Paddington winners!

Back in March, just before lockdown, Havant Symphony Orchestra had a wonderful afternoon performing to a sell-out crowd of youngsters and accompanying adults from Havant and surrounding areas for their first 'Family Concert'.

The orchestra, conducted by their Music Director, Jonathan Butcher, and student conductor, Avi Taler, performed a wide range of music from Grieg's 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' to John Williams' music for 'Harry Potter' and 'The Empire Strikes Back'.  

The focus of the concert was a performance of a piece by Herbert Chappell and Michael Bond called 'Paddington Bear's First Concert' and this theme was evident throughout with 'Paddington' handing out marmalade sandwiches in the foyer and the orchestra bringing their own bears (and other animals!) to sit with them on stage!


At the end of the concert, young listeners were invited to take away a competition sheet and return it to us with their answers.  The winners were contacted some time ago, but we can reveal now that there were three winners - Sophia, Maddie and Madeleine!  

Here are photos of Sophia and Maddie, both aged 7, with their Paddingtons!  

The prizes also include tickets to a future concert but we will have to sort that out when we finally get back to normal!



If you entered and would like to see the answers, here they are!


Name the instruments:



Which instrument is NOT in the wordsearch?













We can't wait to perform for families again and hope that we will be able to do so soon.  In the meantime we hope you are all safe and well and playing lots of music!







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