Friday, 12 August 2022

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...

Folk’s ‘firm of solicitors’ are signing off at Nettlebed

BACK in 1993 three blokes from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, with a name like a firm of solicitors, released an album of a cappella ...

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 ...

Singers pay homage to Herman

A MUSICAL revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman is being staged at the Oakwood Theatre in Woodley ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How the Gallaghers provided the soundtrack to a generation

MUCH has been written about the Gallaghers’ meteoric rise to fame, the bitter infighting and their hedonistic lifestyle on the path to ...

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Council in search for new base

NEW offices for Goring Parish Council could be built at Sheepcot recreation ground. The council plans to the sell its current premises, the Old Jubilee Fire Station in Red Cross ... [more]

 

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