Saturday, 16 October 2021

Abbey's acoustic ghosts come Bach to haunt choral society

Abbey's acoustic ghosts come Bach to haunt choral society

Benson Choral Society / Dorchester Abbey / Saturday, March 25 THE Benson Choral Society always draws a large audience to fill the cavernous Dorchester Abbey and this occasion was no exception — but one wonders if they chose the right piece to perform...
Schoolchildren sing Sixties hits for music competition

Schoolchildren sing Sixties hits for music competition

Pupils at Rupert House School in Henley sang and danced to hits from across four decades as part of a music competition. Youngsters from four houses were each given an era and put together their own song and dance routines for the event on Friday last...

Choir to workshop Bach's masterpiece

Choir to workshop Bach's masterpiece

FANS of singing are being invited to join the Reading Bach Choir for a day-long workshop on Bach’s Mass in B minor next Saturday (January 14).The choir is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season — one of the highlights of which will be a...

Skill, love and understanding give the viola a chance to shine

ORGANISED by Concerts in Caversham this “voluptuous viola” recital was actually an equal partnership between the accomplished viola ...

Award-winners get Schumann Project off to a pounding start

NOW in its 15th year, the Oxford Lieder Festival is recognised as being one of the most prestigious song festivals in Europe, writes ...

Youth jazz orchestra returns with look at Then and Now

HOW time flies! It is already nearly a year since the National Youth Jazz Orchestra’s 50th birthday was celebrated in style with a ...

Schumanns on song

EVERY song written by Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann will be performed over the 16 days of the 15th Oxford Lieder festival, which ...

Rock and rollers are raising the roof

A LIVE show coming to the Kenton Theatre next weekend is inviting music fans to step back in time to the golden era of Fifties and ...

Lau frontman’s a leading light of folk

ONE of the leading lights of the British folk music revival is playing at Nettlebed Village Club on Monday night, writes Matthew ...

Legend’s daughter has embraced musical role

The daughter of Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott was just five years old when he died in a fire at his Essex home in April 1991. ...

Video: Rock band record anti-Trump song

A ROCK band from Wargrave have released a music video teasing US presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Youtararmy, which comprises Ria ...

Concerts are a classic(al) case of fixture congestion

CLASSICAL music fans will be spoiled for choice next weekend — with four top class concerts to choose from, writes Matthew Wilson. The ...

Rollercoaster musical journey was performed out-standingly

OH what joy! This concert by the Heath Quartet and promoted by the Maidenhead Music Society was delightful. The string quartet is a ...

‘Bloke folk’ pioneers are hitting the road

FOUR years on from their critically acclaimed album Broken Down Gentlemen, pioneering “bloke folk” trio Faustus are back. Their third ...

Autumn music

GORING Chamber Choir is to host a concert called “Classically Autumn” at St Thomas’ Church in the village on Friday, October 14. The ...

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Just paper talk...

Just paper talk...

I AM pleased to report that Goring Parish Council has agreed to renew its subscription to the Henley Standard. The council, which had not met since May 4, made a decision under ... [more]

 

Demolition opposition

A HOUSE in Sonning Common could be demolished and replaced with two new ones. Gareth Bertram has applied to South Oxfordshire District Council, the planning authority, to build ... [more]

 

£250 grant for choir

A CHOIR in Sonning Common has been given a grant of £250.  Harmony, which meets at Peppard War Memorial Hall in Gallowstree Road every Thursday from 1.20pm, was awarded the money ... [more]

 

Rhyme return

RHYME time sessions at Sonning Common library have restarted. They will take place from 10am on every first and third Monday of the month. Numbers are limited to allow for social ... [more]

 

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