Apollo - One Giant Leap!
Start Date: 19/07/2019 10:00
End Date: 19/07/2019 23:00
Location: Maumbury Rings, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester
Booking Essential: No
Description: Apollo – One Giant Leap! is a spectacular outdoor musical performance in Maumbury Rings held on July 19 2019, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the great events in human history - the dramatic events of the Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, the climax of which was Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon's surface and his famous quote: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for Mankind."
This large-scale performance will be the centrepiece of a weekend of moon-related celebrations entitled 'Moonbury Rings', and will include Luke Jerram's Museum of The Moon, a 7m diameter suspended, internally illuminated sculpture of the moon; a display of artworks and sculptures created by local schools and community groups, an outdoor cinema event featuring moon- and space-themed films, and a family science day.
The piece will be performed by more than 500 children from Dorchester, backed by professional musicians and led by Alasdair Malloy, Principal Percussionist of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a highly-skilled musical director/conductor.
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