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2021 Programme Guide

Saturday 19th June

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

SPONSORED BY

Mr and Mrs Michael Royle

Open air performance of Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan. Shoestring Opera make a return visit to the Festival, directed by Diana Bickley. This will be an entertaining evening with a contemporary take on Gilbert’s lampooning of the aristocracy, politicians and the law.

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 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, conducted by Katie Hawks, 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 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
 

Wednesday 23rd 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 24th June

 
CREAM TEAS & MUSIC
Laughton Village Shop
Lewes Road

Laughton
BN8 6BG
Directions to Laugton Village Stores

Cream teas in the garden with beautiful music from Brazil and beyond performed by Ela Southgate and Matt Wall. 

FROM 3PM - 5.30PM
TICKETS £10 INCLUDING TEA
CHILDREN 11 AND UNDER 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 25th 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 26th 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 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

 
GRAND FINALE

Finale Concert 6.00pm. 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), Andrew Robinson (bass) 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
PERFORMANCE AT 6.00 PM
TICKETS £15. FULL-TIME STUDENTS FREE
DRINKS AFTER PERFORMANCE
ILLUSTRATED TALK
Sunday 13th June

Come and learn about the background to both these outstanding works before you hear them both at Barcombe church on 27th June! The enhanced understanding will greatly increase your appreciation. Will's talks are always both insightful and humourous, delivered with illustrations on the piano. 

Laughton Village Hall
Laughton
BN8 6AH
Directions to Laughton Village Hall
5.00 PM
TICKETS £5