he York Waits - Make We Joy Now in this Fest - Music for the Feast of Christmas

York Waits

Saturday 22nd December 2018 at 7.30pm

The YORK WAITS are popular performers of early music – from the Middle Ages to the Tudor period – and since the 1970s they have played throughout the UK and in many countries overseas, releasing ten recordings.

 

At this concert – joined by singer Deborah Catterall – they will perform music for the festive season from many countries and several centuries using a wide range of instruments that include shawms, sackbuts, curtals, recorders, bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, fiddle and rebec, creating a magic sound in the fine surrounds and acoustics of the church.

 

Come to hear the York Waits in the splendid surroundings of the Neo-Gothic Church in Wentworth.    Festive refreshments will be served during the interval.


Tickets cost £12 (or £10 for concessions) and are availalbe by completing the booking form below.

 

Music Festival Booking FormYork Waits Booking Form

To book tickets for this events, please  follow the intrsuctions on the booking form.

For more information or help with your booking , please contact Richard Taylor on 01709 527713 or via the Musical Enquiry category on our Contact Page

Escafeld Chorale: Christmas Concert 2018 - A light in the darkness

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Saturday, 8th December at 7.30 pm
 

Escafeld Chorale: A light in the darkness


This mixed choir of over fifty people will sing Christmas music, and you will be invited to join in some of the items. The music will  be interspersed with seasonal readings, some of which may be quite funny.

Tickets will be available  by completing the booking form, or from Roy Smalley at the Church.

Tickets in advance cost £8.00, or you may pay at the door, where the cost is £9.00.  This will be the twenty fourth successive year that this concert has been held at Wentworth.

 

Be sure you don’t miss it!

 

7 Booking FormEscafeld Chorale Booking Form

To book tickets for any of the above events, please  follow the intrsuctions on the booking form. Alternatively tickets are also available on the night.

 

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Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir [Music Festival 2018]

ImageSaturday 29th September at 7pm


[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]

 

The choir started in 1924 and has recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary.

 

It remains one of the premier male voice choirs in the country. Over the last ten years their reputation has gone from strength to strength: over the years the choir has won over 100 awards in major competitions, including a second place in the International Eisteddford. Their list of engagements never shortens and one has to marvel at their energy and commitment. They will be joining us again at this year’s annual Wentworth Church Festival, a festival that the choir has been very privileged to be invited to and attend since its inception.

 

Thanks to Tony Jermy the musical director and Irene Hill the accompanist, the choir is renewing and revitalising its repertoire, from old pot boilers to new pop chart songs, while ensuring that the “Thurnscoe Sound” remains as compelling as it ever did

 

Christopher Ouvry-Johns -Organ Recital [Music Festival 2018]

ImageSaturday 29th September at 1pm


[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]

 

2011 saw the restoration of the magnificent Father Willis organ in Wentworth Church. This concert continues the celebration of the completion of this wonderful instrument.

 

Christopher Ouvry-Johns is Director of Music at Leicester Cathedral, having previously been Choral Director in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds and Deputy Chorus Master of Leeds Philharmonic Society. He sang with the choirs of Jesus College and King’s College whilst a student at Cambridge University, and was Organ Scholar at Durham Cathedral and conductor of Durham University Symphony Orchestra whilst undertaking doctoral research. He studied Church Music at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf and won all the top prizes at ARCO.

 

He conducted the Cathedral Choirs for BBC Television’s Easter Sunday broadcast in 2014 and was responsible for the musical provision both at the ceremonies surrounding the Reinterment of King Richard III, watched by over 350 million people, and the Royal Maundy Service in 2017. He has led workshops on English Church Music in Germany and directed the RSCM Cathedral Course in Rochester in 2016. When time permits, he enjoys engagements as a baritone soloist.

 

Company of Voices with Deborah Catteral [Music Festival 2018]

ImageFriday 28th September at 7.30pm


[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]

 

Company of Voices was formed in 2017 to focus on Early Music and to perform Shakespeare and his contemporaries. They performed in Rome and in the UK to celebrate Monteverdi’s 450th birthday and are currently involved in a Shakespeare project of excerpts in three UK venues. Their recording, “The Real John Dowland” will be released in 2019 and their journey into early French song has been now performed in Wales and England. They are more than happy to be back at the Wentworth Festival.

 

Chansons d'amour will be an evening of sumptuous, candlelit French love songs from 1520 to 1625. This music is beautifully perfumed, intricate and intoxicating.

 

Composers such as Crecquillion and the later Lambert, tempt you into dream-like scenarios and sentiments. If you are unsure that this is your type of music, doubt no more and be transported to romantic heaven by these beautifully talented composers of early France.

 

All Star Brass [Music Festival 2018]

ImageThursday 27th September at 7.30pm


[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]

 

The ensemble was formed in 2012 to perform a “one-off” performance for a charity event, but the members enjoyed it so much that they decided to continue the relationship and undertake more engagements.

 

The ensemble is led by John Hopkinson, a well-known musical director and trumpet/cornet player and comprises other highly respected players from some of the leading brass bands in the area including Grimethorpe, Brighouse and Rastrick, Yorkshire Imperial, Strata and Worsbrough Brass.

 

They have a wide repertoire encompassing many styles of music, often featuring solos from talented individuals. The ensemble has appeared on two previous occasions at Wentworth Church, both of which were hugely successful. We are privileged to be able to welcome them back.

 

Emperor String Quartet [Music Festival 2018]

ImageWednesday 26th September at 7.30pm


[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2018]

 

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.

 

They will be performing Shostakovich Quartet No 7, Mozart Quartets K157 and K465 (The Dissonance) and Quartet (No 3) by Peteris Vasks, chosen because of the excellent church acoustics.

 

Music For a Summer Evening - 2018

Saturday 7th July 2018 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.

 


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