Escafeld Chorale: Celebrating Christmas in Words and Music

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Saturday, 5th December 2015 at 7.30 pm 
Escafeld Chorale invite you to join them in Celebrating Christmas in Words and Music with Mince Pies and Mulled Wine (or Tea or Coffee) at Wentworth Church.

This mixed choir of over fifty people will sing Christmas music, and you will be invited to join in some of the items. The music will  be interspersed with seasonal readings, some of which may be quite funny.

Tickets will be available in mid November by completing the booking form, or from Roy Smalley at the Church. 

Arioso Baroque Ensemble [Music Festival 2015]

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Saturday 26th September at 7.30pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2015]

The acclaimed early chamber music group, ARIOSO, was formed in 1992 in response to the remarkable growth of interest in music of the baroque, and to provide period performance outside London and the South East. The band is based on the immensely popular trio sonata format: two violins, viola da gamba  and continuo (theorbo or baroque guitar); with mezzo soprano. What is exciting about this group is that the director, Martyn Hodgson, devotes considerable time to researching and  this performance at Wentworth will include some rarely heard and newly discovered music from the period.

In the seventeenth century much of Europe was in turmoil, but there was also a flowering of innovative artistic expression.  In tonight’s concert, ARIOSO performs early baroque works mostly by English and German speaking composers who lived through these troubled times and enthusiastically took up these innovations adapting the new style to their particular national tastes. Particularly noteable is Lanier's much praised 'Hero's Lament' - a sort of mini-opera and incredibly popular.

Tickets cost £8 (or £7 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713.

Any unsold tickets will be  available on the door (subject to availability)

Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £25, (£23 for concessions)

 

Simon Lindley - Organ Recital [Music Festival 2015]

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Saturday, 26th September at 1.00pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2015]

2010 saw the restoration of the magnificent Father Willis organ in Wentworth Church. This concert continues the celebration of the completion of this wonderful instrument and we are privileged to be able to welcome Simon Lindley to perform for us in 2015.

Simon Lindley is a graduate of the Royal Schools of Music and spent his early career in London working with a number of churches, most notably at Westminster and St. Albans Cathedrals, and was organ tutor at the Royal School of Church Music’s College of St. Nicolas. He moved North to Leeds Minster in 1975 and was then appointed Leeds City Organist, holding both positions to this day. He has worked as a senior lecturer at Leeds Polytechnic and Senior Music officer for Leeds City Council, and been active in Lodges, serving as Grand Organist to the United Grand Lodge of England in 2010-12. 



He devotes a considerable amount of time to Yorkshire music, being conductor of the Sheffield Bach Choir and Doncaster Choral Society, and former chorus master and now life vice-President of Halifax Choral Society and Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, along with numerous other activities. It is his prolific recordings for Naxos and Chandos for which he is particularly well known.

Tickets cost £7 (or £6 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713.

Any unsold tickets will be  available on the door (subject to availability)

Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £25, (£23 for concessions)

 

The Emperor String Quartet [Music Festival 2015]

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Friday, 25th September at 7.30pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2015]

The Emperor String Quartet was formed in 1992 and continues to enjoy a varied and successful international career with their original membership intact. In 1995 they Were the first British winners of the Evian/Bordeaux competition, having won the Menuhin Prize in London the previous year. They have been BBC artists since 1993 and have made a number of highly acclaimed CD recordings

The Quartet's repertoire ranges from Haydn to contemporary composers such as James Macmillan and Harrison Birtwistle and they have premiered numerous works by talented composers of their generation. They have performed at all of the major UK Festivals and at a number abroad, from the Prague Spring to New York City's "Mostly Mozart" Festival. They have toured throughout Europe, Scandinavia and North America and have made concert tours for the British Council in Ecuador and Nigeria. The Wentworth programme will include Haydn quartet Haydn quartet Op 64.

Tickets cost £12 (or £10 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713.

Any unsold tickets will be  available on the door (subject to availability)

Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £25, (£23 for concessions)

 

All Star Brass [Music Festival 2015]

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Thursday 24th September at 7.30 pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2015]

The ensemble was formed in 2012 to perform a ‘one-off’ performance for a charity event, but the members enjoyed it so much that they decided to continue the relationship and undertake more engagements.

The ensemble is led by John Hopkinson, a well-known musical director and trumpet/cornet player and comprises other highly respected players from some of the leading brass bands in the area including Grimethorpe, Brighouse and Rastrick, Yorkshire Imperial, Strata and Worsbrough Brass.

They have a wide repertoire encompassing many styles of music, often featuring solos from talented individuals.

The ensemble has appeared on two previous occasions at Wentworth Church, both of which were hugely successful. We are privileged to be able to welcome them.

Tickets cost £7 (or £6 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713.

Any unsold tickets will be  available on the door (subject to availability

Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £25, (£23 for concessions)

 

Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir [Music Festival 2015]

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Wednesday 23rd September at 7.00 pm

[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2015]

The choir started in 1924 and is celebrating its 90th Anniversary. It remains one of the premier male voice choirs in the country. Over the last ten years their reputation has gone from strength to strength: over the years the choir has won over 100 awards in major competitions, including a second place in the International Eisteddford. At this year’s annual Wentworth Festival, a festival that the choir has been very privileged to be invited to and attend since its inception, the choir continues its full year of celebrations to mark this very special occasion. The members are very enthusiastic about making this year one to remember.

Thanks to Tony Jermy the musical director and Irene Hill the accompanist, the choir continues to renew and revitalise its repertoire, from Songs from the Shows to new pop chart songs, while ensuring that the “Thurnscoe Sound” remains as compelling as it ever did.

Tickets cost £7 (or £6 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713.

Any unsold tickets will be  available on the door (subject to availability

Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £25, (£23 for concessions)

 

Garden Party 2015

BuntingSaturday June 20th  2015, starting  shortly after 2.00 pm

 

There will be plenty of exciting stalls, bric-a-brac, cakes, games and novelty events, Come rain or shine!

 

Please tell all your friends! - This is a chance to make a generous contribution towards the running of our beautiful church.

Music for a Summer Evening - 2015

Saturday 11th July 2015 at 7.30pm.

The Tom Downing Collier Memorial Concert: An evening of songs and piano music with Kate Hyland-Collier and Richard Taylor.

We do hope you can join us in this fundraising event for Church funds and Leukaemia Research.

For further details or to book, please use the attached booking form.

 


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