Sunday, 15 December 2019

Soloists deserved spotlight for Handel’s choral masterpiece

Soloists deserved spotlight for Handel’s choral masterpiece

South Chiltern Choral Society | Great Hall, University of Reading | Saturday November 30 HANDEL’S oratorio Messiah is one of the greatest choral masterpieces ever composed. Written in English it is easily accessible to even the untrained ear. Much of...
Tale of Aladdin and his lamp’s a festive feast of yin and yang

Tale of Aladdin and his lamp’s a festive feast of yin and yang

Aladdin | Theatre Royal Windsor | Friday, December 6 MERGING the timeless with the topical, the Theatre Royal Windsor’s panto saw us treated once more to a jam-packed evening of entertainment, courtesy of Stephen Blakeley, Kevin “10th Anniversary”...
‘If I were not in panto’ song brings Aladdin’s house down

‘If I were not in panto’ song brings Aladdin’s house down

Aladdin | South Hill Park, Bracknell | Saturday, December 7 THERE was an urban, punky feel to Aladdin at South Hill Park, with lots of jolly japes through brightly lit uptown streets and out into the desert wilderness. Michael Ayiotis played the evil...
White Ladder star’s runging the changes

White Ladder star’s runging the changes

IT’S one of the greatest slow-burn success stories in the history of popular music. Just over 21 years ago, in November 1998, Cheshire-born singer-songwriter David Gray released his fourth album, White Ladder, on his own label. It sold well among...
Elvis star’s rocking up at town hall for New Year’s

Elvis star’s rocking up at town hall for New Year’s

HE’S one of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists and plays gigs all over the world, but with the festive season upon us Ben Portsmouth is keeping it local. Well, almost. Before the year is out there are shows in London, Dudley and York in the...

At last, a love story you can believe in

At last, a love story you can believe in

ORIGINALLY titled “Normal People”, Ordinary Love is an extraordinary look at what can happen when people’s lives are turned upside ...

Storybook bear is the star of the show

Storybook bear is the star of the show

The Bear | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead | Saturday, November 30 IF you need a little cosy, heartwarming magic to see ...

‘Two wise men’ have season’s greetings to spare

‘Two wise men’ have season’s greetings to spare

THEY’VE been wowing audiences for over 20 years with their unique blend of virtuoso musicianship and wry humour. But on Monday, ...

Lanterns are going on parade

A “CARNIVAL of the Animals” lantern parade will light up Maidenhead town centre tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) — and there’s still time ...

Winter songs at hall

WINTER songs, mince pies and mulled wine are in store at the December meeting of Peppard Unplugged tomorrow night (Saturday). Held at ...

Orchestra’s double festive celebration

Orchestra’s double festive celebration

WHY celebrate Christmas once when you can do so twice? Henley Symphony Orchestra returns to the Christ Church Centre next Sunday ...

Turkey winner keeps it in the family

Turkey winner keeps it in the family

A MAN has won the Henley Standard’s Christmas turkey competition the year after his daughter won the same contest. John Ferebee, who ...

Snowman’s on the big screen at museum

Snowman’s on the big screen at museum

FANS of Raymond Briggs’s classic picture book The Snowman have a chance to enjoy the two children’s films inspired by it at the River ...

Carol service is back by popular demand

Carol service is back by popular demand

MEMBERS of the public are “warmly invited” to attend an open-air carol service outside the town hall in Market Place on Wednesday ...

Four-man orchestra took us on a magical European journey

Four-man orchestra took us on a magical European journey

The Budapest Café Orchestra | Kenton Theatre | Sunday, December 1 LAST Sunday evening the audience at the Kenton Theatre experienced a ...

Carols at town hall

CHOIRS from Trinity, Badgemore, Sacred Heart and Valley Road primary schools in Henley will perform at the town hall next Wednesday ...

Record sum made at regatta fundraiser

A RECORD £6,000 was raised at the biennial fund-raising party for Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta. Nearly 100 guests attended the ...

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