Richard Durrant Stringhenge Tour at Thomas Cranmer Centre Aslockton Friday 17 November

Richard Durrant Stringhenge Tour at Thomas Cranmer Centre Aslockton Friday 17 November

Richard Durrant has an international reputation as one of the great guitarists of his generation. Since studying at the Royal College of Music he has pursued both performance and composition and kept his ever faithful, ever expanding audience close to his music with his unpretentious manner and natural skills of communication. Richard is as comfortable performing the classical guitar at the Royal Albert Hall as he is giving a Ukulele concert in the wilds of Paraguay or the smallest, English village hall Richard’s adventures have allowed him to dip in and out of the worlds of classical, folk, world and jazz. His honesty and passion for music pervades everything he chooses to do and audiences across the world are charmed by his spirit. His new show STRINGHENGE is acoustic music inspired by the British Isles, featuring the Uffington Tenor Guitar, built in Sussex and a six string Concert Guitar, built in Lincolnshire and made from 5,000 year old English oak, exploring unplugged music on the folk/classical cusp. Says Richard: “This guitar has an almost sacred presence and Stringhenge grew out of my relationship with it. It lead me to commission the Uffington Tenor Guitar from Ian Chisholm, to write loads of new music and to gather the images for an entirely new show.” Stringhenge is as beautifully produced and richly visual as any of Durrant’s tours of recent years. It’s also unplugged allowing you to hear and feel the vibrations of the wood in these incredible guitars. Durrant plays them brilliantly and is a clever weaver of intriguing tales. It’s real roots music linking the neolithic to the 21st...
Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) – Mozart and Mendelssohn – Bingham Parish Church – Saturday 30 September

Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) – Mozart and Mendelssohn – Bingham Parish Church – Saturday 30 September

Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) continues its salute to the era of Mozart and Mendelssohn with an intriguing mix of music for strings in Bingham Parish Church (NG13 8DR) on Saturday 30 September. In a concert starting at 7.30pm, the string quintet of David Wood and Karen Eveson (violins), Anna Maguire and Juliet Ward (violas) and Steven Halls (cello) will be joined for the first time by classical guitarist Hugh Millington, who will be making his Bingham debut. The programme will include two masterworks for String Quintet: Mozart’s String Quintet No.4 in G minor and Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 in B flat. All six players will join forces for two works from contemporaries of Mozart and Mendelssohn – Introduction & Variations on a Favourite Waltz for terz guitar and strings by Mauro Giuliani and Concerto in E minor for guitar and strings by Ferdinando Carulli – with Hugh extending the soundscape with Poulenc’s Sarabande for solo guitar. Tickets are available now at £10 in advance (£12 on the door), with accompanied children free. Payments by cash, cheque or BACS are all welcome – call 01949 876147 or email stevenhalls@hotmail.com for details. Tickets can also be purchased at Bingham Library. The event is being staged by Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC): for more information, visit...
The Hough Ensemble will perform at Bingham Parish Church

The Hough Ensemble will perform at Bingham Parish Church

Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) is delighted to announce that The Hough Ensemble will be performing in Bingham Parish Church on Saturday 27 May, starting at 7.30pm.  A piano and wind quintet – a format BCAC has never before presented during its 20 years of concerts – The Hough Ensemble comprises Zoë Glossop (oboe), Emma Pountney (clarinet), Robert Parker (horn), Antonia Nicholson (bassoon) and Antony Clare (piano). The ensemble’s programme continues BCAC’s 2017 ‘M&M’ theme of Mozart and Mendelssohn, embracing Mozart’s Quintet for piano & wind and two pieces by Mendelssohn – his Concert Piece for Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano and Songs Without Words for piano. Stamitz’ Quartet for Wind, Hindemith’s Cor Anglais Sonata and Schumann’s Adagio & Allegro for Horn and Piano will also feature. Tickets are available now at £10 in advance (£12 on the door), with accompanied children free. Payments by cash, cheque or BACS are all welcome – call 01949 876147 or email stevenhalls@hotmail.com for details. Tickets can also be purchased at Bingham Library. The event is being staged by Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC): for more information, visit...