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The next Villages Music Festival will be 1st - 9th July 2023

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PRESENTS

West Side Story

FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 7.30PM

HAYTON BAKER HALL, RIPE, BN8 6AU
DOORS OPEN 7.00PM, DRINKS AVAILABLE

TICKETS £8 (£4 FOR FULLTIME STUDENTS) FROM RIPE VILLAGE STORES
boxoffice@villagesmusicfestival.org
01323 811835
or by clicking the 'BOOK HERE' link below.

A message from the festival’s director Dr Joan Royle:
 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our villages for the 7th Villages Music Festival in 2023. There is a varied and exciting programme of events lined up, starting with an operatic journey of highlights from well-known opera and musicals, staged around the gardens of Limekiln Farm, performed by the Singing Salon under the guidance of Pippa Dames-Longworth. This will include a special afternoon performance for families. This is followed by a recital of English songs with string trio in the wonderful acoustic of Ripe Church, an informal concert for people living with dementia and their carers and friends, a jazz night with jazz trio, a solo recital of ‘Songs for Emily’ , novel compositions by Ian King, a Ripe resident, cream teas accompanied by folk music, a classic concert featuring Linda Glenn and Laughton Village Choir, and the South Coast Soul Revue on Sunday 9th July at the Yew Tree Inn.

You will se
e that there is something for all musical tastes in this programme and I hope it will inspire you to come and enjoy not only the music but the beauty of our villages, the summer gardens and friendly ambience, at affordable prices.

We are always most grateful to our sponsors and supporters without whom the Festival would not be possible.


I look forward to seeing you in the summer, but before then there will be a film showing of West Side Story 2021 version, on 17th February. Do come along!

Songs for Emily by Ian King (tbc) - CHALVINGTON CHURCH

SATURDAY 8TH JULY

Classical concert with Laughton Village Choir, soloists and strings. Conducted by Linda Glenn. Bach Magnificat and other music - BARCOMBE CHURCH

SATURDAY 8TH JULY

Sian Dicker (soprano) and friends, an informal interactive concert for those with dementia, carers, family and friends

THURSDAY 6TH JULY

Home, Land and Hearth, a programme of English song with the Bridgetower Ensemble  (string trio) and Catharine Woodward (soprano)
RIPE CHURCH

WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY

Cream teas with folk music - APRIL COTTAGE, RIPE

SUNDAY 2ND JULY

SATURDAY 1ST JULY

The 2023 Programme

2023 FESTIVAL DATES -1ST TO 9TH JULY

Under the Downs - Pippa Dames-Longworth and the Singing Salon, LIMEKILN FARM

TUESDAY 4TH JULY

Ripe Nursery school concert - RIPE CHURCH

South Coast Soul Revue  - YEW TREE INN, CHAVINGTON

SUNDAY 9TH JULY

FRIDAY 7TH JULY

Jazz night with Didier Messidoro and friends - LIMEKILN FARM

FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON

THURSDAY 6TH JULY

Melvyn Tan piano recital - WICK STREET FARM, ARLINGTON

2023 Programme

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