Fanfare on the Square

Join us to celebrate Parkinson's UK's 50th anniversary at Fanfare on the Square on Thursday 5 December 2019 at St John's Smith Square, Westminster.

St John’s Smith Square, London
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Join us to celebrate Parkinson's UK's 50th anniversary at Fanfare on the Square on Thursday 5 December 2019 at St John's Smith Square, Westminster, kindly supported by Symprove.

You'll enjoy the rousing brilliance of the Orion Orchestra under the baton of their new Principal Conductor Gary Matthewman, our Musical Director for the evening, joined by royalty-approved soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, star horn virtuoso Ben Goldscheider and British baritone Dominic Sedgwick. Downtown Abbey's Dame Penelope Wilton, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Simon Russell Beale, Tim McInnerny and The Reverend Richard Coles will all be taking to the stage during the evening to complete this star-studded show.

You also have the opportunity to buy tickets to our VIP reception hosted by our President, Jane Asher. Here you can enjoy drinks and canapes and mingle with the stars of our show. 

Money raised at this event will fund vital research to help us get closer to a cure so that we can end Parkinson's. Forever. 

This unique event and special moment in our history is an event not to be missed!


  • £15 - standard ticket
  • £40 - premium seating
  • £85 - premium seating plus entry to our VIP reception

If you are experiencing any difficulties booking your ticket via the website, please try booking through a mobile device. Tickets will be available online until 5.30pm on Thursday 5 December, after which you can call to book through the box office on 02072221061 or buy tickets on the door.

Orion Orchestra

Founded in 2005 by conductor Toby Purser, the Orion Orchestra is a firmly established presence on the UK's music scene. The orchestra exists to provide a platform for the best young musicians in the country, selected from the most talented students and recent graduates of the capital's music colleges, and its performances are recognised for their vitality and rhythmic energy. For the 2019-20 season and beyond, Orion welcomes its new artistic director and principal conductor, Gary Matthewman. 

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Music performances

Mozart - Overture from Le Nozze di Figaro 

Purcell 'When I have often heard' Nymph from The Fairy Queen, performed by the soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas

Mozart 'Hai già vinta la causa... Vedro mentr'io sospiro'  Il Conte from Le Nozze di Figaro, performed by the baritone, Dominic Sedgwick

Handel 'Endless pleasure, endless love' from Semele 3.30, performed by the soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas

Mozart Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in Eb major K.371, performed by Ben Goldscheider on the horn

Mendelssohn 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Incidental Music, Op.61 Nocture

Strauss 'Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen...' Harlequin from Ariande auf Naxos, performed by the baritone, Domic Sedgwick

Strauss i) Allegro from Horn Concerto in Eb major, Op.11, performed by Ben Goldscheider on the horn

Handel Let the Bright Seraphim...from Samson, performed by the soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas and Will Thomas on the trumpet 

Handel Hallelujah! Chorus from Messiah, performed by the Platinum Consort

Fanfare on the Square is kindly supported by Symprove

Sponsor the event

If you'd be interested in supporting this event, we'd love to hear from you. Fundraising is so vital to this event and we hope to raise a lot of money towards our research to get closer to a cure. Sponsorship and gift in kind donations are key in helping us to do this.

In return for your incredible support, we can offer you promotional benefits on the night, during and after the event. We're keen to create bespoke packages that work for you and your business.

If you would like further information or to discuss the opportunities available please contact us at [email protected].

To find out more

For more information about the concert, please contact Jo Saunders on 020 7963 3914 or email [email protected].