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Bickerton and Neston to host music from the movies

Classical ensemble Fordante present From Strauss to the Movies on November 23 and 26

Classical ensemble Fordante. Pictured: Rebecca Rose, Shulah Oliver, Phil Mountford, Ruth Wooley and Rebecca Dawkins

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

Fordante will perform From Strauss To The Movies at Bickerton Village Hall on Wednesday, November 23 at 7.30pm, followed by a show at Neston Library on Saturday, November 26 at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for ages eight and above, are available directly from the venues and can be booked by calling 01829 782 348 for Bickerton and 0151 337 4670 for Neston.

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

Phil Mountford said: “I’m looking forward to bringing the award-winning Fordante to Cheshire 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 that what works so well is that the music really is for everyone to enjoy, not just regular concert goers!”

The shows form part of Cheshire Rural Touring Arts’ (CRTA) autumn season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.

For any enquiries about the show, please contact CRTA by either emailing crta@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or calling 01244 972835.

The full CRTA autumn season can be found at www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

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