Jazz, folk and classical at Waterlooville Music Festival

JAZZY One of the early acts at the festival
JAZZY One of the early acts at the festival
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THE Waterlooville Music Festival kicked off with a beautiful day filled with music – and there are still plenty of acts to come.

The event, which is based around St George’s Church, in the town centre, sees a wide range of music performed for the public – from school choirs to jazz bands.

It began on Saturday with bands playing on the lawns at the church fete.

Voices United, a children’s choir, gave two performances.

In the evening the Dragon’s Jazz Club featured Ooh Madam and Lady and the Tramps.

On Sunday the scratch Festival Choir got together under the baton of Brian Moles accompanied by Stella Starr.

Organiser Jane Rice-Oxley said: ‘A wonderful programme of hymns was sung which had been chosen by a public ballot.

‘An enthusiastic audience joined in filling the church with joyful sound.

‘There were four anthems performed by the choir alone. Pimms was the drink of the event which went with a lovely sunny evening.’

This evening is The Choir Company, featuring Kopanang. Tomorrow there is a harp recital and a tea dance in the afternoon followed by the Folk and Ale night with Threepenny Bit and Portsmouth Shanty Men.

Last Night of the Proms is on Saturday.