Festival 2012

Charles Court Opera – The Mikado

Date: Thursday 14 June at 7.00pm Venue: St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

Following their recent critically acclaimed, sell-out HMS Pinafore, Charles Court Opera, the masters of Gilbert & Sullivan in small spaces, unveil a bold new production of the duo's madcap masterpiece, The Mikado.

 

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Cellophony with Sarah Fox

Date: Friday 15 June at 7.30pm Venue: St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

Cellophony’s morning concert last year was one of the highlights of the festival. Their return, with world-renowned soprano Sarah Fox, will be hotly anticipated. The programme includes Villa-Lobos’ stunning Bachianas Brasilieras no.5, composed for these very forces, and many inventive and sonorous arrangements of classical treasures.

 

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Martin Taylor with Alison Burns

Date: Saturday 16 June at 7.30pm Venue: Old Hall, North Deighton

The appearance in Aldborough of Martin Taylor, regularly described as the world’s finest solo jazz guitarist, is a mouth-watering prospect. With the rising Scottish jazz singer Alison Burns he performs a programme of gold-plated standards including Sophisticated Lady, He's a Tramp, Because of You and Shadow of your Smile.

 

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Chris Orton and Laura Tivendale

Date: Monday 18 June at 11.00am Venue: Old Sleningford

A performance of sumptuous Baroque music by two rising stars. The programme will acknowledge the 450th anniversary of Sweelinck’s birth alongside works by Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann and Veracini.

 

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La Nuova Musica Acis and Galatea

Date: Monday 18 June at 7.00pm Venue: St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

One of the most exciting and talked about ensembles to emerge in years, La Nuova Musica gives a semi-staged performance of Handel’s enchanting pastoral opera, Acis and Galatea.

 

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Sally Pryce

Date: Tuesday 19 June at 11.00am Venue: Farnley Hall, Otley

Praised for her 'deft musicality' and 'truly astonishing abilities', Sally Pryce is much in demand as both soloist and chamber musician at major venues and festivals throughout the UK and abroad including Wigmore, Bridgewater and Cadogan Halls and Presteigne, Ryedale, Chester and Mostlt Mozart Festivals.

 

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Juice

Date: Wednesday 20 June at 11.00am Venue: Stockeld Park Chapel

juice is an experimental vocal trio who perform an incredible mix of sounds from Central African-inspired riffs to vocal percussion; ethereal harmonies to growly drones. Their unique sound is an avant-garde mix of classical, world music, jazz, pop and folk, weaving a love of the theatrical and unusual word setting into largely original works and improvisation.

 

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Rhodes Piano Trio

Date: Wednesday 20 June at 7.30pm Venue: St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

In 2011 the Rhodes Piano Trio won 2nd Prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2010, over the last year the Trio has given recitals at Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, the Chester, Lake District Summer Music, Edinburgh Fringe and Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festivals.

 

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Pavão String Quartet with Matthew Hunt

Date: Thursday 21 June at 7.30pm Venue: St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

The Mozart and Weber Clarinet Quintets are two of the best-loved works written for this instrument. In the hands of Ensemble 360’s clarinetist Matthew Hunt, and the dynamic and versatile Pavão Quartet, these works promise to sound more glorious than ever.

 

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Pavão String Quartet Someone to Watch Over Me

Date: Friday 22 June at 11.00am Venue: Swinton Park

The release of ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ launched the Pavão Quartet’s genre bending and critically acclaimed recording career. A collection of complex but breathtaking versions of Hollywood standards, this release was defined by its warmth of sound and the Pavãos' obvious love of this repertoire. Programme to include That’s Entertainment, Wonderful World and Moon River.

 

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Angela Hewitt

Date: Friday 22 June at 7.30pm Venue: St Andrew's Church, Aldborough

The Canadian Angela Hewitt has established herself as one of the world’s best known and most respected pianists. Her ten year project to record all the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” and has won her a huge following.

 

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Re-Take That and St aidan’s Swing Band

Date: Saturday 23 June Venue: The Grounds of Aldborough Manor, gates open at 6.00pm

Come and witness the ‘Greatest musical comeback the UK has ever seen’: the Fab five are back, and are coming to Aldborough in the wake of their best selling Progress tour. Well nearly......... Paul, Peter, Billy and Ross don suits and become Gary, Jason, Mark and Howard, plus a special appearance of course from Robbie. Re-Take That perform all the hits, so come and watch in awe as the best-Boy band around strut their stuff.

 

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