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Jun
24
Sun
2018
Cromwells’ Choral Concert @ St.John the Evangelist
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cromwells’ Summer Bouquet
Sunday 24th June 2018 3pm

St.John the Evangelist
1 St.John’s Road, Newbury RG14 7PY
FREE entry
Refreshments available
Retiring collection for Stroke Care Newbury and West Berkshire and St John’s Church funds

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Wantage Armed Forces Day @ Wantage
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Wantage Armed Forces Day @ Wantage

PARADES – DISPLAYS – STALLS – FOOD & DRINK

SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

LIVE MUSIC ON STAGE

WickFest 2018 @ Wickham Rec
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WickFest 2018 @ Wickham Rec | Wickham | England | United Kingdom

Live music – Gladiator Duel – Gin & Wine – Real Ales – Bouncy Castle – BBQ – Kids Craft Tent – Ice Cream Van

Hungerford Town Band concert in aid of Citizens Advice West Berkshire @ St George's Church, Wash Common
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

In aid of Citizens Advice West Berkshire on 30 June 2018 at 7.30pm. Entry by donation. Ample free parking.

Party in the Barn @ Moordown Farm
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 1 @ 1:00 am
Jul
3
Tue
2018
Summer concert in Great Bedwyn @ Saint Mary's Church
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Summer concert in Great Bedwyn @ Saint Mary's Church | Great Bedwyn | England | United Kingdom

Summer concert in Wiltshire by world-famous Cambridge choir to raise funds for historic church.

Get ready for a memorable summer concert of beautiful music, performed in a Wiltshire village by a world-leading choir, in the historic surroundings of an outstanding English church. “Music on a Summer’s Evening” will be presented by the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, at St Mary’s Church, Great Bedwyn, on Tuesday 3 July.

Led by the Director, Dr Geoffrey Webber, and accompanied by organ, the choir’s 24 singers will perform a range of favourites designed to please all musical tastes. Organisers are currently finalising the programme, which will feature Gabriel Faure’s famous Requiem in the second half.

All proceeds will go to the Friends of Great Bedwyn Church’s appeal for the funding of structural repairs to the roof and church fabric.

Founded in the 19th century, the mixed undergraduate choir has won international praise for its depth and range and for its commanding performances. The choir’s recordings have often specialised in the re-discovery of forgotten choral repertories. CDs will be on sale after the concert.

“This promises to be a most memorable and enjoyable evening with one of the leading Cambridge college choirs” said lead organiser Ian Herd. “Securing this outstanding singing group is a coup for Bedwyn as they more often perform in much larger venues. St Mary’s is a beautiful church and villagers have rallied to offer accommodation and hospitality to ensure a wonderful evening”.

A cash bar will be open (if dry in the churchyard) from 7pm prior to the performance starting at 7.30pm. Inclusive tickets cost £20 for the first five rows, £15 in the main area, £10 for chancel choir stalls, or £5 for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available from 14 May from the Post Office, Church Street, Great Bedwyn SN8 3PF, the White Horse Bookshop, 136 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, Hungerford Bookshop, 24a High Street, Hungerford RG17 0NF and Finola Duchars, 01672 870 093/ finoladuchars@gmail.com. Early booking is recommended.

The Church of St Mary has been at the heart of life in Great Bedwyn for over 1000 years. The Grade 1-listed building has some non-structural issues causing deterioration. Immediate remedial work will cost more than £160,000.

Pictures of the choir and St Mary’s are available from Ian Herd (see below).

Further information and media enquiries:
Ian Herd iherd@btinternet.com / 01672 871690

Peter Curtain pacurtain@yahoo.co.uk / 07733 301 707

About The Choir of Gonville & Caius College:

The Choir of Gonville & Caius College (http://www.gonvilleandcaiuschoir.com) is one of the UK’s leading collegiate choirs, with a world-wide reputation based on its extensive touring, its exciting programme of concerts and broadcasts, and highly acclaimed CD recordings. The choir consists of 24 singers, two organists and the Director, Dr Geoffrey Webber. Its history stems from the late nineteenth century when the choir was directed by the composer Charles Wood.

More on St Mary’s Church:
https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/9731
https://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getchurch.php?id=1021 

More on Great Bedwyn:
https://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom.php?id=105

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Cromwells’ Choral Concert @ St Michael and All Angels Church Lambourn
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tessa Rushforth was a most loyal and enthusiastic member of the church choir of  Saint  Michael and All Angels Church Lambourn and of the Cromwell Singers of Newbury.  The Cromwell Singers will be giving a concert in Tessa’s memory in St Michael’s on Saturday 7th July starting at 7.00pm and members of the church choir will be joining them in singing two very popular pieces by John Rutter and Zadoc the Priest by Handel.

Tickets are £8.00 and include refreshments and can be reserved by calling Brian Fletcher on 01488 72587 or purchased on the door on the 7th July.  Any profit will be donated to Motor Neuron Association and the Church’s restoration fund.

Saturday 7 July 7 pm at St Michael and All Angels Church Lambourn RG17 8XX.

 

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Jul 21 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub

 

 

Aug
18
Sat
2018
Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Aug 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub

 

 

Sep
15
Sat
2018
Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Sep 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub

 

 

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub

 

 

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Nov 17 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub

 

 

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Woodlands Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Dec 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and include a large membership from The Lambourn Valley and Hungerford area.  The group is a friendly bunch who enjoy great music and dance.

To find out more please contact Rose & Dave Hawkins on 01488 72715

 

http://www.the-woodlands.club/countrymusicclub