2020 Programme Guide

Detailed artist and ticket information will be available in due course.

Sunday 14th June

 
ILLUSTRATED TALK
Laughton Village Hall
Laughton
BN8 6AH
Directions to Laughton Village Hall

Will Hancox will give an illustrated talk on the Britten Serenade and Mozart Requiem.

 

This will greatly enhance your understanding and enjoyments of the works that will be performed on 28th June at Barcombe church.

TICKETS £5

Saturday 20th June

 
GILBERT & SULLIVAN
Limekiln Farm
Chalvington
BN27 3TA
Directions to Limekiln Farm, Chalvington

SPONSORED BY

Mr and Mrs Michael Royle

An open-air, semi-staged performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's “Iolanthe” by Shoestring Opera, directed by Diana Bickley set in a lovely garden. In the event of inclement weather a marquee will be available.

Gardens open 4pm. Performance starts at 6pm. 20 minute interval. Approximate finish at 8.30pm.

TICKETS £25 (free for full-time students)
PAY BAR

SMART CASUAL

Sunday 21st June

 
PATRONAL FESTIVAL
St John The Baptist Church
Ripe
BN8 6AU
Directions to John The Baptist Church, Ripe

10.30 AM Festival service, a service of Holy Communion to celebrate the patronal day of St John the Baptist. A setting of the mass and anthem provided by the Festival Singers, organist Robert Green.

After refreshments in the church there will be a short organ recital at 12 noon by Robert Green, previously assistant organist at Lichfield and Hereford Cathedrals

Tuesday 23rd June

SNAPPY OPERA
Laughton CP School
Church Lane
Laughton
BN8 6AH
Directions to Laugton CP School

4 pm The Magical Music Tree, a Snappy Opera presented by years 5 and 6 under the direction of the Mahogany Opera Group, Artistic Director Frederic Wake-Walker. Commissioned by the Villages Music Festival. Open to all. Don’t miss it!

CREAM TEAS FROM 3PM.
 

Wednesday 24th June

 
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE

A baroque concert given by the Windsor Box and Fir Company, with Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor).

Music from 18th century England in a programme combining Shakespeare songs and other popular songs from the theatre and pleasure gardens with trio sonatas and other instrumental music, including country dances. Composers to include Arne, Handel, Boyce, Dibdin, Henry Carey, Shield and Ignatio Sancho.

St John The Baptist Church
Ripe
BN8 6AU
Directions to John The Baptist Church, Ripe
PERFORMANCE AT 7 PM
INTERVAL DRINKS
TICKETS £12.50 (free for full-time students)

Thursday 25th June

 
Ripe Nursery School
RIPE NURSERY SCHOOL
Directions to St John The Baptist Churh, Ripe
St John The Baptist Church
Ripe
BN8 6AU

The children and staff at Ripe Nursery School are delighted once again to be taking part in the Villages Music Festival.  All of our children, aged 1 to 4, will be taking part; it gives them a fantastic opportunity to perform in front of an audience and to develop their musical experiences.  We will be singing some old favourites and including some new pieces as well.  We do hope you will join us.

PERFORMANCE AT 11 AM
CREAM TEAS & MUSIC
Laughton Village Stores
Lewes Road

Laughton
BN8 6BG
Directions to Laugton Village Stores

Cream teas in the garden with acoustic guitar ballads performed by Ela Southgate and Matt Wall.

FROM 3PM - 5.30PM
TICKETS £10 INCLUDING TEA
CHILDREN UNDER 10 HALF PRICE
RECITAL
The Music Room
Wick Street Farm
Arlington
Polegate
BN26 6TN
Directions to TheMusc Room, Wick Street Farm

Recital by Felicity Lott, soprano, and Paul Austin Kelly, tenor, accompanied by Will Hancox, piano.

PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 7.30PM
LIMITED TICKETS £25, NO CONCESSIONS
DRINKS AFTER PERFORMANCE

Friday 26th June

 
SUMMER JAZZ
Directions to Hayton Baker Hall
Hayton Baker Hall
Church lane
Ripe
BN8 6AU

Summer jazz lounge music with Didier Messidoro and Glen Richardson.

Their blend of Anglo-French influences include jazz, latin, pop, world music and cinema and produces an eclectic repertoire where Burt Bacharach,Van Morrison and Serge Gainsbourg rub musical shoulders with John Barry and Nina Simonne.

PERFORMANCE AT 8 PM. TICKETS £12.50
TICKET PRICE INCLUDES ONE DRINK THEN PAY BAR

Saturday 27th June

 
SOLO GUITAR RECITAL
St Bartholomew
Church Lane
Chalvington
BN27 3TD
Directions to St Batholomew, Chalvington

Music of the Trees, a solo guitar recital by Geoff Robb.

Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. His beautiful compositions blend his classical training with his love of Spanish and Celtic music and are woven together with tree folklore. If you enjoy beautiful acoustic guitar music then don't miss this event! 

PERFORMANCE AT 11.30 AM. TICKETS £10
FOUR IN A BAR
All Saints Church
Laughton
BN8 6AH
Directions to All Saints Church, Laughton

A delightful group of (now) five local singers who entertain by singing songs you might vaguely remember or have never heard. The idea is to send you away with a smile, which they achieve every time.

PERFORMANCE 7PM
TICKETS £10. FREE ENTRY FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
DRINKS AVAILABLE BEFORE DURING & AFTER!

Sunday 28th June

 
GRAND FINALE

Finale Concert 6.05pm. Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and piano, and the Mozart Requiem.

Paul Martyn-West (tenor), Jonathan Farey (horn), Will Hancox (piano), Olivia Hemmings (soprano), Francesca Calvert (alto) and the Laughton Village Choir, the Clockhouse singers and friends, conducted by Linda Glenn.

St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Barcombe
BN8 5TS
Directions to St Mary's Church, Barcombe
GRAND RAFFLE DRAW AT 6 PM. PERFORMANCE AT 6.15 PM
TICKETS £15. FULL-TIME STUDENTS FREE
DRINKS AFTER PERFORMANCE