La fête de la musique ! by Gerry Clark

18 Mar 2016 2:56 PM | Deleted user

Hamilton is celebrating this international festival on Sunday, 19th June. There will be free concerts and performances at multiple venues.


Fête de la Musique, World Music Day - is a celebration of music, which was first started in France, but now celebrated throughout the world. It is above all a free popular fête, open to any participants (amateur or professional) who want to perform in it and allows the expression of all genres of music in a cheerful atmosphere. Its purpose is to promote music, especially the performance of music, the slogan Faites de la musique (Make music), being used to endorse this goal.

Tuesday, 21st June is the actual international day, but not a good day to get people out on the streets, so the main events in Hamilton will be on Sunday, 19th June. Performances on any day close to the 21st can still be part of the Fête. (Schools having lunchtime concerts have been an enjoyable part of previous celebrations.)

The Alliance Française de Hamilton supports this event and encourages musicians to enter into the spirit of it by getting out and playing music around the city. To help this happen, Gerry Clark is organising venues for musicians to play in public, such as Centreplace, Civic Square, Garden Place, Westfield Shopping Centre, Victoria Street cafés, churches, etc . Small groups who dont need much room can organise their own place to play.

Gerry is coordinating and looking for anyone who can play a musical instrument and/or sing.  If you would like to play at our Fête de la Musique, or know anyone else who would like to, please contact Gerry Clark atgerryandsue@slingshot.co.nz.

It would be fabulous to have as many performers as can be catered for at as many venues as possible.

Remember, it is all about the celebration and enjoyment of music. 

Let’s have fun making music together.

 “Vivre ensemble la musique”

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