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Johnny Herford with Will Vann @ The Hall, Challow Park
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Song Recital by Johnny Herford (Baritone) with Will Vann (piano).

  • This concert will feature a recent song cycle of poems by the War Poets from local composer Denis Wickens.
  • There will also be Schubert and Schumann lieder.

A more detailed programme will be available closer to the time.

Tickets on the door £10

Steamchicken at Arlington Arts Centre @ Arlington Arts Centre
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Steamchicken at Arlington Arts Centre @ Arlington Arts Centre |  |  |

The remarkable album ‘Look Both Ways’, was a sharp turn left for one of the country’s leading ceilidh bands STEAMCHICKEN. A conflation of British and Greek folk forms, musical theatre, jazz and soul, astonished critics and delighted audiences, with a sell-out tour in March and Boomtown, Stainsby, Warwick and Sidmouth festivals.
They return to live performance in 2018 and bring a beguiling show to theatres, arts centres, jazz clubs and pub venues throughout England, in their first major tour; a cornucopia of instrumental virtuosity, a tight rhythm section, four horns and of course the unique vocal style that Amy Kakoura brings. Exciting, heart stoppingly beautiful, majestic, powerful, playful, funny and always entertaining. Not to be missed.

Steamchicken is Ted Crum (harmonica-Peeping Tom, Somerville Gents) and his sons, Matt (sop sax-Demon Barber XL) and Joe (drums), with Tim Yates (bass-Sweet Visitor Band, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Shake the Chains, Albion Band) the latter three ex-the QP. Katy Oliver (trumpet-Just Say Nay) was found in a pub. Like Ted, Mandy Sutton (tenor sax) is a refugee from Chinewrde Morris, as is her husband, playwright and co-founder Andrew Sharpe (keys), who met Amy Kakoura (vocals) when they co-wrote the musical Songs from a Ledge featuring music therapist Becky Eden Green (clarinet, alto sax, BVs- Brightside Music) who was at Uni with Matt and in Sciorr Staged with Matt, Tim and Joe. Photo Credit Elly Lucas

Oxford Sinfonfia @ Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Wantage
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert by the Oxford Sinfonia, conducted by Graham Blyth in celebration of his 70th birthday.

Programme includes:

  • Bruch G minor Violin Concerto with soloist Priscilla Daniels
  • Dvorak’s Symphony “From the New World”.

Please note that this concert will be held in Wantage Parish Church.