Guitar fusion

5:41am Monday 28th July 2014

GUITARISTS Gordon Giltrap and Raymond Burley present Double Vision at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, August 2.

Jazz on a summer's day

5:49am Friday 25th July 2014

THE Titley Jazz Festival, which opens tomorrow at The Rodd near Presteigne, this year celebrates its 5th anniversary, presenting some of the leading musical talents available on the British modern jazz scene.

Annual free festival is back with nine days of music and more

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10:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MONMOUTH Festival, G?yl Trefynwy, is one of the biggest and best free music festivals in the UK, with the nine-day event kicking off tomorrow and headlined on Saturday night by the award-winning Seth Lakeman.

High energy rhythms and beats

Hereford Times: The workshop is aimed at teenagers and adults.

8:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN exciting drumming workshop will be led by James Barrow who specialises in leading high-energy, hands-on Taiko Drumming.

A mammoth year in the hidden valley

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3:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE fiercely independent Nozstock festival, which takes place next weekend, August 1 to 3, near Bromyard, caters for festival goers of all types, from the veteran festival aficionado through to those newly infected with the festival bug. It has evolved from a gathering of 50 friends into an intimate musical odyssey joining the dots between pop, ska, folk, funk, soul, indie, drum & bass, psytrance, house and a whole lot more. It is now firmly established as one of the country’s leading boutique festivals.

Variation on classic Variations

Hereford Times: Hereford Cathedral's assistant organist Peter Dyke

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.

Baroque summer concert

2:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THREE well-known Marches musicians will give a baroque concert in Eardisley church on Sunday, July 20 at 7.30pm.

Choirs in good voice for festival

Hereford Times: Rehearsals for the Three Choirs Festival. Picture by Ash Mills.

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.

Voices raised in song

Hereford Times: The week's choral course is accompanied by a mixed media arts exhibition in the abbey.

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.

Spectacular summer concert

4:21pm Monday 14th July 2014

PIANO maestro Jools Holland returns to Eastnor Castle later this month with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra as part of his summer tour that includes a variety of stately homes and racecourses.

Words and music inspired by war

Hereford Times: Christopher Good

2:10pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A PROGRAMME of words and music inspired by the First World War, will be presented in Pembridge Church on Sunday, August 3.

Celebrating 20 years of dance excellence

Hereford Times: They've been dancing for 20 years at Hereford Academy of Dance. Picture by russelllewisphotography.co.uk.

5:55am Sunday 6th July 2014

THE Hereford Academy of Dance has come a long way in 20 years, and all the students will come together in a vibrant production at The Courtyard to celebrate the academy's big birthday.

Harp school places available

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1:47pm Friday 4th July 2014

A LIMITED number of places are still available for Glasbury Arts and Theatr Brycheiniog’s fourth annual Harp Summer School to be held from Wednesday, August 27 to Saturday, 30 August 2014.

Season ends in stunning style

Hereford Times: Highly acclaimed gypsy jazz guitarist Remi Harris.

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.

Final festival weekend offers fun and fireworks

Hereford Times: Showaddywaddy

2:49pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THREE days of exciting entertainment remain of Ludlow Arts Festival as it approaches its final weekend.

Hereford composers mark birthday celebrations

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.

Polish theme to this year's festival

Hereford Times: Pawe? ?ukaszewski, composer of a festival-commissioned Requiem, and an extremely popular musician in his home country.

8:41pm Friday 27th June 2014

THIS year's Presteigne Festival, a musically enlightening six days of concerts, talks and other events, has a Polish theme as one of its main features

A charm of cellos in concert

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.

Band reunites in aid of gala

2:45pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A BAND that's been around as long as Bromyard Gala will come together again to perform at this year's even.

Strings for summer

10:46am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE Hereford String Orchestra will be holding its Summer Symphony concert in Leominster Priory on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Virtuoso gypsy jazz guitarist

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Remi Harris Trio at Café Rouge.
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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.

Concert for castle

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5:48am Monday 23rd June 2014

FIVE principle wind players from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will be playing as the Flourish Wind Quintet in the ancient rooms of Hay Castle on Tuesday, July 1.

Flares not essential

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.

All singing, all dancing, all entertainment

Hereford Times: Some of the singers and dancers who will take to the stage in You Can't Stop the Beat.

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.

Memories are made of this

Hereford Times: George Powell, who is celebrating 45 years with HMTC.

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.

Virtuoso violinist Bach in Malvern

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5:49am Saturday 21st June 2014

VIOLIN phenomenon Nigel Kennedy will take his audience Bach to the Future with two concerts celebrating his favourite music.

Back to the beginning for Josh

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6:32am Friday 20th June 2014

The last time Joshua Davies was on stage at The Courtyard was in Hereford Musical Theatre Company's production of The Fully Monty.

Sunshine in the Lion Ballroom

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”?

Ensemble delights with entrancing concert

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.

Music for a summer's day

11:49am Thursday 19th June 2014

Wye Valley Music

Cello pilgrimage brings Bach to church

5:02am Sunday 15th June 2014

THE church of St Lawrence, Weston-under-Penyard welcomes celebrated cellist Orlando Jopling on Sunday, June 22, with a concert of Bach concertos.

Carmina show is unaffected by road closure

Hereford Times: Pippa Marland and Rob King are Carmina.

5:44am Saturday 14th June 2014

CARMINA, playing at Part-y-Seal in Grosmont on Saturday, June 21, started their career in the Herefordshire and Monmouthshire area, but maintain a strong connection to their Irish roots.

Cocktails and rock stars down on the farm

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4:57am Monday 9th June 2014

ROCK the Farm, the boutique festival from Chase Distillery now in its third year, is, for the first time, opening to the public in August.

Start spreading the news

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5:41am Saturday 7th June 2014

Rat Pack Live has all the panache and attitude of Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra during their Vegas heyday, and it arrives in Malvern on Saturday, June 28.

A trio of beautiful voices in perfect harmony

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11:40pm Friday 6th June 2014

BRIT Award-winning harmony trio Blake return with a striking new show featuring songs from their latest album, powerful video projections, hilarious comic banter and some unique musical surprises.

Still Searching five decades on

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5:52am Friday 6th June 2014

ONE of the iconic bands of the sixties, The Searchers' remarkable career continues.

Varied programme at tearooms

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4:55pm Thursday 5th June 2014

THERE'S a unique opportunity to meet a talented group of creative professionals at Part-y-Seal tearooms in Grosmont on Saturday.

Opera pops up again in the county

Hereford Times: Ferrando and Guglielmo accept Don Alfonso's wager to test their fiancees' fidelity by posing as strangers and trying to seduce them.

11:28am Wednesday 4th June 2014

POP Up Opera return to Herefordshire this summer with Mozart’s much-loved Così fan tutte.

Festival shrouded in mystery

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5:05am Monday 26th May 2014

FULL Circle is a new one-day music festival at a beautiful secret location outside Presteigne on the site of an ancient Iron Age Fort with stunning views over unspoilt valleys and hills

Harp masterclasses and workshops

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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.

Get in the swing with band

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.

Society serves up a feast of Vivaldi

3:05am Wednesday 14th May 2014

LEOMINSTER Choral Society will present a concert of music by Vivaldi, including the ever-popular Gloria, on Saturday, May 24.

Multi-talented folk foursome

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4:04am Tuesday 13th May 2014

FOUR of the country’s finest and most influential folk artists will be performing a special gig at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms on Sunday, May 18 as part of their current UK tour.

Sisters do it for themselves to bring Canadian band to local venue

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5:52am Monday 12th May 2014

ALL Saints Church and Café in Hereford has secured a musical coup, thanks to the efforts of a trio of sisters desperate to see the band.

British programme from Britten Singers

7:48am Saturday 10th May 2014

BRITISH music will be featuring in The Britten Singers' next concert on Friday, May 16 in All Saints Church.

Award winning folk duo in town

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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.

Roy's big birthday bash

Hereford Times: Dr Roy MasseyPhoto credit: Gordon Taylor

7:50pm Thursday 8th May 2014

BILLED as the man who knows Hereford Cathedral’s organ “better than anyone else alive”, Dr Roy Massey will be doing what he does best to mark his 80th birthday.

Favourites from the opera

4:02pm Thursday 8th May 2014

ROSS-on-Wye Choral Society returns to The Larruperz Centre with A Night at The Opera on Saturday, with a programme of favourite choruses and well-known arias from a selection of operas.

Original jazz talent

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5:48am Tuesday 6th May 2014

FANS of classic jazz songs and singers are in for a treat when Arts Alive bringsJuliet Kelly, who has taken the jazz scene by storm, to local venues.

Anniversary concert

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5:31am Sunday 4th May 2014

AS part of the twentieth anniversary year, Concerts for Craswall will present a special concert by Duo Amade on Thursday, May 15 in St Michael's Church, Michaelchurch Escley.



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