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Barnwell Entertainers presents
Drinking Habits - A Farce by Tom Smith
Barnwell Village Hall
Hemington Rd, Barnwell, PE8 5 QD
19:30 - 22:00
Doors open at 19:00
Tickets: £6 (non-allocated seating)
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud, twist in the tale farce. Unbeknown to Mother Superior, two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail.
They go undercover in a series of barely believable guises and their presence becomes more ridiculous when combined with a new nun, a failed amateur magician turned Priest and teetotal Mother Superior all of which spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
Author Tom Smith
Directors Anne Swarbrick, Martin Marsters
Oundle Festival of Music & Drama presents
Festival 100 Concert
Saturday, 28th April 2018
St Peter's Church, Oundle
Church Street, PE8 4EE
Tickets: £10 Adult, £5 Under 16
The Festival 100 Concert will celebrate the 100th competitive festival to be held in Oundle and 50 years since the introduction of Speech and Drama classes. Peterborough Male Voice Choir and Malcolm Sargent School Choir, winners of many awards in recent years will perform.
The competition for Oundle Young Musician of the Year 2018 will take place during the concert. Oundle Young Singer 2018 and the Oundle Town Council Drama Prize Winners will also perform.
We are delighted that Ellen Porter, Oundle Young Musician 2014, and Anna Maria Munoz, Oundle Young Singer 2015, are interrupting their musical studies to take part in the celebration.
Oundle and District Choral Society present
Gioacchino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle
Saturday, 5th May 2018
7:45pm - 10pm
St Peter’s Church, Oundle
Church Street, PE8 4EE
Ticket: £10 to include one drink
The work was written in 1863 at the request of Count Alexis Pillet-Will for his wife to whom it is dedicated. The composer, who had retired from more than 30 years before, described it as "the last of my péchés de vieillesse" (sins of old age).
The unusual scoring for voices, two pianos and harmonium is in the Neapolitan harpsichord tradition of the 18th century. The mass is structured in several extended movements in the tradition of the missa solemnis, but the composer labeled it petite with a grain of irony. He wrote on the last page of the manuscript:
"Dear Lord, here it is finished, this poor little mass... Not much technique, a little bit of heart, that’s all."
ODCS under their director, John Arkell, will be joined by soloists, Maureen Braithwaite; soprano, Catherine Griffiths; mezzo soprano, Andrew Kennedy; tenor and Keel Watson; bass, and will use the original accompaniment of two pianos and harmonium; Elizabeth Arkell and Quentin Thomas; pianos and Alec Hone; Harmonium.
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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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.
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.
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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