Flying Without Feathers
Saturday 28 April 2018 11.30 and 14.00
Saturday 5 May 2018 11.30 and 14.00
At Bentley Priory Museum, Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, HA7 3FB
Tonic Choir in association with Bentley Priory Museum present
Flying without Feathers
celebrating the RAF centenary (1918-2018)
The programme is in two parts.
Part 1 is a revival of Fighter Command and the Battle for Britain, which was first performed at the Museum in 2015. This one act musical for chorus and narrator was commissioned for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. With an original concept and words by Philip Barnett, and music by Bryan Kesselman, the development of the piece was funded by Arts Council England and The Heritage Lottery Fund. The 2015 premiere received a 5 star review.
For Fighter Command we will be joined by children from St John's C of E school (Stanmore). Once again the Narrator will be Nigel Grant Rogers.
Link to information about Fighter Command
Part 2 contains all new material, written by Philip and Bryan to commemorate and celebrate the RAF centenary. RAF100 is a 25 minute programme which includes both musical and spoken items.
For RAF100, we will be joined by The Chiltern Singers and actor, Ruth Sillers.
Fighter Command is a 30 minute promenade performance around the Museum. RAF100 is a 30 minute concert performance. There will be a 10 minute interval.
Due to the nature of the show, tickets are strictly limited. Previous Tonic Choir performances at Bentley Priory Museum have been sold out so please do not delay in buying your tickets.
Tickets costing £9 (Under 16s: £6) will be on sale from 10am on 12 March 2018 from the Museum, by phone to 020 8950 5526 or in person during opening hours or via the Museum website
This production has been supported by Richard Lawson Pianos
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Fighter Command and the Battle for Britain 2015
The Chiltern Singers