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Christmas 2014
Pontardawe Arts Centre
SA8 4ED 
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Box office: 01792 863 722

06/12/2014
7.30 pm

The 2014 Village Quire Christmas programme - details to be announced

Christmas 2014
All Saint's Church, Cwmbach
HR3 5LR 
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13/12/2014
7.30 pm

The 2014 Village Quire Christmas programme - details to be announced

Christmas 2014
The Globe, Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye
HR3 5BG 
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Ticket details tba

21/12/2014
7.30 pm

Songs and stories of winter and the festive season, both as biting as any winter’s wind and as warming as any crackling log fire.

Precious Bane
Pontardawe Arts Centre
SA8 4ED 
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Box office: 01792 863 722

21/02/2015
7.30 pm

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

Precious Bane
Llanidloes Music and Arts Club
Trinity Church
Shortbridge Street
Llanidloes
SY18 6AD 
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Tickets £6, inc light refreshments
Box office: 01686 413643

18/04/2015
7.30 pm

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

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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