2021 Programme Guide

Saturday 22nd May

 
EARLY MUSIC FROM THE NEW WORLD
St John The Baptist Church
Ripe
BN8 6AU
Directions to John The Baptist Church, Ripe

EL PARNASO HYSPANO

Hispanic Early Music Ensemble: Bringing Ancient Music to the New World

 

Kate Smith (soprano)

Verónica Chacón (alto)

Rafael Montero (tenor, and founder)

John Sloboda (bass)

Toby Carr (theorbo / guitar)

PERFORMANCE FROM 6PM
TICKETS £15

Ticket can be purchased online, or via email to boxoffice@villagesmusicfestival.org, by phoning 01323 811835, or in person from Ripe Village Stores.

SOLD OUT
Early Music from the New World - Programme

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GILBERT & SULLIVAN'S
IOLANTHE

Open air performance of Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan presented by Charles Court Opera. 

Limekiln Farm
Chalvington
BN27 3TA
Directions to Limekiln Farm, Chalvington

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

CHAIRS WILL BE PROVIDED!
TICKETS £25 (free for full-time students)
PAY BAR

SMART CASUAL
 

SPONSORED BY

Mr and Mrs Michael Royle

SOLD OUT

Saturday 19th June

 

Sunday 20th 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

Monday 21st June

 
MELVYN TAN
Wick Street Farm
Arlington
Polegate

BN26 6TN
Directions to John The Baptist Church, Ripe

World renowned pianist Melvyn Tan plays Ravel, Debussy and Mozart. 6pm in the music room at Wick Street Farm.

MOZART: Piano Sonata in D major K576

DEBUSSY: Suite Bergamasque

SCHUMANN, R: Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op 26

TICKETS £25
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
PERFORMANCE AT 6.30PM
POSTPONED
 ONGOING TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS ON INDOOR EVENTS HAVE RESULTED IN THIS EVENT HAVING TO BE POSTPONED.
ALL TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED SHORTLY. 

Tuesday 22nd June

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

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!

"One of the best educational experiences I have ever had the pleasure to be involved in.
The results and impact it had on the children’s confidence and self-esteem were moving to see.”

Feedback from a previous production.

CREAM TEAS FROM 3PM
PERFORMANCE FROM 4PM
FREE ADMISSION
Snappy Opera award
 

Wednesday 23rd June

 
UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE

A baroque concert given by the Windsor Box and Fir Company, with Emily Atkinson (soprano) and 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)

If you're unable to get to the concert you can view the event via our live ZOOM stream:

Thursday 24th June

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

Ripe Nursery School is delighted to be taking part in The Villages Music Festival again this year.  The children will perform songs and stories, with old favourites and new ones to their repertoire.

PERFORMANCE 11 - 11.30AM
FREE ADMISSION

Friday 25th June

 
SOLO GUITAR RECITAL
 PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD AT RIPE CHURCH 

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 6PM.
St John The Baptist Church
Ripe
BN8 6AU
Directions to John The Baptist Church, Ripe
TICKETS £10
SUMMER JAZZ
Limekiln Farm
Chalvington
BN27 3TA
Directions to Limekiln Farm, Chalvington

Summer jazz lounge music with Didier Messidoro, Glen Richardson and Stephen Wrigley.

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.

7PM - 10.30 PM. TICKETS £10. PAY BAR.
DROP IN FOR AS LONG AS YOU LIKE. 
BRING A BLANKET IF CHILLY!

SPONSORED BY

Mr and Mrs Geoff White

Saturday 26th June

 
THE ELA SOUTHGATE DUO
April Cottage
Church lane
Ripe
BN8 6AS
Directions to April Cottage, Ripe

Cream teas with guitar and voice playing beautiful music from Brazil and beyond.

PERFORMANCE 2.30 - 5PM
TICKETS £10 INCLUDING TEA
CHILDREN FIVE & UNDER FREE

BY KIND INVITATION OF

John & Kathy Janes

SOLD OUT
FOUR IN A BAR
All Saints Church
Laughton
BN8 6AH
Directions to All Saints Church, Laughton

A miscellany of close harmony, from Barbershop to Sea Shanties via Spirituals, Irish Ballads and much more, delivered with panache and great humour.

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

Sunday 27th June

 
FINALE CONCERT

Carl Nielsen Ved en ung Kunstners Baare (At the bier of a young artist)
Benjamin Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and piano
Mozart Rondo from Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat
Vivaldi Gloria

Paul Martyn-West - tenor
Jonathan Farey - French horn
Will Hancox - piano
Olivia Hemmings - soprano
Francesca Calvert - mezzo soprano
Clockhouse Singers, Conductor Linda Glenn,
and the Caspian String Quartet;
Elizabeth McConkey - violin

Anna Szabo -  violin,

Maritza Bulcock - viola

Simon Wagland - cello.

St John The Baptist Church
Ripe
BN8 6AU
Directions to John The Baptist Church, Ripe
PERFORMANCE AT 6.00 PM
TICKETS £15.
FULL-TIME STUDENTS FREE
DRINKS AFTER PERFORMANCE
SOLD OUT

If you're unable to get to the concert you can view the event via our live ZOOM stream: