Alasdair Malloy presents the cantata "Apollo - One Giant Leap" by Geof Edge in a spectacular outdoor event in Dorchester

Photo credit: Twobytwo event photography and video

Photo credit: Twobytwo event photography and video

Dorchester Arts is celebrating a landmark in human history; the landing of the first man on the moon in 1969!

To mark this monumental moment, Alasdair Malloy, Music Director of the project, will present the cantata for children’s voices Apollo - One Giant Leap by composer Geof Edge in a spectacular outdoor event at the Maumbury Rings, Dorchester, UK this Friday, 19 July beginning at 18:00.

Over 500 children of all ages will join Alasdair in the work which premiered in 2002 at London’s Barbican Centre, this is the work’s first repeat.

The audience is invited to sing along to “Touch the Moon”, the lyrics are available here

Throughout the evening, Luke Jerram’s internationally acclaimed “Museum of the Moon” – a 7 meter diameter giant moon, currently displayed at National History Museum, London – will shine over the event.

The event will begin with a parade of moon and Apollo artworks followed by a Japanese drumming performance by the Sun Lotus Taiko before the main concert commences at 21:00.

Click here for the full schedule!