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Sep
23
Mon
Cantacordi Trio @ All Saints Church
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Bach to the Beatles

The Cantacordi Trio features Mike Bardsley on piano, Sue Collins on violin and Lyndsay Winpenny on cello. Their name – a variation of “The Singing Strings” reflects their origins as a trio: they met up and started playing together largely through their membership of the Wychwood Chorale, a West Oxfordshire based choir.

Mike is a pianist and harpsichordist who studied at Dartington College of Arts and has played in many ensembles over the years as well as giving solo harpsichord recitals, most recently at the Bate Collection and Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, as well as in Westbury in 2017 and 2018.

Sue started playing the violin aged eleven and played in the Essex Youth orchestra. She now enjoys playing in a variety of ensembles and also plays in Cirencester Philharmonic, Chandos Symphony Orchestra and Cambiata Strings.

Lyndsay has also been playing the cello since she was eleven and has been a member of several orchestras, including the LuxPhil, an amateur orchestra based in Luxembourg. She is a long-standing member of the Burford Orchestra, as well as several local ensembles in Oxfordshire. Both Sue and Lyndsay have immensely enjoyed returning to playing as career and family commitments have permitted.

The Trio plays an eclectic mix of styles, ranging from baroque trio sonatas, which call on Mike’s skills as a harpsichordist, through the classical repertoire of piano trios, to palm court-style arrangements of modern pieces, including show songs, 20th-century classics, jazz and pop. This recital, coined “Bach to the Beatles” reflects the Trio’s enjoyment of many different musical genres.

Title

Composer

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel arr.  P. Martin
Air on the G String Bach arr. Peter Wilson
Chanson De Matin Elgar arr. Tom Bayliss
Melody in F Rubinstein arr. Peter Wilson
Black Eyes Trad/Ferraris arr. Peter Wilson
Pennies from Heaven Johnston arr. Bill Thorp
Here, There and Everywhere Lennon/McCartney arr. Bill Thorp
Jealousy Jacob Gade arr. Peter Wilson
Hernando’s Hideaway Adler/Ross arr. Peter Wilson
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Harburg/Arlen arr. N. Iles
Autumn Leaves Prevert/Kosma arr. N.Iles
Sep
24
Tue
This Side of Paris @ All Saints Church
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

We are pleased to welcome to the festival for the first time, the Jazz trio, This Side of Paris, who hail from Bradford on Avon .

Playing swing/jazz, the trio comprises Stash Huchrak on double bass, Jim Marshall on guitar and Lindsey Huchrak on vocals.

 

Sep
25
Wed
Alan Burgess & Neil Moore @ All Saints Church
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A new duet for the festival – Neil Moore on clarinet and Alan Burgess on piano.

Neil Moore quickly developed a passion for music and went on to study at the City of Belfast School of Music where he was soon playing clarinet in the orchestra.  As a clarinettist, Neil is always very busy regularly playing for concerts and recitals.  When not playing clarinet, Neil is usually directing choirs.

Alan Burgess grew up in a musical family in the ‘land of song’ before heading north to read music at Edinburgh University.  He teaches piano in Somerset and Wiltshire schools and directs and accompanies several choirs, invariably following the baton of Neil Moore.

Heritage walk around Westbury @ Heritage Centre
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the moment you start the walk, you will be led by two of Westbury Heritage Society’s expert guides on a fascinating journey around the historic parts of Westbury.  It covers the town’s conservation area and town centre and will include the cemetery and the former workhouse and will tell the story of the town’s built heritage.

The walk is in association with West Wilts Ramblers and Westbury Heritage Society.

Participants should meet at the Heritage Centre in the High Street at 2 pm and the walk is approximately 3.5 miles long.  At the end of the walk, participants are invited to join the leaders for tea and cake in the Heritage Centre.  No charge for the walk but donations for refreshments are welcomed.

Please wear practical footwear and clothing – the walk will go ahead during wet weather.

Sep
26
Thu
Sounding it Out @ All Saints Church
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A return visit to the festival for members of the Trowbridge-based mixed choir, Sounding it Out.

They are an a capella choir which sings an eclectic range of songs from around the world with the main ethos of the choir being that they share a joy of singing, led by their dynamic musical director Caroline Radcliffe.

Sep
27
Fri
Denys Le Fevre – a Lifetime in Art @ All Saints Church
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm

If you are in the vicinity of All Saints Church over Friday and Saturday, pop in to see the exhibition of Ramsgate artist, Denys Le Fevre.

His work is found in Royal Collections, the Civic Chambers of the Cinque Ports and in books, painting and reproductions, on our walls and even on refrigerators in the UK and all over the world!

Denys, a modest and successful man, has donated his artwork, which is mostly in pen and ink wash, freely to military and children’s charities. His art combines his love for the sea, ships, design, architecture and the buildings and townscapes of Ramsgate.

The exhibition is open during normal church opening hours. There will be a free lunchtime concert taking place on the Friday between 1 – 1.45 pm which you are very welcome to enjoy but please note that this is a working church and there may be other events taking place, for example weddings, funerals etc on the Saturday so we ask you to please respect these events and perhaps come back at a later time.

Raluca Vinson & Keith Harrison-Broninski @ All Saints Church
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

We are pleased to welcome oboeist Raluca Vinson and pianist Keith Harrison-Broninski to the festival for the first time.

Following their successful debut performances in Frome and Nunney, Raluca and Keith appear in Westbury with a new programme of romantic and early modern classical masterpieces.

Raluca was trained at Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and appears regularly with orchestras in Frome and Warminster.  Keith is perhaps better known as a jazz pianist and for running Frome Jazz Club.

Their first programme focused on the classical work of Romania, while their new programme includes sonatas and concertos by composers such as Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Saint-Saens and Schumann.

Sep
30
Mon
Old Westbury in pictures @ The Hollies Inn
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm

If you are interested in Then & Now, perhaps you should wander by the Hollies Inn during the Festival fortnight.

In association with the Westbury Heritage Society, The Hollies Inn will be showing pictures of Westbury and surroundings on plasma screens during normal opening hours.

There are lots of street scenes, industrial heritage, people and places all going back to early 20th century and some beyond that. Fascinating!

 

Oct
1
Tue
Two in One @ All Saints Church
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

A welcome return to the festival for Ruth Phillips and Pauline Ward who bring their inimitable style to All Saints.

This year ‘Two in One’ present “East meets West”

Ruth and Pauline will perform an exciting and varied programme of Russian and English music.  Starting from the East with composers such as Borodin, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky, then moving closer to home with pieces written by English composers, namely Vaughan Williams, Lennox Berkley, Warlock and Walton.

 

Oct
2
Wed
Songbirds Choir @ All Saints Church
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

songbirds choir

Since coming together in 1916, the friendly Songbirds have grown into a vibrant successful choir.  The choir sing a wide range of songs including classical, folk, sacred, jazz and musical theatre.

If you wish to join the choir, a new term starts in September and is the perfect time to join. So if you enjoy singing, having fun and working to achieve a goal, come along to WRMS, 112 Gloucester Road, Trowbridge. Mondays 2-3.30 pm or 3 pm for the school run.  Contact Lorraine on 07730 254122 or email lorraine@theatresense.co.uk.