Classical music from the movies

An award-winning crossover classical ensemble, who perform music from some of the greatest film soundtracks, bring their tour to Halton in November.

Fordante will perform “From Strauss To The Movies” at St. Wilfrid’s Church, Halton-on-Lune on Friday 25 November at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages eight and above, are available directly from the venue and can be booked by calling either 01524 29295 or 07890728094, or can be booked online here.

Along with their movie soundtrack numbers, Fordante also perform their own beautiful and enchanting original music.

Experience sweeping Celtic melodies, mysterious Venetian harmonies and evocative Argentinean rhythms, fused with the sound of spectacular film music.

Their repertoire includes The Blue Danube Waltz, Merry Widow Overture, Bolero, plus a mix of other enchanting, and mesmerising music. Stunning visuals using video projection and computer controlled lighting creates a matching atmosphere.

The performance is presented with a light hearted banter and entertaining style and plenty of interaction from clapping to singing.

The the quintet comprise: Phil Mountford (composer/arranger, musical director, keys), Rebecca Rose (cello), Ruth Wooley (viola), Shulah Oliver (violin) and Rebecca Dawkins (oboe).

Speaking ahead of the tour, Phil Mountford said:

“I’m looking forward to bringing the award-winning Fordante to Lancashire and performing some of the most beautiful music from the movies, with a few of our own foot tapping pieces and some fabulous well known classics from Strauss and others popular composers. It’s great to hear our audiences tell us what works so well is that the music really is for everyone to enjoy, not just regular concert goers!”

The show forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s autumn season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.

For more information or to see the full Spot On season programme, visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk, call Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk.