First Live & Local Concert Announced

The rural touring agency Live & Local have confirmed a November concert date (others to follow soon) – Fordante are looking forward to performing at Breadsall Memorial Hall in Derby on Saturday 10th November at 7:30pm.

Live & Local rural touring
Live & Local rural touring

Prior to this however is our next concert which is on the Friday 2nd November at 8:00pm and marks our return to Ledbury Market Theatre .

Further details can be found on our Diary page.

Fordante video – In concert at Wem Town Hall

Back at the end of March earlier this year Fordante gave a concert at Wem Town Hall in Shropshire.  The video below is of the ensemble performing ‘Sereno’ which is one of their newest pieces composed, as it’s Italian name suggests, to be bright and cheerful.  ‘Sereno’ was inspired in part by the style and sound of the fantastic Italian group Rondo Veneziano.

Another first for the group was to perform with video projected as can be seen in the video.  This imagery worked well and is currently being developed for future shows.

Teenage Cancer Trust concert & auction success

We’ve just returned from Fordante’s concert at Stretton Grandison in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.  I’d like to thank Jane for organising the event and asking us to perform and of course offer a big pat on the back to Jane and the audience of over 150  for raising several thousands of pounds for the charity.

Many thanks to all those who came up and said how much they enjoyed the concert. It was our pleasure to be able to perform in the beautiful gardens on a gorgeous summer’s evening.

Fordante look forward to returning to Worcestershire on 2nd November at Ledbury Market Theatre.

Fordante concert this Sunday in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Fordante are pleased to be supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust in a concert to help raise money for this particularly worthwhile charity.

This Sunday evening event will see Fordante perform a concert of film soundtracks with a mix from Fordante’s worldly influenced light classical music and will include an auction of promises.

Gates open at 5pm to bring along a picnic to enjoy in the gardens before the concert starts at 6:30pm. Bar/drinks available.

The summer concert will be outside but should the weather take an unfortunate downturn then the concert will proceed in the adjacent church at Stretton Grandison.

Entrance is by ticket only at £10.

The Secret Wedding from Braveheart video posted

The latest video of Fordante in rehearsals performing the beautiful “The Secret Wedding” from the 1995 film ‘Braveheart’ starring Mel Gibson has just been uploaded to YouTube and is available on our Videos page.  This was recorded in May just prior to Fordante’s concert at The Borderlines Film Festival.

Watch out for more videos both live and in the studio with Fordante’s own music aswell as film music coming soon…

Fordante Concert at Broseley

Earlier this month Fordante were performing a Jubilee inspired concert at The Birchmeadow Centre in Broseley. Now I’m a little familiar with this town from when Fordante performed at the Victoria Hall in Broseley a few years back but what was so pleasantly surprised about this little gem of a theatre nestled away just off the high street. Many thanks to those who brought along such a large crowd after seeing Fordante back in 2009 too.

Fordante at The Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley
Fordante at The Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley

Unfortunately, just when you think you’re getting to understand how a certain piece of technology works, in this case a Sony DSLR camera purchased specifically to video the ensemble’s concerts, you get let down using non-branded memory cards resulting in no footage or photos! Many thanks though to Mr Tyler for providing us with this picture.

Fordante selected by Live & Local rural touring

Live &  Local rural touring
Live & Local rural touring

Fordante were really pleased to have been selected to be on the Live & Local rural touring group menu earlier this year following our concert at the Symphony Hall in September.

We’ve just heard that we’ve been selected for several concerts by venues represented by this rural touring agency which covers Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire so fingers crossed we can sort some concert dates out in the near future.