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Oundle School Jazz Orchestras
Midsummer Jazz - Food
Friday, 22nd June 2018
18:00 - 22:00
THE OLD RECTORY
Main St, Sudborough, NN14 3BX
Meal Tickets: £10
These meal tickets are to purchase sandwich platters on the evening of the OSJO Midsummer Jazz concert on 22nd June 2018. They are in addition to the concert entry tickets.
Each meal ticket can be redeemed for a sandwich platter which will have a mixture of smoked salmon and cheese and tomato sandwiches with crisps, olives etc, designed to serve four.
Alcoholic and soft beverages will also be available at a pay bar on the evening.
Guests should ensure that they keep their meal tickets separate from their entry tickets – the latter will be collected as you first come into the Old Rectory Gardens.
Friday, 22nd June 2018
18:00 - 22:00
THE OLD RECTORY
Main St, Sudborough, NN14 3BX
The Oundle School Jazz Orchestras are playing a concert at The Old Rectory in Sudborough, in aid of the Lakelands Hospice, Corby and All Saints’ Church, Sudborough.
The Orchestras are made up of students from Oundle School, one of Britain’s leading public schools, whose music department has an enviable reputation for producing excellent musicians. Both Orchestras perform regularly in the area and tour extensively. Both are very highly regarded, and their concerts are always extremely popular.
The gardens at The Old Rectory, with their famous walled Potager designed by Rosemary Verey, are internationally recognised and usually only open to invited special interest groups or as part of the National Garden Scheme. The organising committee are therefore very grateful to Guy & Kate Toller for allowing the use of the gardens for our concert.
The concert will be held in a large marquee set within the grounds. Prior to the start of the concert, concertgoers can explore the gardens and woodland or take advantage of the tables set out on the sweeping lawns to have a pre-concert glass of wine and sandwich platter (see separate event entry to order food).
All Saints' Church, which is within a stone's throw of The Old Rectory, will be open to anyone who wishes to visit its medieval interior and learn of its history.
The gardens will open at 6.00pm, with the junior Orchestra playing at 7.30pm for approximately 45 minutes, followed by an interval and then the senior Orchestra will play its set until approximately 9.30pm.
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Fotheringhay Piano Recital 2018
James Kirby, piano
23rd June, 19:30
St Mary's & All Saints' Church
Fotheringhay, PE8 5HZ
£10 on the door
As a soloist and chamber musician James performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe.
His orchestral performances include concertos with the Moscow, Khazakh and Belorussian Symphony Orchestras, and the Arad and Oradea Philharmonic Orchestras (Romania), and the English and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
The programme will include Schubert's Unfinished sonata in F sharp minor D571, Beethoven's Sonata in E major Op14 No 1, Liszt's Six Pieces from "Anees de Peterinage" and Schubert's Sonata in B flat D960.
Thursday, 28th June
Boughton House, Kettering
Performance: 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets: £15 including drinks
(limited number available)
This is perhaps the loveliest and most moving of all our concerts. We focus on leavers, whilst show-casing the most mature of our chamber ensembles and choirs in the form of solos, concerto movements and well-loved classics.
A shame we can only accommodate an audience of 100, but a delight to be back in the sumptuous grounds of Boughton House for an intimate and celebratory evening.
“Music and Memory”
Saturday, 30th June 2018
11am - 5pm
2pm start if concert only
Geddington, Kettering, NN14 1BJ
Early bird limited number on full price at £65
Full price (talk, lunch, concert & event) at £75
Concert only at £50
The Duke of Buccleuch will host this unique event, and will welcome guests from 11.30 am when a series of distinguished speakers including the CEO of the Alzheimers Society will talk briefly on memory and its loss. Lunch is followed by a curator-guided tour of the intriguing “Memory” exhibition, where we share contrasting experiences of memory and highlight how essential it is to the human experience. Inspired by Boughton’s fabled collections and with music and family history as key guiding threads, the exhibition ranges from classical Greece, 17th century exploits in the Caribbean, Van Dyck’s paintings on wood, treasures from Versailles, 18th century opera and dance, through Boughton’s WW2 role as a prisoner of war camp and safe haven for some of the nation’s treasures, and a glamorous 1950’s, royalty-attended family wedding.
The Aurora Orchestra of London will perform Mozart’s 40th symphony from memory in the great Hall at 2pm and 3.15pm. A tour of the magnificent 17thC staterooms is followed by tea and an opportunity to linger in the exhibition or to have a leisurely garden walk.
Robert McCrum: “The Mind’s Construction: Shakespeare and memory.”
Jeremy Hughes: ‘From Research to Practice - Changing lives of people with dementia through music’.
A Concert of Music for Choir and Organ
Friday, 6th July
7:30pm - 9:30pm
All Saints' & Saint James' Church King's Cliffe
Hall Yard, King's Cliffe, PE8 6XQ
£5 adult / U16s £2.50
All Saints’ Church, King’s Cliffe presents a concert of music for organ and choir from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Both the Church Choir and the Junior Choir will be singing and there will also be solos on the fine Walker organ built in 1865, played by Stephen Barber. The programme features music from England, France, Germany, Korea and Denmark, and ranges from Bach to Bourgeois by way of Franck, Fauré and Lefébre-Wély among many others. We perform the music that we like, so we think you’ll enjoy it too.
Wine and soft drinks available from 7:00pm; with nibbles during the interval.
This concert is part of the programme for Celebrating King’s Cliffe Community.
Photo: A group of choir members at the Diocesan Choir Festival.
Burghley House Battle Proms Picnic Concert
Saturday, 7th July 2018
Gates open 4:30pm
Entertainment from 6:15pm
Finish time approx. 10:30pm
£36.00 between 1 February and 30 April
£39.00 from 1 May until 6 July
£44.00 on the day on the door
Child aged 5 to 15:
£18.00 (children aged 4 and under are free, and do not require a ticket)
Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY
Disabled parking and wheelchair accessible toilets. Concert is on flat grass.
A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks!
Pack up the hampers and champers and join thousands of loyal fans for an exceptional afternoon and evening of entertainment at the 14th annual Burghley House Battle Proms Concert.
Enjoy a full 2 hour programme of captivating classical music from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes. The extensive programme of entertainments also includes toe-tapping vintage vocals, breathtaking Spitfire display to Elgar’s Nimrod, sensational freefall demonstration by The Red Devils parachute team, dramatic WWI cavalry display, and groundshaking live fire from over 200 cannons!
In a stunning setting overlooking the grand Elizabethan architecture of Burghley House, this quintessentially British ‘party in the park’ features magnificent musical firework displays, culminating in a flag waving, sing-a-long spectacular including all the ‘last night of the proms’ finale favourites such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.
The Battle Proms is still believed to be the only opportunity in the world to see their signature piece – Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’ – performed as he composed it: with 193 live firing Napoleonic cannons providing a thunderous percussion!
The Battle Proms team are delighted to announce that in 2018 they will be supporting SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, who provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they are needed. Since 2004, through audience donations and contributions from concert profits, the Battle Proms events have raised over £330,000 for military charities.
The 13th Annual T S Eliot Festival
Sunday, 8th July
10:30am - 4:00pm
Little Gidding, PE28 5RJ
£30 Members of the Eliot Society or Friends of Little Gidding
N.B. Please choose Adult ticket and then enter promo code if purchasing online or tell the box office staff the code if purchasing by phone or over the counter. This will activate £10 discount.
“If you came this way…”
T S ELIOT AT LITTLE GIDDING
An inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions near the pig-sty, the dull façade, and the tombstone—all made famous by Eliot’s great poem.
Seamus Perry, Oxford Professor of English Literature, will speak on “Auden, Eliot, and the voices of Christianity.”
Poet George Szirtes, winner of the 2005 T.S. Eliot Prize, will read and discuss a selection of Eliot’s poems, and take questions from the audience.
The Reverend Richard Coles, in conversation with biographer Adam Begley, will discuss religion in Eliot’s poetry with specific reference to “Little Gidding.”
The programme concludes with George Blagden reading “Little Gidding.” A graduate of Oundle School, Blagden plays Louis XIV in the television series Versailles and is currently appearing in Molière’s Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.
The Festival takes place in the garden of Ferrar House at Little Gidding. In addition to the programme of Eliot-related events, morning coffee, a two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea will be served.
Our 40th Anniversary
Wednesday, 25th July 2018
4:30pm - 12:30am
Thurning Village Hall
Clopton Road, Thurning, PE8 5RE
In advance: Adults £5 / Under 12s free (closes on 23rd July)
On the gate: Adults £6 / Under 12s free
Come and join the fun at Thurning Feast! This is a spectacular festival, which takes place on …whichever day the 25th of July falls on!
This vibrant village feast brings the local community together in aid of raising funds for the upkeep of Thurning Village Hall and the Church of St James.
Thurning receives help from residents of surrounding villages and in turn raises funds to support their villages and chosen charities.
Alongside great live music, a funfair and children’s entertainment, Thurning Feast also offers a variety of multi-national foods and a fabulous selection of locally made cakes and teas for a quintessentially English experience.
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