Sunday, 13 June 2021

Opera festival hopes to put more seats on sale

Opera festival hopes to put more seats on sale

AFTER a year on the back burner, Garsington Opera is roaring back with the most expensive production in the festival’s history. ...

 

Pianist breaks silence in the most lyrical fashion

Pianist breaks silence in the most lyrical fashion

Ariel Lanyi | St Andrew’s Church, Caversham | Saturday, May 22 THE Concerts in Caversham series presented its first event of the ...

 

Musical funnyman respected by all

Musical funnyman respected by all

FOLK singer and comedian Richard Digance is to play the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row later this month. The 72-year-old was once ...

 

Festival singer wants to make it more personal

Festival singer wants to make it more personal

WHEN James Blunt headlines the Henley Festival this autumn, it will be his first ever visit to the town — and he can’t wait. “I’m ...

 

Veteran drummer’s properly kitted out ahead of Mill gig

Veteran drummer’s properly kitted out ahead of Mill gig

BY his own admission, Chris Wright may only be the third best drummer in Lower Shiplake. But that’s no disgrace when the village is ...

 

Touring hiatus led to folk pair’s home-made album

Touring hiatus led to folk pair’s home-made album

FOLK duo Edgelarks will be performing songs from their new “handmade” album on Monday night. The online concert is being staged in ...

 

Folk pals’ duo show

Folk pals’ duo show

NETTLEBED Folk Club regulars Kris Drever and John McCusker are joining forces for a live-streamed evening of songs, tunes and chat on ...

 

Singer’s raiding her back catalogue for ‘curio show’

Singer’s raiding her back catalogue for ‘curio show’

SINGER-songwriter Charlie Dore will be dipping into her back catalogue when she plays a live-streamed concert on Monday evening. The ...

 

Young opera singers lining up summer showcases

Young opera singers lining up summer showcases

HENLEY charity Opera Prelude has announced details of two live events this summer. The first of these is a young artists’ showcase ...

 

Music was just the tonic for lockdown

Music was just the tonic for lockdown

A BAND fronted by a young singer-songwriter from Henley are preparing to relaunch themselves with a new single for the post-lockdown ...

 

Festival chief hoping music fans will come and explore

Festival chief hoping music fans will come and explore

THE creative director of the Chiltern Arts festival is inviting classical music fans to make a day of it when this year’s event gets ...

 

Singer’s charity EP inspired by friends’ lockdown struggles

Singer’s charity EP inspired by friends’ lockdown struggles

A SINGER from Benson has released an EP in aid of mental health charities after being inspired by the difficulties people have faced ...

 

Drummer turns shipping container into new studio

Drummer turns shipping container into new studio

A DRUMMER who worked on a Jerry Springer chat show is now teaching in Henley. Neill Ettridge has established a custom-built studio at ...

 

Movie music

FEMALE singers are wanted to join a new project being run by a music teacher from Charvil. Suzanne Newman hopes to start rehearsals ...

 

Legends of jazz

A CONCERT celebrating the best jazz trumpet players will be staged at Crowmarsh village hall on June 12 at 7.30pm. Trumpet player ...

 

Rewind on course

Rewind on course

THE organisers of the Rewind Festival in Henley say they remain “100 per cent committed” to staging the event this summer. They have ...

 

Sing with conductor

Sing with conductor

THE musical director of Henley Youth Choir will be offering individual singing lessons when the group’s in-person rehearsals resume ...

 

Pianist can’t wait to restart conversation with audience

Pianist can’t wait to restart conversation with audience

THE young pianist playing the first of this year’s series of Concerts in Caversham says he is looking forward to once again being able ...

 

Birthday tribute to composer

Birthday tribute to composer

THE chance to wish Mozart a belated happy birthday is on offer from Norden Farm in Maidenhead tonight (Friday). Each year the arts ...

 

Pianist in concert

CONCERTS in Caversham have announced details of their first classical music event of the year. A piano recital featuring Ariel Lanyi ...