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Schools Concert – Gustav’s Great Galactic Adventure

Schools Concert – Gustav’s Great Galactic Adventure
20 November 2023 Barnes Music Festival
13th Mar 2024

Schools Concert - Gustav’s Great Galactic Adventure

The Schools Concert is the culmination of a creative project with local primary schools during which the children learn a piece that they perform during the Festival. It has become an integral part of the Festival with our goal being to involve and in some cases introduce primary-aged children to the joy of music-making of high quality.

The theme of Gustav’s Great Galactic Adventure will be a fun tribute to the much-loved and most famous of Gustav Holst’s compositions, The Planets. At the heart of the concert will be Peter Gritton’s Trip to Mars, a dangerous and fraught symphonic piece determined by chance. Other classic pieces connected with astronomy, astrology and space travel including Bluemoon, Fly me to the moon and When you wish upon a star.

Lowther School Choir
Thomson House School Choir
St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School Choir
East Sheen Primary School Choir
St Paul’s School Chamber Choir
St Paul’s School musicians
James Day, Conductor
Peter Gritton, Conductor

Supported by The Barnes Fund