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Singing workshop
Singing the Year

Bleddfa Centre
The Old School House
Bleddfa
LD7 1PA 
[Map]

Tel: 01547 550377
Email Bleddfa Centre

Tickets £12 or £18 combined with concert

‘Bring and Share’ supper if staying over for the concert following.

18/03/2017
2.00 - 4.30 pm

Sing your way through the calendar, from Christmas through Easter, Mayday, haymaking, harvest and ploughing with a song for every occasion from The Village Quire’s West Gallery and folk-harmony repertoire.

Back to the Garden
Bleddfa Centre
The Old School House
Bleddfa
LD7 1PA 
[Map]  [Programme]

Tel: 01547 550377
Email Bleddfa Centre

Tickets £8 or £18 combined with workshop

18/03/2017
7.30 pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

When Adam Delved…
St Mary's Church, New Radnor
LD8 2TE 
[Map]  [Programme]

Ticketing details tbc. Contact

22/04/2017
7.30 pm

Meet humble cottager dwellers contented with their lot. Glimpse life in the cosy parlours of the gentry. Watch as unrest creeps in with the introduction of the corn-laws in the years following the Napoleonic wars. Hear echoes of the loves, jealousies and temptations of days gone by. Tale-telling to the tune of West Gallery psalmody, folk song and catches of the period.

Precious Bane
Whitehouse Farm, Llanvetherine, Abergavenny
NP7 8RN 
[Map]  [Programme]

In aid of Music in Hospitals
and Papillon Art charities
Tickets: £10.00
Email Julian Fonseca

10/06/2017
7.30 pm

Bringing Mary Webb's famous book to life through specially composed song to illustrate the fine reading by Phil Smith.

Back to the Garden
Glasbury on Wye - tbc
 

Urdd fund-raiser. Details tbc

30/09/2017
7.30 pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

Back to the Garden
St Peter's Church, Diddlebury, Craven Arms
SY7 9DH 
[Map]  [Programme]

Ticketing and contact details tbc

14/10/2017
7.30 pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

Christmas 2017 show
St Mary’s, High Street, Pembridge
 

Ticketing and contact details tbc

16/12/2017
7.30 pm

Disclaimer: To the best of our knowledge and belief the details given above are correct.  Please check details and/or book tickets in advance direct with the event organisers.  The Village Quire takes no responsibility for any aspect of any event not specifically organised by The Village Quire.

The Village Quire sings in four part harmony without instrumental accompaniment and with three singers to a part, like so many of the 18th century quires.  Each of the programmes includes dramatic readings, given by actor Phil Smith, which have become a popular and essential part of the Quire's performances.  As well as being richly entertaining, these readings help to set the music in a social and historical context for those who are unfamiliar with the genre.

The Quire’s core repertoire is West Gallery Music but the performances also include other styles of folk polyphony.  The power and raw energy of this music, coupled with striking harmonies, make it truly compelling, spell-binding listening.  It is, after all, village music – the music of country people – and is born out of the hardships they endured and the emotions that these created.

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