Paddington Bear's First Concert
Story by Michael Bond
Music by Herbert Chappell
As promoted by Stephen Fry, Hugh Bonneville, BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Sussex.
Performances Summer 2022
Sunday 29 May 2022, 11am - The Bookniks festival, JW3
Sunday 12 June 2022, 3pm - All Saints, Weston Green.
Sunday 25 June 2022 - Barnes Kids' Lit Fest.
Tickets: https://www.barneskidslitfest.org/whats-on/ Booking opens 8am 21 May 2022.
About Paddington Bear's First Concert
Harmony's Music Club is excited to be performing the world première of the piano trio arrangement of Paddington Bear's First Concert (arranged by Harmony's Music Club) with the Equinox Ensemble and narrator Alexander Campbell.
This wonderful witty tale of c40 minutes about Paddington Bear, his journey to London, his life with the Brown Family and Mr Gruber and the funny experience of him attending his first concert, is an immersive experience with Harmony's Music Club inviting the audience to be part of the performance.
The originality and passion of Harmony's Music Club's interactive production of Paddington Bear's First Concert saw its first performance in 2020 attract a great deal of attention - it was promoted on social media by Stephen Fry (who has recorded the work himself), Hugh Bonneville, and BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Sussex. The concert was viewed globally over 2,000 times within 1 month and on concert day it was watched live in South Africa, Mexico, Chile, the USA, Canada and the UK!
Since then, Harmony's Music Club's Paddington Bear concert has headlined at the Barnes Children's Literature Festival (where it was sold out within the first hour of ticket sales), and we are excited to be delivering our unique piano trio and narrator version to three venues this summer.
If you would like to make an instrument to bring to the performance for joining in, click here to access an instrument-making pdf which outlines what instruments you could make. Instrument making PDFs for Bookniks and Barnes will be provided to you via the event organisers, but in case they are not, you can use the linked PDF for the All Saints concert.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our performances this summer!