POSTPONED PeatBog Faeries

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels
through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. They are Peter Morrison (pipes and whistles), Ross Couper (fiddle), Tom Salter (guitar), Innes Hutton (bass, percussion), Graeme Stafford (keyboards) and Stuart Haikney (drums).

‘…the ultimate Celtic fusion party band.’ Neil McFadyen

In partnership with Versatile Arts and mu-mu Audio

Tickets for all events available HERE and The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

CANCELLED Coull Quartet and Mark Bebbington – piano

The second of three concerts celebrating the works of 20th century and contemporary English composers. This English Music Weekend, promoted in partnership with Espressivo, invites leading soloists and chamber musicians (Mark Bebbington, Coull Quartet, Peter Cigleris), who have championed this repertoire over their distinguished careers, to share their love of it with local audiences, in various chamber music combinations. This concert features the Coull Quartet and pianist Mark Bebbington.

Ireland String Quartet No 1 in D minor
Ian Venables Piano Quintet Op.27
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84

‘ …the magnificent, seasoned ensemble of the Coull’ – The Strad
Mark Bebbington: ‘ … truly a remarkable pianist’ – The Times

£16/Free for students in full time education

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Tickets also available at The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

EVENT CANCELLED Animo, Martin Bills, Eve Loiseau and Wendy Nieper

Animo (Sarah Waycott – flute, Yanna Zissiadou – piano)
Martin Bills – composer
Eve Loiseau – voice
Wendy Nieper – voice
Award winning composer Martin Bills and Animo have teamed up to offer a concert that transcends musical boundaries and eras. Performing Martin’s song cycle are the celebrated soprano and jazz singer Wendy Nieper, joined by well-known Edith Piaf interpreter Eve Loiseau and accompanied by Yanna Zissiadou. Animo will be performing their own ‘soulful’ repertoire and premiere new compositions written specifically for them. In this concert musical styles meld imperceptibly to allow the music to flow without boundaries.
Tickets £16/ Free to students in full time education

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Tickets also available at The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

EVENT CANCELLED The Kinge’s Musicke

Elizabeth Pallett and students from the Birmingham Conservatoire Early Music Department

This concert by musicians from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire celebrates the Henry VIII Song Book c.1520. This beautiful book is a surviving monument to secular music from the early years of King Henry’s reign. Presenting well-known songs such as ‘Pastime with good company’ and ‘Green groweth the holly’ are three singers from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Vocal Department accompanied by the lute. The concert will also feature the recorder and an instrument very particular to the period, the symphony. This superb repertoire is brought to life under the artistic direction of Elizabeth Pallett.

In partnership with Priory Early Music Society
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Peter Fisher & Margaret Fingerhut

These superb artists, who have distinguished and successful solo careers in their own right, have come together to form a duo whose technical prowess and quality of tone combine to produce performances of vibrancy, beauty and lyricism. Their most varied and imaginative programme spans around 200 years and opens with the famous ‘Spring Sonata’ of Beethoven in the year celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Beethoven Violin Sonata in F Op.24 ‘Spring’
Clive Jenkins Pastorale and Allegro
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor
Korngold Four Pieces from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
James MacMillan Kiss on Wood
Ravel Tzigane

Peter Fisher: ‘ … displayed technical mastery and a beautiful lyrical tone.’ Musical Opinion
Margaret Fingerhut: ‘ … one of the most radiantly musical of pianists … ‘ International Piano

In partnership with Espressivo
£16/Free for students in full-time education

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Tickets also available at The Courtyard, Hereford www.courtyard.org.uk 01432 340555

William Howard Workshop

An informal workshop day with William Howard, one of Britain’s leading pianists.

This workshop day will give students the opportunity to perform on a superb Steinway concert grand, and to receive an informal master class from William Howard, who will offer advice on performance, interpretation, and technique.
Pianists at all levels are invited to participate if they have a piece prepared for performance/exam standards.
The classes will be divided into three categories, with the masterclasses varying in duration according to the length of the pieces being performed:
1. Grades 1 – 3 (£5 fee for participants)
2. Grades 4 – 6 (£10)
3. Grades 7, 8 and beyond (£15)

Listeners can attend free of charge.
Each student will receive one to one tuition in a master class environment so places are limited. To book on the workshop day, please email name, age and approximate level of ability to justinepeberdy@hellensmanor.com
The closing date for booking is Friday 24 January 2020. Provisionally the plan is to schedule Categories 1 and 2 in the morning and Category 3 in the afternoon. Exact times of sessions will be confirmed on Monday 27 January 2020.

WILLIAM HOWARD, described in The Independent as “a pianist of quite special lustrousness and versatility”, is established as one of Britain’s leading pianists, enjoying a career that has taken him to over 40 different countries.
His performing life consists of solo recitals, concerto performances, guest appearances with chamber ensembles and instrumentalists. In 1983 he founded the Schubert Ensemble, with which he performed for the full 35 years of the Ensemble’s existence. William performs regularly at major venues and festivals in the UK and can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. He has made over forty CD recordings and premiered several dozen new works by leading composers from the UK and abroad. Highlights of 2020 include concerts in the USA, the Czech Republic and around the UK, and the release of a recording of piano works by Howard Skempton, including 24 Preludes and Fugues which William premiered at the Hay Festival in 2019. www.williamhoward.co.uk

Ragtime Swing- Charity Event

Here’s the event for those who love Jazz!

Join us at Hellens Manor for an evening, journeying through the genre’s history.

With live music performed by the talented Carl Attwood, house pianist for the Terry Wogan show. In aid of Community Action Ledbury.

 

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Kongero

 

With their voices moving together in tight harmony or intertwining in a whirling tempo, the highly acclaimed folk vocal group Kongero draws traditional Swedish music out of the past and into the present.

A concert with Kongero will take the listener on a fabulous journey, an all-embracing Scandinavian folk music experience. Blue notes, amazing vocal polyphony, groovy, powerful, and intimate. The band was formed in 2005 and besides doing concerts they also conduct well-received workshops in traditional Swedish vocal music and vocal harmonies.

 

 

“We had these ladies to kick off our Sol European Forum in Stockholm, they really owned the crowd, beautiful!”- Paul Van Nobelen

“Living proof that AUTOTUNE didn’t need to be invented”- Paul White, Soundonsound

“This group is a revelation. The beauty of the four voices is equaled only by the pristine, flawless arrangements. They provide a stunning example of a marriage between the traditional and the innovative. This magical Swedish music very much deserves to be heard far and wide.”- Jeff Meshel, Music journalist

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