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Friends of Fotheringhay Church present
Annual Piano Recital
Mary Stuart – A legacy of strong women
Recital by Valentin Schiedermair
Saturday 31st August, at 7.30pm
Fotheringhay Church, PE8 5 HZ
Tickets: advance £10.00 / on the door £12.50
Valentin is a London-based German pianist who engages with his audience and draws on all his exceptional background and experience to take them on a musical journey. His objective is simple - to share the joy and excitement of music with his audience.
Of interest to him at Fotheringhay is that his ancestor was Friedrich Schiller, who wrote the play in 1800, recently made into a film about the imaginary meeting between Elizabeth 1st and Mary Queen of Scots.
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book:
Anon. The Irishe Ho-Hoane
Bach 'Bist Du bei mir' BWV 508
Prelude & Fugue in G sharp minor WTC II
Mozart Sonata in D major K.311
Schumann Sonata in F sharp minor Op.11, 1st movement
C. Schumann Romance in B minor
Brahms Intermezzo in B flat minor Op.117/2
Chopin ‘Raindrop Prelude’ in D flat major Op.28/15
Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60
Proceeds after expenses go towards the running of this church.
Oundle International Festival in association with Oundle School Music Department presents
The Škampa Quartet
Thursday, 12th September
Oundle School Great Hall
12 New Street, PE8 4GH
5:30pm The Škampa Quartet in concert
7:30pm Oundle School Chamber Orchestra with The Škampa Quartet
Tickets: £10 Adults. Free for pupils. One free ticket for each performing pupil
Helena Jiřikovská – violin
Adéla Štajnochrová – violin
Martin Stupka – viola
Lukáš Polák – violoncello
The Škampa Quartet is among the very finest of an outstanding group of current Czech string quartets that has represented their country in major Concert Halls around the world for twenty-five years. Through their mentors, the legendary Smetana Quartet, they trace their roots to the earliest quartets - such as the Bohemian Quartet - in a land described in 18th century as the Conservatoire of Europe and that remains, to this day, the very cradle of European chamber Music.
Education has long been an important facet of their work, and one that they find particularly rewarding. they teach in many places around the world but particularly at the Royal Academy of Music in London where they were appointed Visitng Professors of Chamber Music in 2001.
As they focus on their Wigmore Hall concert, we are fortunate to be hosting The Škampa Quartet to work with our chamber musicians ahead of our tour to Prague in February. After their 5:30pm concert, the quartet will coach our ensembles on Brahms Sextet, Clarinet Quintet and a movement from Mozar't Oboe Quartet, before more pupils unite with Ďvořák’s Serenade for Strings, first movement in the evening.
Oundle International Festival in association with Oundle Music School Department presents
Last Night of the Proms
Saturday 14 September, 6pm
Oundle School Great Hall
12 New Street, PE8 4GH
TICKETS: £10 / £4 U18
Rushden Town Band
Adele Hudson conductor
Following the huge success of the 2018 concert, we again join
forces with Oundle School Music Department and Rushden Town Band, directed by Adele Hudson, to celebrate one of the great British institutions, the Last Night of the Proms.
Our concert is a warm up for the relay from the Royal Albert Hall and the early start will give you plenty of time to get home to watch it live on television! Enjoy singing of perennial favourites, Jerusalem, I Vow to Thee My Country and, of course, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia!
Oundle Cinema presents dOCs+ series
MINDING THE GAP (15), 1h 40min
Wednesday 18t September (7.30pm)
Fletton House, Oundle
Fletton Way, Glapthorn Rd, PE8 4JA
Dir: Bing Liu
Speaker: Robin Ewan, Operations Manager, Adrenaline Alley in Corby.
Oscar-nominated documentary. Bing Liu started filming fellow skateboarders as a teenager in his Rust Belt home town, and kept his camera running for the next twelve years. This is a complex account of three young men as they struggle to become adults, deal with their past, and face up to their responsibilities. Contains strong language.
‘It is impossibly gripping, terribly personal, but always compassionate.’ Kevin Maher, Times
Oundle Festival of Literature presents
Prize-winning Poet Charles Bennett
Friday, 20th September
19:00 - 20:30
The Old Barn at Wadenhoe
Mill Lane, PE8 5XD
Tickets £10 to include light supper
Tickets are non-allocated
Tables seat 4 - 6 and a couple of tables seat two. If you purchase 4 tickets you might appreciate that if tables of 4 are fully booked then another couple may be added to your table.
Cloud River is a book of lyrical landscape poetry set in the Cambridgeshire Fens.The startling originality of the book stems from its mission to revise and overturn these impressions.
Through an examination of lines (on fields, maps, the sky and the page), it slowly but powerfully reveals the intrinsic interest, peculiarity and dynamism of the Fens and in its flowing music, exemplifies how a confrontation with level lands, straight rivers and big skies can result in a balancing of spirit and a fresh appreciation of England’s lowest and newest landscape.
“Charles Bennett writes so beautifully: a poet who really seems to have his own kingdom, with its quiet moments- of sun, fruit and weather - which he catches with a peculiar loveliness.” Alison Brackenbury
Before establishing himself as an academic Charles Bennett was the Creative Director of Ledbury Poetry Festival and has acted as writer-in-residence for Wicken Fen. Additionally, his work with choral composer Bob Chilcott has seen him hailed as a memorable and mesmerising librettist. He is currently Associate Professor of Poetry at the University of Northampton where he leads the BA in Creative Writing.
A light supper is included, and you may take your own drinks or purchase hot or soft drinks at the venue.
Air, Sea and Land
Saturday 21st September 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Chapel Close, Market Place LE15 6DT
£12 Adult advance (£14 on door)
£10 Concession advance (£12 on door)
£3 Children and students under 18
£3 Students in full time education
Conductor Paul Hilliam
Mezzo Soprano Deborah Bideau
Walton Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Elgar Sea Pictures
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5
The work of the Air Ambulance is recognised in our first concert with music conjuring images of Air, Sea and Land. Walton’s score for the film The First of the Few soon found its way into the concert hall, transformed into his Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. In contrast to this stirring opening, Elgar’s beautiful Sea Pictures set a series of poems by different authors, including one by his wife Alice. Completing this programme is Vaughan Williams’ 5th Symphony, dedicated to Sibelius, another nationalist composer. Of all Vaughan Williams’ symphonies this is perhaps the most indefinably ‘English’.
There will be a retiring collection for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.
Reasonable access to the chapel and separate WC facilities nearby. Please note that whilst the attendance of wheelchair users at the concert is welcomed, it would be helpful to have advance notice of their coming so suitable places can be prepared in advance to better cater for them.
Oundle Cinema presents
Sunday 22nd September
7.30pm FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A)
Stahl Theatre, Oundle
West Street, PE8 4EJ
Director: Chris Foggin
Duration: 1h 52m
Starring: Daniel Mays, Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy
Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) is a Londoner well and truly out of his depth in a Cornish fishing village where he meets ten doughty fishermen singing sea shanties, “the pop songs of 1752”. Based on how the real life Fisherman’s Friends from Port Isaac found fame, this is a lovely mixture of comedy and drama guaranteed to leave you feeling good.
‘This gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped by big-hearted performances from a cast including Daniel Mays and Tuppence Middleton.’ Mike Cahill, Guardian