For a toe tapping interlude to your day, why not visit the Cramphorn Theatre, where music is on the menu most Wednesday Lunchtimes.
Tantalise your musical tastebuds with a varied programme brought to you by talented local artists and professional musicians, from jazz to classical, woodwind to strings and a generous helping of fine vocals.
The Cramphorn Foyer offers drinks and bar snacks.
Wednesday 1 October - In the Civic. Peter Marshall (piano) and Jeffery Wilson (sax/clarinet) offer their own inimitable jazz take on the birthdays of Julie Andrews, Paul Dukas, Vladimir Horowitz and Viv Wilson (Jeffery’s wife!)
Wednesday 8 October - Cross Harmonies, a wind ensemble made up of a group of friends who perform for enjoyment and fun. Instruments include flute, clarinet, oboe, french horn, bass clarinet and piano.
Wednesday 15 October - Stan Harding (vocalist) “Have Backing Tracks, Will Travel” (songs with style from the swing era). Abbi Perrin at the piano and on vocals shares in the fun here with her own take on repertoire old and new.
Wednesday 22 October - Jane Sitch & Jeffery Wilson - ‘SWAPSIES’ - Having known each other for quite a while now it seems only fair that we should share a concert where the responsibilities, Clarinets, saxophones and piano are shared and swapped. A relaxed concert to follow at 2.15pm for our special needs friends.
Wednesday 29 October - A lunchtime performance by children of the Stave House Academy and Chapel Studio with guest artist Jamie Anderson (saxophone). Children between the ages of 4 years and 10 years will perform a variety of pieces. The Stave House students are renowned for their excellent sight reading and aural skills.
Wednesday 5 November - In the Civic. The Where’s Spot Band are amongst the regions top upcoming Folk and Acoustic Music artistes. They are accomplished musicians playing a variety of instruments but are renowned primarily for “their awesome vocal harmonies” and appeal to audiences of all musical tastes.
Wednesday 12 November - Environ Music Group - This popular group of musicians take a break from their regular evening meetings to perform music original and old in solo and ensemble settings.
Wednesday 19 November - Keepsake - Think you don’t like recorders? Come along and hear Sue Handscombe and
Hans Montanana persuade you it is a wonderful and very diverse instrument, even when played two at once. A relaxed concert to follow at 2.15pm for our special needs friends.
Wednesday 3 December - William de Ferrers School’s music department reveal their wealth of instrumental and vocal talents under their director of music Mr. Chris Lamberti.
Wednesday 10 December - Ian Haywood returns to the Cramphorn for the lunchtime concerts with something a little different. His second CD, the follow-up to “Inspired by Nature” will be released in the next few months, but in the meantime he will be performing his “Boogie Woogie, Rag and Blues Hour”. Ian will be joined by Jeffery on stage
Monthly 'relaxed' performances for our special needs friends in the community take place on a monthly basis. Jeffery Wilson, the organiser of the Lunchtime Concerts, offers interactive piano, percussion and vocal work. These will start at 2.15pm following one of our 'regular' concerts. All are welcome.
Relaxed performances will take place on:
Wednesday 22 October
Wednesday 19 November
Wednesday 17 December
Wednesday 28 January
If you can, please let us know in advance if you will be attending the 'relaxed' performance by calling the Box Office on 01245 606505.
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