Hot Cross Buns on the recorder – surely it’s a staple part of every Primary School diet! And perhaps the start and end of your musical career consisted of a screechy performance to a captive audience of parents. But for others it was the start of a lifelong love of making music that survived even the restrictions of lockdown.
There are many amateur groups there are meeting regularly in community centres and church halls across Surrey and Hampshire. Some choirs and orchestras meet to promote a particular genre but many perform for the sheer joy of playing together. Many of these have an extremely high standard – one of my absolute highlights of 2021 was an outstanding performance of Handel’s Messiah by Woking Choral Society.
If that’s not your thing, brass bands and jazz ensembles perform a wide range of popular music such as film soundtracks, pop classics and songs from the shows, perfect for a couple of hours of easy listening. Whilst local orchestras and ensembles usually offer tickets at modest prices, over the summer there are also many opportunities to hear them perform for free.
What’s on – live music in Farnham for summer 2022
This weekend there are a variety of musical groups performing at Aldershot Armed Forces Day Prom in the Park on 25th June Armed Forces Day Prom in the Park 2022 – Rushmoor Borough Council and at Farnham Carnival on 26th June. FAYRE – (farnhamcarnival.org.uk)
You can also enjoy music in Farnham’s Gostrey Meadows every Sunday afternoon until early Sept Music in the Meadow 2022 • (farnham.gov.uk)
Why not take advantage of the sun (we hope) and take a picnic along? And if you happen to have a recorder, or better still a tuba, lying neglected in the loft then dust it off and give it a new lease of life – there are always vacancies for tuba players!
- brian-matangelo-iwW3LJfgGS8-unsplash: Photo by Brian Matangelo on Unsplash