'The show will go on' says Warwick and Leamington Midsummer Music Festival director - The Leamington Observer

'The show will go on' says Warwick and Leamington Midsummer Music Festival director

THE SHOW will go on says the director of Warwick and Leamington Midsummer Music Festival.

The classical music event will run from tomorrow (Friday) to July 10 – despite delays in the government’s post-lockdown plan.

It will take place across a number of venues including at Warwick’s St Mary’s Church and Dream Factory, as well as some outdoor locations including Hill Close Gardens.

Festival director Richard Phillips said: “The government announcement on June 14 was, naturally, a disappointment as public interest in these concerts has been so strong, we had hoped to be able to open up to larger audiences with social distancing restrictions removed. We have waiting lists of people eager to attend our concerts, and it is also important economically, as ticket sales should have some connection with the costs of putting on professional concerts.

“However, the most important thing is keeping audiences and performers safe, and we were relieved to have planned for social distancing so the show will go on!”

Music lovers can enjoy six orchestras with local connections, professional and amateur choirs, and several local organists and chamber musicians.

The festival aims to offer a diverse series of music, covering some 500 years from the Tudors, to works written this year. Music from Bach, Beethoven and Dvořák will feature, along with some jazz, flamenco and lighter music.

Visit www.leamingtonmusic.org for full programme details.

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