The Rockingham Brass Band Music Festival 2017]
Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm
[This event forms part of our music festival for 2017]
The Rockingham Band has a long history dating back to 1850, when it was founded as a local colliery band. After the pit closed in the 1970s it gained anew sponsor and a new group of musicians, and went from strength to strength.
The Emperor String Quartet, with pianist Benjamin Frith [Music Festival 2017]
Wednesday 27th September at 7.30pm
[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2017]
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.
After performing Haydn Quartet in E flat Op 64/4 and music from popular English composer David Mitcham, the Quartet will be joined by local pianist and Wigmore Hall regular Benjamin Frith to perform the Piano Quintet in E Flat Op 44 by Schumann.
Tickets cost £12 (or £10 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713. Alternativley, please complete ad return the booking for below.
Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £32, (£27 for concessions)
Any unsold tickets will be available on the door immediately prior to the event (subject to availability)
Barnburgh Male Voice Choir
Saturday 29th July 2017 at 7.30 pm
A mixed choir of 55 choristers has been brought together for this special performance.
Barnburgh Male Voice Choir was formed in 1982 and has been conducted by Andris Ugulis since 2013. It presently has 26 members and performs at a variety of venues in the local area. The Barnburgh Village Singers, a four part ladies choir, was formed in 2001 by its conductor Julia Bullars. It has 36 members and has been well received on previous visits to Wentworth. The two choirs will be joined by other individuals from local music groups to perform John Rutter's 'Feel The Spirit'. In order to offer an entertaining concert, the first half will include a range of songs to suit all tastes performed by both choirs individually. The finale will be in the style of 'Last night of the Proms ' with an opportunity for audience participation! Wentworth Church lends a special atmosphere to music performed in it, and there is no doubt that this will be a special concert. Come and enjoy a July evening in the company of these choirs.
Music for a Summer Evening 2017
Saturday 15th July 2016 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.
Garden Party 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017, 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.
Margaret Duckworth Singers 2017
Wednesday 7th June at 7.30 pm
The choir was founded nearly fifty years ago as a mixed group which take the name of their musical director who is well known as a tutor to many professional singers, including those with Opera North and English National Opera. Margaret Duckworth is a professional soloist of international reputation in her own right, having sung with the Berlin Philharmonic and having won the Kathleen Ferrier award at the S’Hertogenbosch International Competition in Holland.
A range of short solos will be performed by selected members of the choir.
After many highly successful concerts, we look forward to welcoming them again to Wentworth.
Tickets cost £7
Art Exhibition 2017
Wentworth Church Art Exhibition 2017
Sunday 28th May 2017, 1pm to 5pm &
Monday 29th May 2017, 10am to 4pm
We will have 70 local talented artists’ original works for sale in church as well as Live Music and Entertainment with refreshments being served in the The Mechanics Institute.
Route 66: An evening with Sinatra and Swing
Saturday 20th May 2017 at 7.30pm
Award Winning Classics from the Dutch Choir
We are delighted to be able to welcome this visiting choir which is touring the UK. Originating in Hoofddorp, Northern Holland, they are a choir of 100 members of which 50 are in the touring group and will be visiting Wentworth.