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Music for a Summer's Evening at Burghley House

Music for a Summer's Evening at Burghley House

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Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 19:30Book Now
Music for a Summer’s Evening

Wednesday, 28th June

We end our year much as we started it - with a focus on our very able pupils. On this occasion, we hone in on our parting Upper Sixth musicians, a particularly splendid cohort of enthusiastic and talented individuals who have brought much joy and contributed many notes to our music-making over their years. Concerto movements, virtuosic moments and swansongs will abound from orchestral ensembles and choirs, aided by as many younger musicians as we can accommodate in this stunning venue. Please bring a picnic and come in smart attire. A fine evening awaits.

Venue
Burghley House

Performance
6.30pm for 7.30pm

Tickets
£15 including drinks. Please book well in advance: limited number available.

Jive Workshop and the glorious One Eyed Cats

Jive Workshop and the glorious One Eyed Cats

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Friday, 30th June 2017, 19:00Book Now
Oundle Fringe presents

Jive Workshop and the glorious One Eyed Cats

Friday, 30th June 2017

19:00 - 23:00

Victoria Hall
West Street, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Tickets: Adults £7 / U15s £5

Whether it’s high-octane rock n roll perfect for jiving and jumping, cool blues or hair-down sing-along, the CATS always deliver...and incredibly well!

Their large line-up guarantees a huge sound, with a fiery brass section, rocking guitar and rolling piano. They are fine musicians and the music they make is accomplished, energetic and very entertaining and they always lift the roof off the place!

Come and Learn to Jive (7:00-8:00) then get ready to bop away the rest of the evening to the glorious One Eyed Cats.

Acoustic Supper Band, BBQ and putting competition

Acoustic Supper Band, BBQ and putting competition

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Saturday 1 Jul 20175:30pm Book Now
Fringe presents

Acoustic Supper Band, BBQ and putting competition

Saturday, 1st July 2017

17:30 - 22:30

Oundle Golf Club
Benefield Rd, Oundle, PE8 4EZ

TICKETS: £15 adults/£7.50 U16 include music, BBQ and putting competition

Come and enjoy a relaxing and entertaining evening at Oundle Golf club on Saturday, 1st July 2017.

From 17.30 there will be a fun putting competition with prizes for non-golfers and children as well as members on the practice greens - no equipment needed.

Then at 18.30 the BBQ will commence and be available for 2 hours or more.

The Acoustic Supper band will start the first of 4 sessions at 19.30, so come along and join in the music fun. Led by Mark Zwanziger on vocals and acoustic guitar, ASB play a wide variety of covers, from Mumford and Sons, Van Morrison, Lynryd Skynyrd and the Commitments. No need to bring your ear defenders as the ASB don’t use massive amplifiers and feel free to join them at their table between sets as you will be most welcome.

For all the family, children welcome and dress code is open - so long as you wear some clothes...

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars

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Friday, 7th July 2017, 19:30Book Now (Sold Out)
THE RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS present

The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook

Friday, 7th July 2017

7.30pm STAHL THEATRE
West Street, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £16.50 adult / £5 u18

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars entertain with their unique combination of live jazz, narration and rare archive images celebrating the history of this legendary British institution.

Since its humble beginnings as a basement music bar through to the internationally acclaimed music venue it is today, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is known for showcasing influential artists such as Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Michael Bublé. Led by the Club’s Musical Director, James Pearson, and featuring the vocal talents of Natalie Williams, "one of the UK’s hottest singers" (Time Out), this ode to the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s is a must for any music fan.

Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to. The Observer

Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Sponsored by Schoolblazer

UPDATE 12th April: TICKETS SOLD OUT!

Battle Proms Picnic Concert 2017

Battle Proms Picnic Concert 2017

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Saturday, 8th July 2017, 18:15Book Now (Early bird £3off till 30 April )
Battle Proms Picnic Concert

Saturday, 8th July 2017

Gates open 4.30pm, entertainments from approx. 6.15pm
Finish approx. 10.30pm

PRICES:

Adult (age 16 and over) £35 early booking price before 1 May 2017
£38 from 1 May 2017
£43 on the day of the concert (subject to availability)

Child aged 5-15 £18 (Age 4 and under are free and do not require a ticket.)

Celebrate 20 years of Britain’s premier classical open-air concert series with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks!

Pack up the hampers and champers and join the crowd at the annual Battle Proms Concert, returning to the stunning grounds overlooking Burghley House on Saturday 8 July in 2017.

Last year over 7,000 people attended this very special event, now a firmly established favourite in the local calendar. Approaching its 13th year at Burghley, the series itself is celebrating 20 years since the first Battle Proms was staged, and there’s a reason it continues to grow year on year.

Concert-goers will be treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of entertainment at this party in the park with a difference.

The full 2 hour orchestral concert from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes, will include a host of well-known classical pieces and conclude with a ‘last night of the proms’ sing-along with favourites such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and more.

The musical programme will be augmented by a toe-tapping warm-up act, thrilling Napoleonic cavalry displays, a meticulously choreographed aerial display from a WWII Spitfire, The Red Devils parachute display team, live firing cannons and, of course, spectacular fireworks. 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 Napoleonic cannon providing a thunderous percussion!

Visit the Battle Proms website for further information www.battleproms.com

European Union Chamber Orchestra

European Union Chamber Orchestra

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Saturday, 8th July 2017, 19:30Book Now
EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Saturday, 8th July 2017

7.30pm OUNDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Milton Road, PE8 4AB

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

The prestigious EUCO is one of the official musical ambassadors of the European Union. Its players are among the finest young European professional musicians. The orchestra regularly performs in major concert halls across Europe and has regualrly toured around the world.

This concert features the young and remarkably talented horn soloist, Benjamin Goldscheider, one of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 finalists. Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto,is the centrepiece of this concert which also includes Elgar’s Serenade for Strings, Haydn’s Symphony No 42 and Bartok’s Hungarian Dances as well as a short new work for horn and orchestra by the English composer, Diana Burrell.

A demanding and richly varied programme brought great pleasure to the listeners who could only go home consumed by the music. Rheinische Post

Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Sponsored by Douglas and Margaret Butler

Supported by The Leche Trust

Canopy site: Beauty and the Beast (2017) (PG)

Canopy site: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Saturday, 8th July 2017, 20:00Book Now
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Outdoor Cinema, Beauty and the Beast (2017) (PG)

Saturday, 8th July 2017, 8pm

Oundle Wharf, PE8 4DE

Price: £10 per site only (bring your own gazebo)

OUTDOOR CINEMA: Beauty and the Beast (2017) (PG)

OUTDOOR CINEMA: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Saturday, 8th July 2017, 20:00Book Now
OUTDOOR CINEMA - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) (PG)

Saturday, 8th July 2017

OUNDLE WHARF
The Wharf, Station Rd, PE8 4DE

Gates open: 8.00pm
Film starts: 9.50pm

TICKETS:

Advance Tickets: £10 adult / £7.50 u18
On the gate: £12.50 adult / £9 u18

Limited canopy spaces at £10 (site only - bring your own gazebo)

Change of outdoor film:
This year's smash hit, Beauty and the Beast, has just become available for outdoor screening, so we've taken the decision to give Oundle audiences the earliest opportunity to watch it at the Outdoor Cinema in place of Back to the Future.

Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nathan Mack, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson in supporting roles. It also has a brilliant soundtrack sung by the cast and Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, John Legend and Josh Groban.

Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

The bar will be stocked with local Nene Valley Brewery beers available for purchase as well as lager, wine, cider, Pimms and soft drinks, or you are welcome to bring your own drinks and picnic under the stars while watching this great film.

Performance ends at approximately 11.50pm

Screened by LUNA FLIX, outdoor cinema

Oundle Open Gardens 2017

Oundle Open Gardens 2017

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Sunday, 9th July 2017, 11:00Book Now
Oundle Open Gardens

Sunday, 9th July 2017

11.00am - 5.00pm, Around Oundle

Map and Garden Guide £5 on the day from:
The Hub, Fletton House, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4AJ.

Tickets may be purchased in advance and exchanged for a Map and Garden Guide on the day.

Make the most of this opportunity to stroll around many of the town’s exquisite private gardens. Each featured garden was chosen for its emphasis on ‘grow your own’ and ‘cultivate to enjoy’ practices, which highlight this year’s theme of Beautiful and Edible.

As you walk around town, visit some of the short concerts being given as part of Oundle on Show.

Please note: not all the gardens are fully accessible.

Arranged by Transition Oundle

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Robert Burton & Stephen Ostler

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Robert Burton & Stephen Ostler

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Monday, 10th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Robert Burton saxophone

Stephen Ostler piano

Monday, 10th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St., PE8 4EE

TICKETS: £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)

Opening our lunchtime recital series is the winner of the coveted title of Oundle Young Musician of the Year 2016, Robert Burton. His programme includes music specially written for the saxophone by a wide range of 19th and 20th century composers, including Rudy Wiedhoft’s Valse Vanite, Paule Maurice’s Tableaux de Provence and Paul Creston’s Sonata Op 19. This recital is designed to showcase Burton’s talent and tremendous range and beauty of the saxophone.

Performance ends at approximately .45pm

Sponsored by Francis and Rachel Terry

An Evening with Reverend Richard Coles

An Evening with Reverend Richard Coles

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Monday, 10th July 2017, 19:30Book Now (Sold Out)
AN EVENING WITH REVEREND RICHARD COLES

Monday, 10th July 2017

7.30pm STAHL THEATRE

West St, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £10 adult / £5 u18

Interviewed by Adam Begley

The irrepressible Reverend Richard Coles is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and can often be seen on celebrity panel shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You. He is Parish Priest of St Mary’s Church, Finedon, and a national treasure. Friend and author, Adam Begley (whose new book - The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera - about the fabled 19th century Parisian photographer, adventurer and pioneer is published on 11 July) interviews Richard about his extraordinary life which he has written about with searing honesty in Fathomless Riches and Bringing in the Sheaves, the story of his personal pilgrimage from the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll days of the Communards to his life as a parish priest and broadcaster. This event is sure to be fascinating, candid and highly entertaining.

Ends at approximately 8.45pm

Sponsored by The Oundle Bookshop - Colemans

UPDATE 12th April: TICKETS SOLD OUT!

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Guy Cutting & Hannah Ely

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Guy Cutting & Hannah Ely

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Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Guy Cutting tenor

Hannah Ely piano

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St, PE8 4EE

TICKETS: £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)

A brilliant song recital by the talented young tenor, Guy Cutting, accompanied by Hannah Ely. Guy’s impressive programme celebrates the extraordinary flowering of English song which took place in the first half of the 20th century and features two of the great English song cycles, George Butterworth’s A Shrophire Lad and Gerald Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring, as well as music by Ivor Gurney and Herbert Howells.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

The Bach Walk 2017

The Bach Walk 2017

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Tuesday, 11th July 2017, 17:45pmBook Now
THE BACH WALK

Luba Tunnicliffe viola

Oliver Wass harp

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

5.45pm - 10:30pm SUDBOROUGH / LOWICK

Venues:
All Saints Church, Sudborough Rd, Sudborough, NN14 3BX
The Old Rectory, Sudborough Rd, Sudborough, NN14 3BX
St Peter's Church, Main St, Lowick, NN14 3BH

TICKETS:

£30 walk, supper and concerts
£20 walk and concerts (bring your own picnic)
£15 both concerts only
£10 one concert only (7pm or 10pm)

Tickets include free entry from 4pm to the beautiful gardens of The Old Rectory.

5.45pm Meet at The Old Rectory, Sudborough
Walk to Lowick
7.00pm Concert in Lowick Church
7.30pm Walk back to Sudborough
8.15pm Supper at The Old Rectory Barn or The Vane Arms
(check ticket for supper venue)
10.00pm Late-night concert in All Saints Church, Sudborough

Supper tickets include a delicious two-course meal (food only) in The Old Rectory Barn Courtyard (main course with vegetarian option and pudding, accompanied by seasonal vegetables and fruits grown in the garden) or The Vane Arms (fish pie or Iberian bean stew and pudding)

Inspired by J S Bach’s 560 mile round trip walk to hear Buxtehude play the organ, we invite you to join us on our annual, shorter and more gentle stroll between two of East Northamptonshire’s beautiful villages. Supper tickets include a delicious two-course meal (food only) at The Old Rectory Barn or The Vane Arms, or bring a picnic supper to eat in the delightful garden of the The Old Rectory. Drinks will be available to purchase as will tea and cake before the walk.

Two outstanding young musicians, Oliver Wass (the fi rst harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal, the Guildhall School of Music’s most prestigious prize) and Luba Tunnicliffe (First Prize winner in the 2016 St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition) join forces to play music by Bach, Bax, Britten and Tchaikovsky.

Evening ends at approximately 10.30pm

Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and The Old Rectory Gardens.

www.theoldrectorygardens.co.uk

Sponsored by Nene Living

www.neneliving.co.uk

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Christian Lane

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Christian Lane

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Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Christian Lane organ

Wednesday, 12th July 2017

1.00pm OUNDLE SCHOOL CHAPEL
Milton Rd, PE8 4AB

TICKETS: £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)

Winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and director of Boston Organ Studio, Christian Lane is one of America’s most accomplished, respected and dynamic concert organists. He puts Oundle School Chapel’s famous Frobenius organ through its paces with a wide ranging programme including music by Buxtehude, J S Bach, Mendelssohn, Ned Rorem, Percy Whitlock, James MacMillan, Guy Bovet and Thierry Escaich.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

Verdi, IL TROVATORE (encore screening)

Verdi, IL TROVATORE (encore screening)

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Wednesday, 12th July 2017, 19:00Book Now
IL TROVATORE (ENCORE SCREENING)

Wednesday, 12th July 2017

7.00pm STAHL THEATRE
West St,PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece endures as one of the most popular operas in the world today. A riveting storyline, filled with jealousy, kidnapping, murder and revenge, combined with fiery and emotional music, including the famous Anvil Chorus, make this screening a thrilling must-see. The production, which was recorded at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden, features four of the most celebrated opera singers in the world. Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo with Marina Prudenskaya and Gaston Rivera, lead the impressive ensemble, directed by Daniel Barenboim.

Anna Netrebko, in devastating form (The Times), draws a compelling and immediate portrait of Leonora from beginning to end. Plácido Domingo, stars for the first time as Conte di Luna, with his magical stage presence [that] ennobles every evening of opera (Die Welt). Daniel Barenboim’s conducting of this work is positively sensational (Berliner Zeitung).

Screening ends at approximately 10.00pm

In association with Oundle Cinema

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Francisco Vilar

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Francisco Vilar

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Thursday, 13th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3 + Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Francisco Vilar piano

Thursday, 13th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St, PE8 4EE

TICKETS: £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)

Born in Porto, Francisco is a young pianist who has already won many international and national prizes including the Alexander Scriabin Competition, Paris (2nd Prize) and the Fundao International Piano Competition, Portugal (1st Prize). Vilar is acclaimed for his fluid technique, refined musicianship and a natural sense of projection, which his programme, including Schumann’s Fantasie in C and three of Debussy’s Préludes, will amply demonstrate.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

Illyria Children's Theatre, The Emperor's New Clothes

Illyria Children's Theatre, The Emperor's New Clothes

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Thursday, 13th July 2017, 17:00Book Now
ILLYRIA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Oliver Gray

Thursday, 13th July 2017

5.00pm BARNWELL COUNTRY PARK
Barnwell Rd, PE8 5JA

TICKETS:
£35 Family ticket (two adults & two children)
£15 adult / £5 u18

llyria’s cheekiest show ever! Set against the backdrop of one of the area’s most popular public parks, the always-entertaining Illyria present their hilarious take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic story of an Emperor on his “revealing” quest for wisdom. The Emperor’s New Clothes was critic’s choice at the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe festival and attracted multiple 5-star reviews on a sell-out UK tour.

This family-friendly open-air theatre event is a highlight of the diary for of all ages. Bring your picnic and low-backed chairs or rugs - no seating provided. There will be a selection of food and drink available in the Kingfisher Cafe.

All ages welcome. Recommended viewing age 5+.
Pay & Display car parking available.

Performance ends at approximately 6.40pm (includes 20 minute interval)

In association with Barnwell Country Park

BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

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Thursday, 13th July 2017, 20:00Book Now (Sold Out)
BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

Thursday, 13th July 2017

8.00pm STAHL THEATRE
West St, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

This vibrant and thrilling band is led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick who played on the soundtrack of Poldark. Their uplifting style entertains with traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and beautiful ballads, such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Andy Statman’s beautiful Flatbush Waltz, feature in this enchanting live performance. Evoking vivid images of tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest cafe life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - the hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship of the BCO will inspire you to book a holiday on the Danube!

...the audience leaves grinning as well as musically impressed and satisfied. The Herald

Performance ends at approximately 9.45pm

Sponsored by Waterland Associates Architects

UPDATE 15th May 17: TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT!

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Minerva Piano Trio

LUNCHTIME RECITAL: Minerva Piano Trio

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Friday, 14th July 2017, 13:00Book Now (3+ Lunchtime Recitals @ £1 off)
LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Minerva Piano Trio

Friday, 14th July 2017

1.00pm ST PETER’S CHURCH
Church St, PE8 4EE

TICKETS: £6 (Buy tickets to 3 or more Lunchtime Recitals for only £5 each)

Selected by St John’s Smith Square as Young Artists 2016/17, the Minerva Piano Trio is an innovative and exciting ensemble. Known for their passion for new music, historical research, and creative collaborations, the trio create beautiful, energetic and technically immaculate music. Their programme includes Mozart’s exuberant B flat major trio K 502 along with Scenes from Daphnis and Chloe by Ravel in an arrangement specially commissioned from the composer, David Knotts, as well as Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s elegant My Fleeting Angel, based on Sylvia Plath’s short story, The Wishing Box.

Performance ends at approximately 1.45pm

Sponsored by Kate Wishart

RUISI QUARTET- Haydn's Legacy

RUISI QUARTET- Haydn's Legacy

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Friday, 14th July 2017, 19:30Book Now
RUISI QUARTET

Haydn’s Legacy

Friday, 14th July 2017

7.30pm STAHL THEATRE
West St, PE8 4EJ

TICKETS: £15 adult / £5 u18

Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Young British String Players in 2015, the Ruisi Quartet is a gem of its generation.

Founded in 2012 by brothers Alessandro and Max, the quartet performs regularly throughout the UK and Europe, including at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Kings Place.

A cornerstone of the classical period, Haydn’s influence can be found in many works of the three musical giants of the time: Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. Featuring a quartet by each of them, Mozart’s Dissonance, Beethoven’s Op 18 No 1 and Schubert’s Quartettsatz, as well as Haydn’s Op 50 No 1, this programme, presented chronologically, is a rare opportunity to hear the musical thread running through these masterpieces.

Strikingly immediate, committed and direct. Chichester Observer

Performance ends at approximately 9.30pm

Sponsored by The Countess Howe

Canopy Site for Party at the Wharf 17

Canopy Site for Party at the Wharf 17

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Saturday, 15th July 2017, 11:00amBook Now (Sold Out)
Canopy site purchase for Party at the Wharf.

Price: £20 per site

For more detailed location and plan please have a look at the bottom of the Party at the Wharf event description.

CANOPY SITES HAVE SOLD OUT! We cannot accommodate any extra spaces. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Party at the Wharf 2017

Party at the Wharf 2017

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Saturday, 15th July 2017, 17:00Book Now
Party at the Wharf 2017

Starring Absolute Bowie and The Houndogs

OUNDLE WHARF, STATION ROAD, PE8 4DE

TICKETS:

In advance if booked by 30 June 2017: £18 Adult / £10 U18
In advance from 1 July 2017: £20 adult / £10 U18
On the door (if available): £25 Adult / £15 U18
U12s free but must be booked and accompanied by a paying adult.

Canopy site: £20 (site only, bring your own gazebo)

11.00am Set up your Canopy Pitch (Limited availability - book early to avoid disappointment)
4.00pm Gates open
5.00pm Let the fun begin!
10.45pm The party's over... until next year!

Oundle’s Party of the year! Fun for all the family with a range of entertainments for the kids while the grown ups dance the night away. The bar will be stocked with local Nene Valley Brewery beers and there will be a variety of food stalls or you can bring your own picnic.

This year we are proud give star billing to Absolute Bowie supported by The Houndogs. Local bands (to be announced) will feature from 5pm.

While there will only ever be one David Bowie - he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions - Absolute Bowie, Europe’s finest David Bowie tribute band, continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show.

The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 8 years, faithfully performing the Bowie’s music with uncanny accuracy. Come on a journey to experience the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80's.

Absolute Bowie has been voted one of the best tribute bands in the UK with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.

"Absolutely wicked. As one who was there, watching AB put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that you'll get. Enjoy." - Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars)

The Houndogs are quite simply one of the best Rock and Roll bands in the UK. The band was formed by the three Wilsonbrothers nearly 15 years ago, and since then they have built up a wide reputation for their exhilarating live performances. Their wild energy has to be seen to be believed and includes members of the band jumping off the drum kit, standing on the double bass and even setting fire to the cymbals! The guys always give 110% to their performances and have the crowd begging for more.

Supported by Tap and Kitchen and Nene Valley Brewery.

To purchase canopy site please click on canopy sites "BOOK NOW" button separately. Have a look at the canopy setup on the plan below!

Thurning Feast 2017

Thurning Feast 2017

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Tuesday, 25th July 2017, 17:00Book Now
Presented by Thurning Village

THURNING FEAST

TUESDAY, 25th July 2016

5:00PM - 12:30AM - Thurning Village Hall

Hall Close, Clopton Road, Thurning, Peterborough, PE8 5RE

TICKETS:
Adult £5, Accompanied Under 15 - FREE
£6 on the door on the night

This is a spectacular festival, which takes place on ....whichever day the 25th of July falls on! Thurning Feast is a unique annual event that takes place in July, in East Northamptonshire in a small village called Thurning.

There are many historical references to the Feasts held in centuries past, however the current event has continued with the same theme since it was revived in the 1970s after a long interruption caused by WWII. Thurning Feast is a medieval festival and was resurrected 40 years ago to raise funds for the church roof, over the years it has steadily grown, into the successful event it is today.

Attracting around 5,000 visitors, which come from miles around. This vibrant village feast brings the local community together in aid of raising funds now 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.

Sponsored by Digfield Ales, Gents Glass and Top Notch Joinery.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

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Friday 28 Jul 20177:00pm Book Now
Boxtree Productions presents

The Wind in the Willows

Friday, 28th July 2017, 19:00pm - 21:00

in Peterborough Cathedral Cloister

Enjoy the beloved tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad in the magical open-air setting of the Cloisters, performed by BoxTree Productions.

Mole says 'dang' and 'blast it!', throws down his broom and sets off on an adventure. On his journey he meets the effervescent Ratty who shows him the wonders of picnics and messing about on the river. Then they run into Badger, the wise old sage of the woods, and Toad of Toad Hall whose exploits cause all manner of mischief and upheaval. When the Weasels take over at Toad Hall it's up to Mole and Ratty, Badger and Toad to take back control.

With inventive staging, original songs and magical storytelling the audience is invited to enjoy this classic tale of adventure, friendship and picnics in Boxtree Production's unique and energetic way!

Tickets: £12 adults (on the day, £15), £9 children under 16 (on the day, £11), £33 family, 2 adults, 2 children (on the day, £40).

Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

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Saturday 7 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
Some Enchanted Evening; a Rodgers and Hammerstein Spectacular

Saturday, 7th October 2017

19:30 - 21:30

Oakham School Chapel
Chapel Close, Market, Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT

David Calow - conductor
Caroline Trutz - soprano
Michael Lessiter - bass-baritone

Programme

Music and songs from:

Oklahoma!
The King and I
South Pacific
Carousel
and The Sound of Music sing-along finale!

TICKETS:
Full price: on the door £13, in advance £11
Concessions: on the door £11, in advance £9.
Children and students under 18, and students in full time education £3

Associate Conductor David Calow opens our season with ‘Some Enchanted Evening; a Rodgers and Hammerstein Spectacular!’. Come and hear all of your ‘favourite things’ from ‘Carousel’, ‘The King and I’, ‘Oklahoma!’ and ‘South Pacific’ and take part in a ‘Sound of Music’ sing-along finale! We will also be performing other works by Richard Rodgers including the music to the ballet 'Slaughter on Tenth Avenue'. Our vocal soloists are local soprano Caroline Trutz, making a welcome return to sing with us, and bass-baritone Michael Lessiter from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The previous Sinfonia Musicals concerts were very popular so book early!

Clarinet Fantastique

Clarinet Fantastique

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Saturday 25 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now
Clarinet Fantastique

Saturday, 25th November 2017

19:30 - 21:30

St. Peter's Church, Oundle
Church Street, PE8 4AL

Paul Hilliam - conductor

Marie Lloyd - clarinet

Programme

Verdi, Overture - The Force of Destiny

Mozart, Clarinet Concerto

Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique

TICKETS:
Full price: on the door £13, in advance £11
Concessions: on the door £11, in advance £9.
Children and students under 18, and students in full time education £3

Three popular classics can be heard in the orchestra’s annual autumn concert in St Peter’s Church, Oundle. Verdi’s stirring Overture ‘The Force of Destiny’ reached a wide audience as the sound track for the films ‘Jean De Florette’ and ‘Manon Des Sources’ - and more recently in an advert for lager! Then Mozart’s beautiful Clarinet Concerto will be performed by Marie Lloyd, one of the UK’s leading clarinetists, and a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. The immediate inspiration for our final piece, Symphonie Fantastique, was the composer’s infatuation with the Irish Shakespearean actress Harriet Smithson. When Berlioz saw her in Paris in the roles of Ophelia and Juliet he declared 'I will marry that woman and on that drama, I will write my greatest symphony'. His Symphonie Fantastique is a tour de force for the orchestra with the 'March to the Scaffold' and 'The Witches' Sabbath' among the highlights.

Young Talent in Concert

Young Talent in Concert

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Saturday 10 Mar 20187:30pm Book Now
Young Talent in Concert

Saturday, 10th March 2018

19:30 - 21:30

Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Chapel Close, Market, Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT

Paul Hilliam - conductor

Sam Thomas - trumpet

Henry Newton - trombone

Thomas Penny - trumpet

Morgan Overton - piano

Programme

Brown, The Irish Brigade - Premiere performance

Neruda, Trumpet Concerto

David, Trombone Concerto 1st Movement

Larsson, Trumpet Concerto

Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man

Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Márquez, Conga del fuego

TICKETS:
Full price: on the door £13, in advance £11
Concessions: on the door £11, in advance £9.
Children and students under 18, and students in full time education £3

Our Young Soloists’ Concert includes three terrific brass concertos and a number of American pieces. It doesn’t get more American than Gershwin’s 'Rhapsody in Blue' and those of you who came to our recent ‘Post Cards from America’ concert will share our excitement about hearing more music by Márquez - this time an arrangement of the Conga! Starting this concert, is the premiere of ‘The Irish Brigade’ by local composer George Brown - the American connection being that these troops fought at Gettysburg.

Kings, Chess and Mozart

Kings, Chess and Mozart

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Saturday 12 May 20187:30pm Book Now
Kings, Chess and Mozart

Saturday, 12th May 2018

19:30 - 21:30

Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Chapel Close, Market, Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT

Paul Hilliam - conductor

Anne Bolt - piano

Programme

Walton, Prelude to Richard III

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 K466

Bliss, 'Checkmate' - Ballet Suite

TICKETS:
Full price: on the door £13, in advance £11
Concessions: on the door £11, in advance £9.
Children and students under 18, and students in full time education £3

Our Season's Finale takes us from Shakespeare's (and Leicester's) famous King in Walton’s 'Prelude to Richard III' to the emotion of Mozart’s dark and brooding 'Piano Concerto No. 20' with Anne Bolt as soloist. Mozart's D minor piano concerto is one of contrasts. The drama of the first movement is followed by the sublime Romance and then the lively Finale. The programme ends with the music Arthur Bliss wrote at the height of his powers in 1937 for his ballet ‘Checkmate’, which depicts the moves of Bishops, Knights, Kings and Queens as they clash in a dramatic game of chess. It is considered a cornerstone of the British ballet repertoire.