Saturday October 21st
at St Peter’s Church, Newnham, starting at 7.30pm
The evening, introduced by Brian Jackson, will include mostly well known songs including a popular medley from Les Miserables. John Rutter and Dick Brice at among the composers featured. A longstanding Newnham resident, Phil Morgan, sings tenor with the Choristers and we are grateful to him for persuading them to stage this fundraising concert for the bells. For those inclined to join in there will be a couple of singalongs.
Tickets are £10 and can be bought online. Within Newnham, from 1st October, you can also buy tickets from Cottonwood or the Newnham Post Office. Or you can wait until the performance and pay on the door.
There will be a bar available on the night. For more information please call Jane Curtis on 01594 516633 or 516716 eves.
9th – 22nd June 2017: Newnham Live Festival of Acoustic Music – five concerts through June, featuring Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection, Ninebarrow, Mark Harrison, Ric Sanders Trio and Richard Digance. Audiences ranged from 80 – 120. Watch out for next June’s festival which promises to be even better. Fairport Convention is among the musical acts booked.
24th March 2017: Here Comes the Sun – a quadrophonic playback of the Beatles Love Album in St Peter’s church. Attended by 40 people.
28th February 2017: Mardi Gras concert with Dom Pipkin and the Ikos. This was an evening of New Orleans Jazz washed down by Paddy’s great gumbo. Nearly 80 people attended.
28th January 2017: Burns Supper – Hosted by Jock Morris, this was a traditional Burn’s Night Supper finishing with a ceilidh to live music from Banshee. It featured a piper, songs and poems, marvellous raffle prizes. 80 people attended.
13th December 2016: Mad Enchantment – talk by Ross King about Claude Monet and his last paintings. This took place in the Gallery at the George where there was French impressionist music and French cheese and wine too. Ross is author of a series of books about the history of art and design. He is perhaps best known for his bestseller, Brunelleschi’s Dome. Seventy people attended and he signed copies of his book for those who bought copies.
14th October 2016: Another quadraphonic experience in Newnham! St Peter’s Church provided an atmospheric venue for a quadrophonic playback of Pink Floyd’s albums, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. Our thanks once again to David Freeman and Ceritech. Attended by 135 people
1st July 2016: An Evening of Peace and Harmony with Terry and Soraya Oldfield at St Peter’s Church. Terry, a flautist, percussionist and composer, returned to his former home in order to support our Appeal. Along with his wife, Soraya Saraswati, he performed to an audience of 100.
3rd May 2016: Tubular Bells for Church Bells, a quadrophonic playback of the famous Mike Oldfield album at Newnham Club. Mike’s’s intention was for this iconic recording to be heard in quadraphonic sound. We made it happen thanks to Cinderford hifi firm Ceritech and broadcaster and sound expert David Freeman. 70 attended.