3rd Havant Music Festival

At various venues in and around Havant 28th March - 7th April 2019

Come and enjoy a variety of music from folk to classical

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Look out for the free lunch time concerts between 1st - 5th April. They will be in shopping centres in Havant, Leigh Park and Hayling Island. The concerts will be an eclectic mix from school choirs to a piano recital. Full details will be published in this Latest News column as well as on the Havant Music Festival's Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow and like us on Facebook, /havantmusicfest and Twitter @havantmusfest to keep in touch

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Full details here

1. 28th March, 7:30pm. The Sleepy Lagoon Orchestra

2. 29th March, 7:30pm. Folks in Harmony

3. 30th March, 2:00pm. Big Noise Community Samba Band

4. 30th March, 7:30pm. Renaissance Choir

5. 31st March, 3:00pm. East Hants Townswomen's Guild Choir

6. 31st March, 7:30pm. Central Hall Community Gospel Choir

7. 1st April, 7:30pm. ChiJazz

8. 2nd April, 7:00pm. Havant Clarinet and Saxophone Choir

9. 3rd April, 7:00pm. Urban Vocal Group

10. 4th April, 7:30pm. Spirit of the South & The Sunbeams

11. 5th April, 7:00pm. The Courtiers

12. 6th April, TBD. Kalore Trio

13. 6th April, 7:30pm. An evening with Jay Jupe

14. 7th April, 2:30pm. Meridian Wind Band with the Leigh Park Community Singers

15. 7th April. 4:00pm. Speranza Quartet


It is wonderful to be welcoming you to the musical delights of this 3rd season of Havant's own Music Festival, which started when I was Mayor of Havant in 2016/17. I wanted to make a variety of live music accessible for those in this South East corner of the Borough, and also provide a platform for some of the very talented musicians in the local area.

The Kalore Trio will be performing music by women composers in St James's Church on Saturday 6th April. Later that day, we welcome back Jay Jupe, one of the most promising young baritones in the country, who grew up in Leigh Park. The next day Meridian Winds and the Leigh Park Community Singers will be raising the roof of the Leigh Park Baptist Church and the Festival will end on a high note with the Speranza Quartet in St Faith's Church.

But that is only the final weekend! Come and enjoy the Samba band on the first Saturday, or an evening of folk music while you enjoy an evening meal. Be inspired by the young singers of the Urban Vocal Group and the budding young musicians from the University of Chichester on March 28th, the first night of the Festival.

For the first time this year, we will be experimenting with some free, short lunchtime concerts from 1st to 5th April in Havant, Emsworth, Hayling Island and Leigh Park. Full details will be released on a special flier soon. Do come along with your friends and support local musicians in local venues!

I look forward to meeting many of you at the start of Spring!

Faith Ponsonby

Festival Chairperson

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