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Friday Night with Oundle School Jazz Orchestras
Friday, 22nd March
7:30pm - 9:30pm
St Mary's and All Saints' Church
Fotheringhay, PE8 5HZ
Tickets: £9 (advance booking)
£10 (on the door)
(Includes light refreshment)
Oundle School Jazz Orchestras, on their second outing of the year, visit the beautiful Fotheringhay Church for the evening.
Featuring the two bands led by the effervescent Adele Hudson.
You can expect high quality true jazz and will be enthusicastically tapping your toes and moving with the beat.
We are expecting this concert to sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society presents
Catworth Village Hall
Church Rd, PE28 0PA
Adults £7 / Children £3.50
Doors open at 7:30pm for evening performances starting at 8pm
Doors open at 2pm for Saturday matinee starting at 2:30pm
Evening performances finish by 10pm
Matinee will finish by 4:30pm
Barnwell Entertainers present
Fishing for Clues
4th, 5th & 6th April 2019
7:30pm - 10pm
(doors open at 7pm)
Barnwell Village Hall
Hemington Rd, PE8 5QD
When Lady Rosemary Huntley arranges for her Russian internet date to visit on the evening of a talk given by prominent Member of Parliament, Ewart Stewart, little does she imagine that her new gentleman friend is not long for this world.
The Foreign Office and some offshoot of the KGB are soon in attendance, along with the ever-enthusiastic PC Pendlebury and the less than enthusiastic Detective Inspector Trench, unimpressed at having his fishing holiday interrupted. Trench is determined to get back to the river bank as soon as possible despite finding himself having to sort through a diverse cast of characters each of whom has a motive and opportunity for committing the deadly crime.
Oundle Festival of Music and Drama
Saturday, 6th April
7pm - 9pm
St Peter's Church, Oundle
Church Street, PE8 4EE
Adult £7/ Under 16 £2.50
Discounts for sponsors and patrons.
The Festival Concert will celebrate the 101st competitive festival to be held in Oundle.
The competition for Oundle Young Musician of the Year 2019 will take place during the concert. Oundle Young Singer 2019 and the Oundle Town Council Drama Prize Winners will also perform. The Allegra Singers from Thrapston, cup winners in 2018, will be joining the line up.
Oundle & District Choral Society are pleased to present
Vivaldi " Gloria " & Tippett "Five Negro Spirituals"
Saturday 13th April at 7:30pm.
St Peter’s Church, Oundle
North Street, Oundle
The varied programme will include:
- Antonio Vivaldi’s outstandingly popular setting of the Gloria, which has been the subject of over 100 CD recordings since it was “re-discovered” in 1939, 225 years after Vivaldi wrote the piece
- Sir Michael Tippett’s moving adaptations of 5 negro spirituals from his Oratorio A Child of our Time. Tippett used the spirituals in the same way as Bach did with the chorales in his Passions, to provide the audience with well-known melodies to bind the overall work together
- A selection of modern secular works from composers ranging from Karl Jenkins to Ēriks Ešenvalds and including Samuel Barber’s perennial favourite Adagio for Strings
The Society will be accompanied by the Oundle Choral Society Ensemble, who so ably performed Handel’s Messiah for us at Christmas last and will welcome our usual high standard of vocal soloists to brighten the evening for everyone.
The Society would like to thank Oundle Town Council for their continuing support for our efforts.
This concert is also supported by VSHLaw solicitors of Thrapston.
We look forward to seeing you!
Yarwell and Nassington Britannia Band presents
"A Summer Party" Brass Band Concert
Friday, 10th May 2019
7:45pm - 10pm
Church Street, PE8 6QG
Yarwell & Nassington Britannia Band are returning to Nassington Church to perform a concert of light-hearted brass band music to celebrate the beginning of summer. This year’s theme is “A Summer Party”. There will be complementary canapes and a glass of prosecco on arrival with doors opening at 7:00pm
We are raising funds for the Nene Valley Care Trust who do fantastic work locally to provide “Brighter futures for young people leaving care”.
Come and enjoy a glass of wine and sit back and listen to some great brass band music.
Sponsored by Nene Valley Care Trust
Echoes of the Plantagenets
recreating Fotheringhay’s rich musical heritage
Saturday 25 May 2019 at 7pm
Church of St Mary and All Saints
Fotheringhay PE8 5HZ
Tickets: £25 / £20 (restricted view) - both non-allocated seating
Ticket only admission - please purchase in advance to avoid disappointment.
This special concert promises to provide a magical experience!
- Acclaimed Cambridge Academic and Choral Director Dr
conducts his new vocal ensemble The Alamire Scholars
assembled from the very cream of Cambridge’s young vocal talent
- James Parsons plays the Wingfield ‘Early English’ organ
- redoubtable and entertaining historian Dr David Starkey paints the scene
Together they seek to rediscover Fotheringhay’s rich musical heritage.
Fotheringhay Church draws visitors from all over the world!
Impressive as it is, the building is now just a fragment of an impressive royal establishment nurtured by the Dukes of York. By the 1440’s, Fotheringhay was a College of Singing Priests, living in a large, well-appointed College. Their community included eight singing men and thirteen choir boys.
Music at the College must have been impressive and there were two organs. Composers who lived there or visited included Hugh Aston, Richard Davy and Christopher Tye. Later, Fotheringhay and Oundle schoolmaster John Sadler collected these composers’ key works in his PartBooks (now in the Bodleian Library).
Hear these remarkable compositions, in glorious polyphonic blend, on 25 May!
And in the second half – revel in the richly expressive choral compositions of our great English muses Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, dating from the 16th century when, after St Mary’s College Fotheringhay College had been disbanded (thanks to Henry VIII’s reforms!), church music composers were required to write in English – for fear of the Tower of London!
A special feature of this special concert will be James’s organ solos, played on a small organ just like the organs of mediaeval Fotheringhay. We are thrilled to be hosting a residency of the Wingfield Organ, on loan from the Royal College of Organists; it is precisely modelled upon surviving pieces of a 16th century instrument found in Suffolk – high pitched and hauntingly beautiful in tone.
Eminent historian Dr David Starkey should prove an added attraction, as he paints the scene in his inimitable sparky style!
Join us for an unusual and memorable evening.
Proceeds from the concert go to the church.
Oundle Music School presents
Music for a Summer's Evening
Wednesday 26th June
6:30pm for 7:30pm start
Burghley House, Stamford
We are thrilled to return to Burghley for one of our best nights of the year. Through celebrating and focusing on our talented leavers, we feature many ensembles and music most appropriate to the setting of this resplendent House.
Schola Cantorum and members of the Chamber Orchestra will be appearing, along with members of the OSJOs who will set the scene and pace in the Courtyard on entry.
Bach: Brandenburg No.3
Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto
Marcello: Oboe Concerto
A moment from Hayden's Creation
£15 including drinks.
Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Oundle Fringe Festival presents
Golf and Treasure Hunt Competition
6pm Oundle Golf Club
Benefield Rd, PE8 4EZ
Competition entry fee: £2.50 per person
BBQ: £10 Adult / £7.50 Child
A golfing treasure hunt with a difference for teams of two with a BBQ half way round.
When buying tickets please choose entry fee per person plus the number of adult/child BBQ accordingly.
14th Annual T S Eliot Festival
Sunday, 7th July
10:30am - 4:30pm
Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 5RJ
TS Member/Friend of Little Gidding £30
“If you came this way…”
T S ELIOT AT LITTLE GIDDING
An inspirational day of talks, readings, and discussions near the dull façade, and the tombstone—all made famous by
Eliot’s great poem.
The annual Little Gidding Lecture, sponsored by the T S Eliot International Summer School, will be delivered by Robert Von Hallberg, Professor of English Language and Literature at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.
Michael Hrebeniak, college lecturer at Wolfson and Magdalene, Cambridge, will talk about “The Epoch of Space: The Waste Land as Collage”.
Mary Ann Lund, Associate Professor in Renaissance English Literature at the University of Leicester, will present, “Meditating on Little Gidding, Part 1”.
An annual tradition continues: ‘My favourite Eliot’, with contributions from the audience.
The programme concludes with Ali Smith reading “Little Gidding.” Sebastian Barry has described Smith, the author of ten novels and five collections of short stories, as “Scotland’s Nobel laureate-in-waiting.”
The Festival takes place in the garden of Ferrar House at Little Gidding, in Cambridgeshire. In addition to the programme of Eliot-related events, morning coffee, a two-course buffet lunch, and afternoon tea will be served. Doors open at 10:30am, and the Festival concludes at 4:30pm.
For information about tickets, please visit littlegidding.org.uk/eliotfestival
Oundle Fringe Festival presents
Fringe Festival Quiz
Sunday 7th July
7.30pm Queen Victoria Hall
West Street, PE8 4EJ
£5 in advance / £6 on the door
Test your music and literary knowledge!
Come with friends or join a table on the night.
Bring your own bar, nibbles provided.
Oundle Fringe Festival presents
Down County Boys Show
Tuesday, 9th July
Stahl Theatre, Oundle
West Street, PE8 4EJ
£8 advance sales / £9 on the door
7pm Young Performers A chance to introduce young local
performers to the big stage.
8pm Irene Rae Local girl, “The one to watch” (Maverick Magazine) with a new album “The Light Games”
9pm Down County Boys Ray Duffy brings one of the finest
Bluegrass bands to Oundle.