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Sep
23
Mon
Workshop with Emma @ E J Crafts
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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
Workshop with Emma @ E J Crafts
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.

Sep
26
Thu
Vintage Cinema and cream tea @ The Laverton
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Come along and enjoy a delicious cream tea with a free vintage 1935 Hitchcock thriller starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll on the side!

Under licensing rules for a free showing of the film, we cannot give the title so you will have to take your own ‘Steps’ to work it out but here’s one or two clues – there are spies, murders, mystery and a number between 30 and 40!

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
28
Sat
Superheroes and Scrapstore @ All Saints Parish Hall
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Westbury Festival are teaming up with the Wiltshire Scrapstore and the Coalition of Super Heroes to give local children the chance to get creative and become a super hero!

Real life super hero characters from the films will keep the crafters company and children can take their own creations home to enjoy.  So if you want to be a storm trooper, Batman or Captain America, this is the place to be!

Refreshments will be available.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

This event is kindly being sponsored by Haine & Smith, Opticians

Speaking Volumes @ Westbury Library
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

One of our regular talks organised through Westbury Library.  ‘Speaking Volumes’  is a talk by Gordon Griffin MBE who is the most prolific recorder of audiobooks in Europe.

Gordon has been an actor for over 50 years and has done it all – from Shakespeare to rock musicals and for quite a while he was the voice on the London Underground telling you to ‘Mind the Gap Please’

Tickets only available from Westbury Library 01373 822294