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Crickhowell
 

Private booking

16/09/2016

Precious Bane
Pontesbury
 

tbc

24/09/2016

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

Christmas 2016
St Mary’s, Pembridge
HR6 9EA 
[Map]

Advance booking for Christmas 2016

17/12/2016

Private booking
Metheringham, Lincolnshire
 

Private event

04/03/2017

Back to the Garden
St Wilfrid’s Church, Metheringham, Lincoln
LN4 3HA 
[Map]  [Programme]

Jayne Palmer - details tbc

05/03/2017
2.30 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

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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