welcoming you from 7:30 onwards.

Fantastic Audience Feedback

I’ve just been going through and added some of the feedback Fordante have been receiving on our tour around Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire on to the reviews page.  All I can say is that it looks as though you’ve been enjoying what we’ve been performing – which is obviously great to hear.

Musical suggestions and ideas are all noted too in preparation for our next tour (more details to follow)…