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5:26am Thursday 17th July 2014
ELGAR'S masterpiece, Enigma Variations, which includes the famous ‘Nimrod’, is played by orchestras across the globe, but on Tuesday it will be performed in a new arrangement on Hereford Cathedral’s world-famous 4,000-pipe Willis organ.
2:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014
5:18am Tuesday 15th July 2014
THE lay clerks, choral scholars and boy choristers of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester Cathedrals spent one of the hottest days of the year rehearsing together in Worcester for the forthcoming Three Choirs Festival, as singers from Hereford and Gloucester joined the 'home team' to work on repertoire for some of the main festival concerts.
1:22am Tuesday 15th July 2014
THE English Choral Experience Arts Festival, now in its eighth year, takes place in Dore Abbey from July 20 to July 26, featuring a week’s choral course for experienced singers, led by directed by the renowned choral conductor, Paul Spicer, as well as evening events and a mixed media arts exhibition, to be opened this year by The Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, The Countess Darnley.
4:21pm Monday 14th July 2014
2:10pm Sunday 13th July 2014
5:55am Sunday 6th July 2014
1:47pm Friday 4th July 2014
4:54pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
THE penultimate Saturday Cafe of the current season sees gypsy jazz guitar virtuoso Remi Harris and his trio( Caley Groves, rhythm guitar and Mike Green, double bass) performing in the bar at lunchtime on Saturday.
2:49pm Thursday 3rd July 2014
5:36am Saturday 28th June 2014
CONCERTS for Craswall presents an exciting and varied concert on Saturday, July 5, with a programme that includes music from two composers with Hereford connections - Elgar’s Cello Concerto, his last great elegiac masterpiece and Afar, a piece by Hereford composer Anthony Powers, commissioned by Concerts for Craswall for their 10th birthday.
8:41pm Friday 27th June 2014
7:47pm Thursday 26th June 2014
NICK Gethin, former member of the London Symphony Orchestra and teacher at Hereford Cathedral School, will be hosting a glorious concert of cello music in Dorstone Parish Church on Sunday, July 6 at 7pm.
2:45pm Thursday 26th June 2014
10:46am Thursday 26th June 2014
8:43am Thursday 26th June 2014
THE Remi Harris Trio, a contemporary gypsy jazz trio playing an exciting selection of jazz, swing and bebop standards, original tunes and popular melodies, will be playing at the Assembly Rooms in Presteigne on Saturday.
5:48am Monday 23rd June 2014
5:47am Monday 23rd June 2014
FOLLOWING the success of its recent production of Princess Ida at The Courtyard, Hereford's own multi-award winning Gilbert and Sullivan Society is back at the venue with its brand new production, Back to 1964.
6:47pm Sunday 22nd June 2014
LOCAL choir the Helen Vereker Singers are joining forces with the The Starlight Dance Company and Aspire Dance School for an evening of toe-tapping and hand-clapping fun in You Can't Stop the Beat at The Courtyard on Saturday, June 28.
6:37am Saturday 21st June 2014
HEREFORD Musical Theatre Company is taking a trip down Memory Lane and leading them on their way is director George Powell who is coming out of retirement to celebrate 45 years with the company with a handpicked selection of his favourite songs from the shows.
5:49am Saturday 21st June 2014
6:32am Friday 20th June 2014
1:03pm Thursday 19th June 2014
SHOULDN’T - one mused, as Leominster’s Lion Ballroom lay, drowsing but expectant, on an Indian Summer October afternoon - Shouldn’t the BBC scrap its contracts with the Met Office and all those super-computers, and hand over long-range weather forecasting to Stella Seaton-Sims, Michael Jones, and Espressivo? For they must have planned this recital months in advance, but how could they have known that, on the day, the weather would so perfectly match their theme and title - “In the Sunlight”?
12:44pm Thursday 19th June 2014
MALVERN Concert Club closed its 2013-14 season with a subtle and entrancing concert by the Aronowitz Ensemble. Founded ten years ago and joining the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme two years later, this ensemble has been pushing the boundaries of Romantic performance, both with unusual repertoire, and an approach to interpretation that sensitive rather than self-consciously expressive. The first half consisted of one piece, Bruckner’s String Quintet, from 1879. Running to almost fifty minutes and including passages of complex counterpoint and obscure harmony, this quintet would be intolerably dull in a mediocre performance, yet the Aronowitz held their audience throughout, spinning out the many quieter passages as if time had stopped altogether, and taking care not to overplay the occasional bombastic gestures. The four upper strings (two violins and two violas) generated a wonderfully intricate tapestry, punctuated (like an organ pedal-section) by the cello whose brighter, more soloistic tone merely emphasized the otherworldliness of the upper strings. A key to the success of the performance was the frequent (and brave) use of the quietest sounds: a mere murmur from one of the violas was sufficient to capture and hold the packed Forum Theatre.
5:02am Sunday 15th June 2014
5:44am Saturday 14th June 2014
4:57am Monday 9th June 2014
5:41am Saturday 7th June 2014
11:40pm Friday 6th June 2014
5:52am Friday 6th June 2014
4:55pm Thursday 5th June 2014
11:28am Wednesday 4th June 2014
5:05am Monday 26th May 2014
4:04am Saturday 24th May 2014
GLASBURY Arts and Theatr Brycheiniog are delighted to announce the award of an Arts Council Wales grant towards the running costs for their fourth annual Harp Summer School to be held from Wednesday, August 27 to Saturday, 30 August 2014.
1:14pm Wednesday 14th May 2014
RELIVE the golden age of the big bands with The Hereford Big Band Swing and Dance at Lyde Court next weekend, when music from the 1940s and 1950s, featuring well-loved standards, classic arrangements and original compositions will be on the menu.
3:05am Wednesday 14th May 2014
4:04am Tuesday 13th May 2014
5:52am Monday 12th May 2014
7:48am Saturday 10th May 2014
5:03am Saturday 10th May 2014
FOLLOWING their successful tenth anniversary tour, which included a special birthday party bash at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Spiers and Boden, the top traditional music duo of the folk scene continue their journey into the exciting nether-regions of traditional folk music.
7:50pm Thursday 8th May 2014
4:02pm Thursday 8th May 2014
5:48am Tuesday 6th May 2014
5:31am Sunday 4th May 2014
5:46am Saturday 3rd May 2014
HEREFORD Chamber Choir, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, joins forces with the Academia Music Orchestra of Hereford Sixth Form College, in line with its policy to encourage young performers, to present the hauntingly beautiful Faure’s Requiem on Friday, May 9. The programme also includes a selection of instrumental and choral music by Handel, Vaughan Williams, Chatman, Lassus and Hely-Hutchinson. This concert is in aid of The Friends of Hereford Cathedral which the Chamber Choir supports on a regular basis, and features soprano Megan Griffiths, baritone Roger Langford and Bronwen Williams on harp and John Williams on organ, directed by Stephen Gowland.
5:26am Saturday 3rd May 2014
When Stephen John Davis, star of Phantom of the Opera and soprano Denise Leigh, who thrilled the nation with her singing at the 2012 London Paralympics opening ceremony, performed at last year’s Hereford Police Male Choir’s annual concert they filled the Shirehall. By popular demand both artistes are returning for this year’s annual police choir concert at the Shirehall on Saturday, 17 May at 7pm.
5:44am Friday 2nd May 2014
5:19am Friday 2nd May 2014
9:48am Thursday 1st May 2014
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