Family-Friendly Concerts

Few arts organisations offer concerts for families; particularly those on the autistic spectrum, who miss out on the opportunity to experience the enjoyment of a live orchestra.  

The Swan is delighted to offer annual Family Concerts as part of their residencies at the Courtyard, Hereford and at the Play House, Stratford upon Avon.

Our Family Concerts are created to include well known family favourites from the musicals, cartoons, films and more!

We like to encourage a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, providing safe spaces for families and opportunities to enjoy and join in with performances in ways that suit them.

Don’t worry, our musicians will be playing their instruments, not wearing them like Chris our cellist.

Chris Allan Cello for Orchestra of the Swan

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October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Courtyard, Hereford



Wednesday 26 October 2022 3pm

The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR

Tickets: £5 and £3

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About the Concert

Join The Swan’s for half-term family concert fun celebrating all things toys featuring Alasdair Malloy.

Trained as a percussionist at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he has now been Principal Percussion with the BBC Concert Orchestra for over twenty years.

This interactive concert is fun for all the family.

TchaikovskyThe March of the Toy Soldiers from The Nutcracker
BizetThe Spinning Top from Children’s Games
Mike O’DonnellThomas the Tank Engine
FauréDolly’s Lullaby from Dolly Suite
Randy NewmanYou’ve Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story
Booker T. & the M.G’sSoul Limbo
Alasdair MalloyQuiz Medley
Date and Time

Wednesday 26 October 2022 3pm

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The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
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Director/NarratorAlasdair Malloy
Film favourites performed by orchestra of the swan at Hereford
Alasdair Malloy and The Swan’s performing at The Courtyard’s Film Favourites in October 2021
Alasdair Malloy and The swan performing at Family Favourites The Courtyard Hereford
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October 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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