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7:58pm Friday 28th February 2014
THE CBSO Cello Ensemble was set up by members of the CBSO Cello Section to enjoy the gorgeous sound of the instrument which, when brought together in a group, has the full range of sounds and notes of any orchestra. Led by cellist David Russell’s brilliant arrangements, the ensemble's repertoire ranges fro Vivaldi to Dave Brubeck, including opera and cello standards along the way.
9:02am Friday 28th February 2014
TWENTY years of concerts for Craswall will be marked by the summer orchestral performance in Dore Abbey in July, but to start off this year of celebratory concerts five superb chamber musicians will perform the String Quintet in C by Schubert.
10:07am Thursday 27th February 2014
FOLLOWING a sell-out show with By the Rivers last month, Shenanigans is back in action at The Globe in Hay-on-Wye tomorrow with Baila La Cumbia, Bristol’s premiere purveyors of Latin and Columbian influenced music.
Brahms and Britten at Presteigne Assembly Rooms' afternoon recital featuring John Hymas and Jeremy Fisher
1:48pm Tuesday 25th February 2014
1:33pm Tuesday 25th February 2014
5:53am Friday 21st February 2014
7:23am Monday 17th February 2014
6:58am Sunday 16th February 2014
A CONCERT on Thursday, February 27 marks the first visit by Chetham’s School of Music to Hereford and is given at the conclusion of two days of collaborative workshops with local schools promoted by Chetham’s, The Courtyard and Herefordshire Music Education Hub and made possible through the generosity of Claridge Nursing Homes and The Friends of Herefordshire Museum and Arts.
4:50am Sunday 16th February 2014
TRIO Gitan will take you on a journey like no other: from the mist covered and heavily wooded mountain slopes of rural Eastern Europe, through the buzzing and upbeat Parisian café scene, through the classical music of Brahms and Paganini, to the poignant yearning and wild abandon of Jewish wedding music, this show, which comes to Lyde Court on Friday, February 28, has it all - sizzling violin duets and blistering guitar solos that will have you on the edge of your seat if you are not already up and dancing.
8:56am Saturday 15th February 2014
OYSTERBAND emerge from their hugely successful collaboration with June Tabor, the multi-award-winning Ragged Kingdom, with a brand new album of original songs full of big, open melodies and uplifting, insightful lyrics and take to the road, having rediscovered their song-writing roots and, following a superb run of festivals in 2013, their passion for live performances.
7:25am Sunday 9th February 2014
6:21am Saturday 8th February 2014
6:03am Friday 7th February 2014
A VARIED programme of events is presented by Mid Border Arts at the Assembly Rooms in Presteigne this spring, starting on Saturday, February 8 with a double bill featuring The Brass Funkeys, a performing monkey troupe that escaped the New Orleans circus; hitchhiked East on a hot-air ballon; landed in the Atlantic and swam ashore in England. Having raided the store of a colliery band for pristine trombones, trumpets and sousaphones they are now on the loose……. (that's what they say). The other act is the Showhawk Duo, who play an eclectic selection of music on two guitars - from 70′s rock hits, to gypsy jazz, to operatic overtures.
5:20am Friday 7th February 2014
3:25pm Thursday 6th February 2014
MID Wales Opera return to The Courtyard on Saturday with their production of Acis and Galatea, a musical masterpiece from one of the greatest composers of all time – George Frideric Handel - with words by poet John Gay, best known for The Beggar’s Opera.
4:59am Wednesday 5th February 2014
10:53am Tuesday 4th February 2014
12:02pm Monday 3rd February 2014
HUGELY visual and highly exciting Tap Factory, which comes to The Courtyard on Wednesday, February 12, features renowned dancers and musicians from all over the world who blend the art of percussion with dance and acrobatics, an eclectic mix of performances uniting to form one powerful identity.
5:55am Monday 3rd February 2014
8:52pm Sunday 2nd February 2014
MUSIC, Comedy and the outdoor life take centre stage as the first shows go on sale for this year's Ludlow Arts Festival, which runs from June 28 to July 6, following the Ludlow Shakespeare Festival's As You Like It from June 14 to 22.
5:01am Saturday 1st February 2014
THE Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. Bass guitars made out of frying pans and hubcaps. Heart wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw and foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infections funk-rock banjo, and traditional melodies reinvigorated with mesemerising rock rhythms.
5:58pm Friday 31st January 2014
FROM Finland, Denmark, Norway and Germany to the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man, the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra have been wowing audiences with their hilarious high energy roots music, and they're now heading to Hereford, with breakneck fiddle and banjo, a homesick saw, a cabbage playing a watering can and a pet’s polka.
4:02pm Thursday 30th January 2014
11:05am Thursday 30th January 2014
11:03am Thursday 30th January 2014
12:03pm Tuesday 28th January 2014
8:02am Monday 27th January 2014
5:02am Monday 27th January 2014
5:01am Saturday 25th January 2014
BROADWAY and Beyond features eight versatile and talented performers, all-singing, all-dancing actors, whose vitality and vocal dexterity will amaze, and musicians with great musical agility and expertise combined with a dazzling array of costumes and exhilarating dance routines to charm and delight.
12:03pm Friday 24th January 2014
THE hotly tipped band, By the Rivers will be back at The Globe at Hay on Saturday, February 1, having gained an enthusiastic following in the area after performances at both Hay Fayre and HowTheLightGetsIn.
7:02am Friday 24th January 2014
5:02am Friday 24th January 2014
SADLER'S Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D presents a triple bill, including his acclaimed solo, The Letter, at The Courtyard on Wednesday, January 29. The evening also features a top guest artist, and Jonzi presents a new work, continuing three decades as a pioneering creative voice in hip hop dance theatre.
4:01am Friday 24th January 2014
DANCEFEST is seeking applications from budding Herefordshire or Worcestershire-based choreographers, in all styles of dance, from contemporary to street, from Bollywood to salsa, for Creates, a project where young choreographers work with dance professionals to create a new piece of dance for performance.
12:49pm Thursday 23rd January 2014
6:02am Sunday 19th January 2014
5:02am Friday 17th January 2014
CONCERTO soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, pianist Danny Driver, who plays at The Courtyard on Thursday, January 23, is known internationally for the exceptional quality of his performances and recordings, the imagination and breadth of his repertoire and for the individuality of his interpretations of core repertoire works and neglected masterpieces.
6:02pm Thursday 16th January 2014
12:01pm Thursday 16th January 2014
THREE events remain in the 2014 Wye Valley Chamber Music festival, with two taking place at Treowen Manor in Monmouth and the final concert of this year's festival on Sunday at Hellens Manor in Much Marcle.
12:01pm Thursday 16th January 2014
Cyantific, aka Jon Stanley, who's been at the forefront of drum and bass for nearly a decade, renowned for his pinpoint accuracy in the mix and his ability to construct dancefloor anthem, comes to The Jailhouse tomorrow, and on Saturday singer songwriter Mark Morriss will be at the venue. Mark made his name fronting English indie outfit The Bluetones over a successful and fruitful 15 year period, scoring 14 top ten singles and three top ten albums, whilst touring the UK, Europe and Japan. At the back end of 2011 the decision was made to disband The Bluetones, resulting in a shock farewell tour. Hordes of loyal Bluetones fans turned out in their thousands to give the band they called their own, a fond and sad farewell. Since going solo Mark's been touring across the UK in 2013 and later on in 2014 he will take his live shows to Europe. His first solo outing under the aliasFi-Low Beddow was recorded as an EP and toured in 2006, but later re-recorded under his own name and featured on his debut album, Memory Muscle.
3:02pm Friday 10th January 2014
JULIAN Lloyd Webber and his wife Jiaxin Lloyd Webber present a brand-new concert featuring world premiere performances of duets for two cellos with piano, as well as featuring music from the great composers across the classical spectrum from Vivaldi to Arvo Pärt, Dvo?ak, Bach, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saëns, Schumann and many more.
6:02am Friday 10th January 2014
WELL-known for his work directing the Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and playing some of the most well-known comedy ‘patter’ roles in shows at The Courtyard, retired music teacher Alan Durman has also had a life-long interest in George Gershwin’s music, and decided to research Gershwin’s visits to Britain and Europe in the 1920s to mount shows, some of them well-known, such as Lady, be Good! which starred Fred Astaire, but others, such as Primrose, almost forgotten.
12:02pm Friday 13th December 2013
4:02am Friday 13th December 2013
4:02pm Thursday 12th December 2013
WHEN a teenage Mick Ralphs first heard Green Onions by Booker T and the MGs a light went on and he embarked on a 50-year musical journey that led him from his native Herefordshire to the rock arenas of heartland America - having played a seminal role in founding not one, but two iconic bands along the way.
4:02pm Sunday 8th December 2013
HEREFORD will come alive to the striking sound of skiffle music when national guitarist and banjoist Warren James treats music fans to his Skiffle Session concert at The Golden Cross Inn at Sutton St Nicholas on Friday, December 20.
5:02am Friday 6th December 2013
10:02pm Thursday 5th December 2013
FOLLOWING previous themed nights at the Starlite Rooms, the inaugural Ska Nite will be taking place tomorrow night. Soul, Mod, 2 Tonewill be played to the max by 2Rude, a seven-piece group from Newport being labelled as the no 1 Ska tribute band in the UK.
4:30pm Thursday 5th December 2013
2:51pm Thursday 5th December 2013
IT would be hard to imagine anything more rewarding to listen to than the music of Bach beautifully played and sung. This was precisely the treat served up to the Malvern Concert Club audience by Ex Cathedra, the early music vocal and instrumental ensemble that continues to thrive under its founder-director Jeffrey Skidmore.
1:58pm Thursday 5th December 2013
HEREFORD Choral Society’s annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at the cathedral is a much-loved part of the Christmas tradition. Book early for this year’s performance on Saturday, which will again will be given by candlelight, creating a uniquely festive and intimate atmosphere.
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