Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation - Launch and Finale Events

Festival of Light Programme

The Launch event of the Centenary year gets underway Friday / Saturday, 17th/18th January in the Welwyn Garden City town centre. Here are the programme of events:

see also: http://www.gardencitylights.co.uk

Day TimeLocationGroup
Friday 17/014.30-4.40 BandstandMonks Walk School Choir 
 4.45-5.00BandstandTake the Stairs 
 5.00-5.45Starbucks BalconyDoraly Gill (cello) with Tim Gill (piano) 
 5.10 – 5.40Bandstand  LAR Children’s choir
  5.50-6.20BandstandEvery-voice Community Choir
 6.00Starbucks BalconyOpening of the festival and WGC100 anniversary year by Peter Waine chairman of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation 
 6.10Front of Howard’s CentreLantern Parade 
 6.15Starbucks BalconyWelwyn Garden City Music Society Orchestra – winds ensemble 
 6.30VIP tent – Jubilee gardensVIP reception – invitation only 
 6.30-7.00Bandstand Misty Five 
 7.10-7.40BandstandWelwyn Harmony 
 7.15 -8.00Starbucks BalconyWelwyn Garden City Music Society Orchestra – strings ensemble 
Friday 17/18.00-8.20Bandstand The Rebelles 
 8.15-9.00Starbucks BalconyDa Capo Brass 
 8.30-9.00Bandstand Total Recal
Saturday 18/14.30-5.00BandstandFelici Opera (Zoe Jasko and Margaret Johnson) 
 5.00-5.45Starbucks BalconyMid-Herts Centre of Music ensembles 
 5.10-5.40BandstandHatfield Welwyn Community Choir 
 5.50-6.20BandstandSimon Cragg 
 6.00Front of Howard’s CentreLantern parade 
 6.00-6.45Starbucks BalconySusuki Violinists 
 6.30-8.00VIP Tent Jubilee GardensVIP reception – invitation only 
 6.30-6.45Bandstand Singers at the Barn –   Ben Giles 
 6.45-7.05 BandstandSingers at the Barn – Alison Danbury – Lee
 7.00-7.45Starbucks BalconyClassical Piano – Edgar Jasko youth pianist 
 7.05-7.25BandstandSingers at the Barn – Michelle and Eric Williams 
 7.25-7.40BandstandSingers at the Barn – Colin Campbell 
 7.50-8.20BandstandThe Mynd Set 
8.30- 9.00BandstandThe Copy Katz
 8.00-8.45Starbucks BalconyWelwyn Garden City Brass Band (ensemble)

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