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G. Verdi, A Masked Ball performed by Peterborough Opera

G. Verdi, A Masked Ball performed by Peterborough Opera

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Friday 27 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
Saturday 28 Oct 20177:30pm Book Now
A Masked Ball - opera by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by Peterborough Opera

A fully staged performance in English with orchestra.

27 and 28 October at 7.30pm

Queen Victoria Hall, 7 West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Tickets: £14 adults / £10 Under 19s

A Masked Ball tells a tale of forbidden love, political conspiracies, fortune telling, betrayal and tragedy.

The cast is led by Mark Ellse (Riccardo), Lyndsey Evans (Edgar), Mike Hammond (Silvano), Julie Van Haperen (Amelia's servant), Glyn Jones (Tom), Laurence Lewis (the Magistrate), Martin Muir (Renato), Anna Murgatroyd (Oscar), Simon Thompson (Samuel), Ami Walsh (Ulrica), and Liz Williams (Amelia). The production will be directed by Mark Ellse, and Kate Wishart returns as Musical Director.

Whilst preparing for a masked ball, Prince Riccardo is informed by his friend and advisor, Renato, that there are people conspiring against him; Riccardo refuses to believe him.

After being informed by Ulrica (the local fortune-teller) that he's going to be killed by a friend, Riccardo intercepts Amelia, the wife of Renato. They confess their forbidden love for each other, but unfortunately for them, Renato discovers them together and vows to join the conspirators in the plot to assassinate Riccardo.

Will Renato go through with the assassination of his friend? All will be revealed at The Masked Ball.

For more information about Peterborough Opera's future events, go to www.peterboroughopera.co.uk, or find us on Facebook and Twitter

A Masked Ball - Verdi's opera performed by Peterborough Opera

A Masked Ball - Verdi's opera performed by Peterborough Opera

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Saturday 4 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now
A Masked Ball - opera by Giuseppe Verdi, performed by Peterborough Opera

A semi-staged performance with piano accompaniment

4th November at 7.30pm

St Thomas A Becket Ch of E Church, 16 Hollow Lane, Ramsey, PE26 1DE

Tickets: £10 adults / £5 Under 19s (non-allocated seating)

A Masked Ball tells a tale of forbidden love, political conspiracies, fortune telling, betrayal and tragedy.

The cast is led by Mark Ellse (Riccardo), Lyndsey Evans (Edgar), Mike Hammond (Silvano), Julie Van Haperen (Amelia's servant), Glyn Jones (Tom), Laurence Lewis (the Magistrate), Martin Muir (Renato), Anna Murgatroyd (Oscar), Simon Thompson (Samuel), Ami Walsh (Ulrica), and Liz Williams (Amelia). The production will be directed by Mark Ellse, and Kate Wishart returns as Musical Director.

Whilst preparing for a masked ball, Prince Riccardo is informed by his friend and advisor, Renato, that there are people conspiring against him; Riccardo refuses to believe him.

After being informed by Ulrica (the local fortune-teller) that he's going to be killed by a friend, Riccardo intercepts Amelia, the wife of Renato. They confess their forbidden love for each other, but unfortunately for them, Renato discovers them together and vows to join the conspirators in the plot to assassinate Riccardo.

Will Renato go through with the assassination of his friend? All will be revealed at The Masked Ball.

For more information about Peterborough Opera's future events, go to www.peterboroughopera.co.uk, or find us on Facebook and Twitter

Arrival (12A)

Arrival

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Sunday 5 Nov 20177:45pm Book Now (Event Cancelled)
Oundle Cinema presents

ARRIVAL (12A)

Sunday, 5th November, 7.45pm

STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Release: 2016
Runtime: 1h 56m

UPDATE 20th October:

This screening has been cancelled! We apologise for any incovenience caused.

Will Pound & Eddy Jay

Will Pound & Eddy Jay

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Saturday 11 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now
Oundle International Festival presents

Will Pound & Eddy Jay

Saturday, 11th November, 7.30pm

St James Church
Oundle Road, Thrapston, NN14 4NP

Tickets: £14 / £12 concessions; £4 u18

Will Pound, one of the finest harmonica players of his generation and a three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year, is accompanied by Eddy Jay, a master accordionist, who can squeeze the sound of a full orchestra out of one box! With a programme filled with wonderful tunes such as Piazolla's Oblivion or folk musician Andy Cutting's gorgeous Flatworld, you will be wowed by their infectious energy.

dOCs+ From Cremona to Cremona (12A)

dOCs+ From Cremona to Cremona

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Wednesday 15 Nov 20177:45pm Book Now (Buy 3 dOCs+ films at £6 each)
dOCs+ at Fletton House

FROM CREMONA TO CREMONA

Wednesday, 15th November, 7.45pm

Fletton House
Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, Oundle, PE8 4JA

Director: Maria Averina
Release: 2016
Runtime: 1hr 15 min

Violins. With all the strings! A film that delves into two European towns united by a tradition of violin-making. At the Cremona factory in Bulgaria, the apprentice luthiers dream of travelling to Cremona in Italy to learn the art of shaping wood at the home of the Stradivari tradition. Ivan, a young apprentice with a love for wood and a passion for making high quaity instruments, follows his dream. Faced with love, homesickness and poverty he fights to realise his destiny of returning to Bulgaria to create an instrument with the sound of a Stradivarius. Follow his journey and see if it happens.

‘This warm film gives a charming insght into the world of people grappling with tradition and competition.’ Richard Foord

Penrose Halson, Marriages Are Made in Bond Street

Penrose Halson, Marriages Are Made in Bond Street

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Thursday 16 Nov 20177:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 9th Nov.)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

Penrose Halson

Marriages Are Made in Bond Street: True Stories from a 1940s Marriage Bureau

Thursday, 16th November

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

TICKET:

£8 standard/ £6 concession
(£1 off early bird tickets bought before 9th November)

In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, decided to open a marriage bureau. They found a tiny office on London's Bond Street and set about the delicate business of match-making. From shop girls to debutantes; widowers to war veterans, clients came in search of security, social acceptance, or simply love.

The social history described in this wonderful book is fascinating, especially given the timing of the bureau’s start, just before the outbreak of war. Changing morals and a sense of carpe diem during the conflict added urgency and forthrightness to the proceedings. Results could be scarily quick - one couple met on Wednesday and were married on Friday - and over the course of the war the enterprise clocked up more than 2,000 weddings.

Drawing on the bureau's extensive archives, Penrose Halson tells Heather and Mary’s story, and those of their clients. All were desperately longing to find 'The One', and thanks to the Marriage Bureau, they almost always did just that.

The Other Side of Hope (12A)

The Other Side of Hope

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Sunday 19 Nov 20177:45pm Book Now (Event Cancelled)
Oundle Cinema presents

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12A)

Sunday, 19th November, 7.45pm

STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Release: 2017
Runtime: 1hr 38 min
In Finnish, English, Arabic, Swedish (Subtitled)

UPDATE 20th October:

This screening has been cancelled! We apologise for any incovenience caused.

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

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Monday 20 Nov 20177:45pm Book Now
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Monday, 20th November

By Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed and adapted for the stage by Nick Lane
Music by Tristan Parkes
Performed by Blackeyed Theatre

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong... or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.

A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th Century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre.

Go on... treat your dark side!

Age guidance: 11+

'A finely-crafted adaptation that will keep you fastened to your seat' British Theatre Guide

'Lane explores the scientific ideas of the day and the development of neuroscience without it feeling like a foundation lecture in A level psychology' The Independent

Venue
The Stahl Theatre

Performance
7.45pm
(Running time 2 hours approx, including interval)

Tickets
£12 Adults
£10 Concessions

Britten, St Nicholas & Moore, Ode to St Cecilia

Britten, St Nicholas & Moore, Ode to St Cecilia

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Saturday 25 Nov 20177:30pm Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus, with Peterborough Choral Society, orchestra and soloist present an autumn concert

Saturday, 25th November 2017 at 7.30pm

Conductor: Steven Grahl

Programme:

Britten, St Nicholas
Moore, Ode to St Cecilia

Tickets: £20, £15

Accompanied disabled people in wheelchairs can obtain tickets at a reduced price by contacting the Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734.

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.

The Sense of an Ending (15)

The Sense of an Ending

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Sunday 26 Nov 20177:45pm Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (15)

Sunday, 26th November, 7.45pm

STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter
Director: Ritesh Batra
UK Release: 2017
Runtime: 1hr 48 min

Divorced and retired, Tony leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day he learns that his university girlfriend, Veronica, has acquired a diary kept by his best friend, who dated her after she and Tony split up. Tony’s quest to recover the diary forces him to revisit his past. As he digs deeper, it starts to come back: first love, broken heart, deceit, regrets, guilt... Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago? ‘Jim Broadbent gives a droll, well-judged performance in this adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Booker-winner, about a blast from the past of a grumpy divorcee.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society - Wenceslaus

Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society - Wenceslaus

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Friday 1 Dec 20178:00pm Book Now
Saturday 2 Dec 20178:00pm Book Now
Catworth Amateur Theatrical Society presents

Wenceslaus

Friday, 1st December &

Saturday, 2nd December 2017

8pm - 10pm

Doors open at 7:30pm, licenced bar

St Leonard's Church, Catworth

Church Road, PE28 0PA

Tickets: Adults £6.50/ Under16s £4.00

Wenceslaus

Wenceslaus Duke of Bohemia has invited the lords and ladies for Christmas feasting at his Castle. Ruling over a Duchy in this period of Christianisation is hard when some do not want change and resolutely stick to pagan beliefs. Harder still when some oppose his Ducal Authority and his decision to place Bohemia under the protection of Henry, the Saxon King of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. Yule and Christmas were celebrated by feasting for more than the twelve days of Christmas the two beliefs being intertwined.

Having taken control from his mother Drahomira a few years earlier the Duke allows her back from exile for Christmas. Boleslav his younger brother and his mother’s favourite, is cruel jealous and thinks Wenceslaus too weak to rule Bohemia. They scheme to overthrow Wenceslaus, Boleslav is prepared to go above and beyond to get what he wants and even Drahomira has a change of heart.

For Boleslav blood ties mean nothing. Wenceslaus must realise that being a good leader requires a different sort of strength and face the fact that kinship counts for nothing in the eyes of his brother.

There is much feasting to celebrate Christ’s birth at the table of Duke Wenceslaus and for those who celebrate the spirits of Christmas. When it goes wrong he sees that some people are just evil through and through and no amount of kindness and leniency will change them.

Robert Winder, The Last Wolf

Robert Winder, The Last Wolf

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Saturday 2 Dec 20177:45pm Book Now (Early Bird £1 off till 24th Nov)
Oundle Festival of Literature presents

Robert Winder, The Last Wolf

Saturday, 2nd December, 7:45pm

St Peter's Church, Oundle, PE8 4AL

What sort of a place is England? And who are the English? As the United Kingdom turns away from its European neighbours, and begins to look increasingly disunited at home, it is becoming necessary to ask what England has that is singular and its own.

In 1290 a Shropshire knight named Peter Corbet killed the last wolf in England’s western shires. The impact was immediate and profound: England became a vast and wealthy sheep farm, landholding on a grand scale became possible, commercial life was transformed, and a recognizable national culture began to emerge.

Revisiting the themes of his seminal book about immigration in Britain, Bloody Foreigners, Robert Winder’s The Last Wolf travels across modern England, looking deeper into history and nature to explore the origins of modern England and Englishness. It is often assumed that a national identity must be a matter of values and ideas but, in this brilliantly written account, Winder reveals a land built on a lucky set of natural ingredients.

Robert Winder was literary editor of the Independent for five years. His works of nonfiction include Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain and The Little Wonder: The Remarkable Story of Wisden

Their Finest (12A)

Their Finest

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Thursday 14 Dec 20177:45pm Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

THEIR FINEST (12A)

Thursday, 14th December, 7.45pm

STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
UK Release: 2017
Runtime: 1hr 57mins

1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter is hired to provide "a woman’s touch" and, with a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits. Along with fellow screenwriter Buckley, and eccentric former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard, the trio set out to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Based on Lissa Evans’ novel, Their Finest Hour and a Half, this is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and voice, in the mayhem of war and the movies!

‘Gemma Arterton shines in a big hearted and witty drama about the making of a Second World War propaganda film.’ Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Screened in partnership with OUNDLE MUSEUM.

Cathedral Christmas Concert

Cathedral Christmas Concert

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Friday 15 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Cathedral Christmas Concert

Peterborough Cathedral

Friday, 15th December 2017

19:30 - 21:30

The highlight of the Christmas musical calendar, this is a concert not to be missed!

Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus, with orchestra and soloists, perform a programme of seasonal music in the magnificent acoustic of the Cathedral..

Tickets: £25, £20, £15 (U18s half price)

Accompanied disabled people in wheelchairs can obtain tickets at a reduced price by contacting the Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734.

This concert is presentated in association with Hunt & Coombs Solicitors.

Ian Anderson with The Christmas Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson with The Christmas Jethro Tull

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Saturday 16 Dec 20177:30pm Book Now
Ian Anderson with The Christmas Jethro Tull

Peterborough Cathedral

Saturday, 16th December 2017, 19:30 - 21:30

Rock legend Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull will be performing The Christmas Jethro Tull concert at Peterborough Cathedral.

With much good humour and good cheer, Ian Anderson and his band will perform some of the more festive numbers from the prodigious Jethro Tull back catalogue, alongside other Christmas music and readings. There is also the promise of the odd surprise guest joining the line-up on the evening.

Ian Anderson is famed as the man who brought the flute to rock music. He maintains a busy touring schedule, often ending the year with yuletide concerts in cathedrals and churches. The self-professed non-believer nonetheless claims a huge affinity for the deeds and traditions of Christianity and this is his way of showing his support.

Thanks to Ian Anderson's generosity, all the proceeds of this concert will support the upkeep of this ancient and beautiful cathedral.

Tickets

BAND A (purple) £35.00
BAND B (golden) £27.50
BAND C (green) £15.00
BAND D (blue) £7.50

There is a big screen above the stage. All pillars have 50'' screens for better visibility in side naves.

Please note: all Side Nave seats face inwards towards the central nave aisle. If you are booking two or more Side Nave tickets and wish to sit beside each other, please choose tickets with the same number but different letters. Screens showing the performance will be in place on the pillars.

When purchasing tickets click on the section of the Cathedral where your seats are. That area will then become enlarged and you could then choose individual seats by clicking on them and proceeding as normal.

If your seats belong to two different sections then first select the ones in the first section and then go back to Peterborough Cathedral events, choose the event and then choose the other section.

Accompanied disabled people in wheelchairs can obtain tickets at a reduced price by contacting the Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734.

Please find the entire seating plan below.

Beauty and the Beast. (PG)

Beauty and the Beast.

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Sunday 17 Dec 20175:00pm Book Now
Oundle Cinema presents

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PG)

Sunday, 17th December

5pm (PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME)

STAHL THEATRE
West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ

Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Director: Bill Condon
Release: 2017
Runtime: 2hr 9min

A live-action re-telling of Disney’s animated classic about the fantastic journey of Belle, a beautiful and independent young woman taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior to the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. With a star-studded supporting cast, it also has a brilliant soundtrack including Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, John Legend and Josh Groban.

‘Emma Watson dazzles in Disney's show-stopping chocolate box of a remake.’ Tim Robey, The Telegraph

Christmas Movies: Arthur Christmas (U)

Christmas Movies: Arthur Christmas

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Friday 29 Dec 20172:30pm Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Christmas Movies

Arthur Christmas

Certificate U. 2011. Running time 97 minutes

Friday, 29th December at 2:30pm

Tickets: £6 adults, £4 children, £18 family (2 adults, 2 children).

How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control centre under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?! To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present!

This computer animated comedy was produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animations. It features the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jenson.

Christmas Movies: It's a Wonderful Life (U)

Christmas Movies: It's a Wonderful Life

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Friday 29 Dec 20177:00pm Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Christmas Movies

It's a Wonderful Life

Certificate U. 1946. Running time 130 minutes

Friday, 29th December, at 7:00pm

Tickets: £6 adults, £4 children, £18 family (2 adults, 2 children).

Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a forlorn small-town banker who, while considering suicide, meets Clarence (Henry Travers), an angel in training. Clarence shows George what life would be like if he had never been born, and through this George is able to realize how valuable one person’s life can be. This film, directed by Frank Capra, has become a Christmas classic. It is a reminder that life may not be what we expected but it is still sweet and rich.

Christmas Movies: The Polar Express (U)

Christmas Movies: The Polar Express

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Saturday 30 Dec 20172:30pm Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Christmas Movies

The Polar Express

Certificate U. 2004. Running time 100 minutes

Saturday, 30th December, at 2:30pm

Tickets: £6 adults, £4 children, £18 family (2 adults, 2 children).

An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a Santa-doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe...

Look out for some entertaining and imaginative animation as a golden train ticket is carried away by an eagle, dancing waiters pour hot chocolate from silver pots with triple-spouts, and Santa conducts naughty-nice monitoring via viewing screens in his huge workshops! There are one or two scary moments too.

Christmas Movies: Home Alone (PG)

Christmas Movies:  Home Alone

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Saturday 30 Dec 20176:30pm Book Now
Peterborough Cathedral presents

Christmas Movies

Home Alone

Certificate PG. 1990. Running time 115 minutes

Saturday, 30th December, at 6:30pm

Tickets: £6 adults, £4 children, £18 family (2 adults, 2 children).

When 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) quarrels with his older brother the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. He makes the most of it, eating a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents' bed and watching gangster movies. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

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.