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Music at GMC 1st July

Lovers of popular classical music should add Saturday 1st July to their diaries and prepare to be amazed when an audio-visual spectacular show featuring star organist David Briggs and a host of special effects including pyrotechnics, lights, smoke and lasers returns to Gillingham Methodist Church (GMC).

Presented by the Music at GMC team, the evening promises to be a classical spectacular as would normally only be staged in London venues.

Music at GMC organiser Gordon Amery explains: “Our aim is to bring top quality music to Gillingham and the surrounding area by inviting musicians to come and perform for us. We have previously hosted performers from all over the world and look forward to welcoming renowned concert organist David Briggs to play for us on 1st July. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear popular classics played on Gillingham’s historic, heritage restored Sweetland organ, in a setting featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and indoor fireworks, staged by Lyndon Ford. We held similar events in 2015 & 2016 but we have increased the effects budget again this year so it should be even bigger and more exciting and we are aiming to make it the most spectacular indoor event ever seen in Gillingham.”

“At only £15 per ticket (Groups of 4 or more: £12, Children: £5) the audience will be able to enjoy such classical favourites as the The Firebird Suite, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem and many more, all accompanied by an exhilarating light and sound show.”

The show starts at 7.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church on the High Street. For further information, please call 07817 379006 or email; tickets are available from The Copy Shop on Gillingham High Street or online at:

A quote from David Briggs: “”I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to Gillingham for my seventh concert at GMC. I’m always struck by the warmth and enthusiasm of the audience and this always makes for a very enjoyable and communicative experience. The past two Classical Fireworks have been great and I remember the atmosphere was so electric. This year I’ll be playing a similarly fun and varied program, with ample opportunity for audience participation. Last year the massed singing was incredible – it was all I could do to match the volume, even using ten fingers and both feet. I’m looking forward to ‘pulling out all the stops’ again on 1st July!”


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