Events

This calendar of events at St Mary’s Church will be frequently updated to include ticketing and pricing details that are not immediately available, but will be posted as artists and musicians confirm.

All jazz event details are also available from   http://www.janiceday.co.uk/hay-jazz 

 

PROGRAMME FOR 2018

Friday 19th January

POSTPONED Friday 19th January 7.00pm Nosferatu. The classic 1922 German, black and white, silent horror film, accompanied on the Bevington organ by Fr. Richard Williams. POSTPONED

Friday 23rd March

7.30pm ‘Sirinu’ with Howard Skempton

Sara Stowe (voice and keyboard), Matthew Spring (hurdy-gurdy and lute), Chris Brannick (percussion), Jon Banks (accordion and medieval harp), Christopher Redgate (oboe) and Isabelle Carré (flutes and recorder)

‘THE MAN HURDY-GURDY AND ME’

An innovative concert for lovers of folk, early and modern music by the uniquely inventive composer Howard Skempton and other experimentalists.

Pre-concert discussion with Howard Skempton

Tickets:  £14 (Students £7) From Richard Booth’s Bookshop or on the door.

Saturday 7th April

11.00am. Organ recital with coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Saturday 14th April

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Alan Barnes and David Newton. Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Alan Barnes, clarinet, alto and baritone sax. Alan Barnes’s inimitable musicianship, indefatigable touring and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2014 for clarinet, and has twice been named BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.

David Newton, piano, was voted best pianist in the British Jazz Awards for the thirteenth time in 2014, and was made a fellow of the Leeds College of Music in 2003. His choice of material is often surprising – from Tadd Dameron to Joni Mitchell – but he explains the point of each one in his very illuminating notes.

Friday April 27th

7.00pm Hay Chamber Music Festival

Sunday April 29th

3.00pm Hay Chamber Music Festival

Saturday 5th May

11.00am. Organ recital with coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Saturday 19th May

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Joan Viskant and Nils Solberg. 7.30pm. Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

A tribute to the jazz legends: Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Django Rheinhardt

Joan Viskant, a jazz singer very much in demand all over the country, was born in Chicago and played the Parisian clubs before settling in London. She was described by Woolf Phillips, Frank Sinatra’s MD, as “the best female singer I have heard in 30 years”.

Nils Solberg, a virtuosic guitarist with a background in gipsy jazz, has worked with Clare Teal, Nigel Kennedy and Bryan Ferry, to name but three of the many performers who prize this master of acoustic swing.

Saturday 2nd June

11.00am. Organ recital and coffee.  Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 17th June

Hay Music event. Zoe Martlow, cello and Finn Downie-Dear, piano.

Saturday 23rd June

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Enrico Tomasso accompanied by Martin Litton.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Enrico Tomasso, trumpet is the four-time winner of the best trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards and was mentored in his youth by Louis Armstrong. Enrico is considered one of the top trumpeters on the jazz scene. A popular figure at many of the European jazz festivals and clubs, he has exciting presence and a lively personality on stage.

Saturday 7th July

11.00am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

7.00pm. Leamington Spa Symphonia. A concert in aid of the National Churches Trust.

Saturday 21st July

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Janice Day and Martin Litton. Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

With all new material from last year’s ‘1929’ concert, the internationally-renowned jazz pianist and vintage repertory vocaliste skip forward ten years and perform classic songs from 1939, including Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, along with piano pieces from the period, in a faithful reproduction of the popular songs of the dance band era.

Saturday 4th August

11.00am. Organ recital and coffee.  Free entry, retiring collection.

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham accompanied by Martin Litton.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham: guitar, vocals, banjo, ukulele. His vast experience of working with the best in British, European, American and Australian musicians in a relatively small number of years has made him one of the most technically brilliant musicians on the British jazz circuit. He has featured with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven, Monty Sunshine, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber’s Band, and Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, to name but a few.

Sunday 12th August

3.00pm. Hay Music event. Piano recital by Clare Hammond. (To be confirmed).

Saturday 1st September

11.00am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 9th September

Hay Music event. Fidelio Piano Trio.

Saturday 15th September

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Keith Nichols.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Keith Nichols, multi-instrumentalist. BBC Jazz Heritage Award-winning Keith Nichols is the UK’s premier vintage pianist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of early jazz. His current concert projects include tributes to Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, plus an ambitious chronological show, ‘Jazz Classics Revisited’, which he illustrates with great aplomb, playing not only the piano in the classic ‘stride’ style but also other instruments which he accomplishes with consummate ease.

Saturday 6th October

11.00am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 7th October

3.00pm. Russian choir: Volksrenjie Choir of St Petersburg.