2019 Music

THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER

OPENING NIGHT CONCERT – The Baroque Trumpet
Alison Balsom & The Balsom Ensemble

CREATIVE ROYSTON present a very special opening night concert – three time Classic Brit winner (and Creative Royston Honorary President), Royston’s very own Alison Balsom brings her Balsom Ensemble to St Mary’s Church, Ashwell. Playing music including Bach, Biber and Purcell, and concluding with Music for the Royal Fireworks by Handel, in this event to raise funds for the refurbishment of Royston Parish Church.
Seating is unreserved – the bar will be open from 7.15pm, so why not arrive early, reserve your places and enjoy a drink beforehand!
Access: Possible but please contact the Church Office 01462 743922 for details. Doors open 7:15pm for 8pm start, @ St Mary’s Church, Ashwell (#1). TICKETS: £20 | £10 under 16s – click on icon below:-


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FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

MUSIC UNITES: The Blues Measures & The Royston Roses in Concert with Kerry Jo Hodgkin

An exciting evening of music to get your feet tapping and your soul singing… Curated by Royston Roses Choir, led by professional vocalist and music educator, Kerry Jo Hodgkin and featuring Kerry Jo’s fantastic jump-blues/rock-n-roll band, The Blues Measures, complete with a fabulous set from the Royston Roses themselves. All ages welcome. www.kerryjohodgkin.com, Facebook: /roystonroses, /bluesmeasures, /kerryjohodgkin, Twitter: @kerryjohodgkin
Access: No step free access. 7:30pm-11pm, @ Royston Royal British Legion, Mill Road (#2). Admission: Pay what you can afford (suggested donation £5-£10)

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

The Cambridge Clarinet Choir 

THE ROYSTON FRINGE in association with the ROTARY CLUB OF ROYSTON present an enthusiastic group of musicians playing various size clarinets to produce an eclectic mix of popular, folk, swing and classical music. Proceeds will be shared between the Methodist Church and the Garden House Hospice.
www.royston-methodist.org.uk Facebook: /roystonfringe
Access: Wheelchair access, disabled toilet and loop system available. Advance warning of a wheelchair user would be appreciated.
7:30pm, @ Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road (#6).
TICKETS: £10 from 01763 243815, walter962@btinternet.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/rmc1

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
ROYSTON MUSICFEST ’19  – FREE

CREATIVE ROYSTON, supported by THE BRIAN LESLIE RACHER TRUST present the fourth ROYSTON MUSICFEST. This afternoon of FREE music will commence between 12.30pm/1pm and finish around 5.30pm, and once again culminate in a FREE Gala Concert at The Old Bull Inn starting around 7pm. All venues are open to all during MusicFest times with no membership required.
We have a number of really good new musicians this year as well as a good selection of old (but equally good!) favourites. Full details can be found in the MusicFest programme which will be published around the end of August. Latest information can be found at www.roystonmusicfest.uk
Access: varies by venue – see MusicFest programme and website for details. Locations: Banyers House (#2), Conservative Club (#5), Heath Sports (#7), Jolly Postie (#4), Royston Golf Club (#6), Old Bull Inn (#3), Old Courthouse (#1).

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Concert with Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

ROYSTON FOLK CLUB present Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, an acoustic duo singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. ‘Spellbinding… Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together’ – Froots
Support from ace Blues guitarist Kelvin Davies joined by Gary ‘the hat’ Jones on blues harp. www.hannahbenmusic.com, www.roystonfolk.org Facebook: /roystonfolkclub
Access: No step free access. Doors 7:00pm for 8pm start, @ The Old Bull Inn (#3). TICKETS: £13 | £2 under 25s, DIRECT (online) http://www.wegottickets.com/event/479375
£15 on the door or www.roystonfolk.org for other options.

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

Friendly Folk featuring Jancis Harvey with Michael King and David Hayzen

THE ROYSTON FRINGE present Jancis Harvey a singer/songwriter in the folk genre having featured on BBC Radio 2, regional and national television and performed in many folk specials from the BBC Concert Hall, London, Paris and Holland. www.jancis-harvey.co.uk
Mike and Dave perform an array of original music alongside popular covers from many genres. They have been involved in many bands and supported great artists such as James Bay, Freshly Ground, Paul Young and many others. www.royston-methodist.org.uk, Facebook: /roystonfringe
Access: Wheelchair access, disabled toilet and loop system available. Advance warning of a wheelchair user would be appreciated.
2:30pm, @ Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road (#6).
TICKETS: £5 from 01763 243815, walter962@btinternet.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/rmc1

FESTIVAL FINALE CONCERT

Come and join CREATIVE ROYSTON for our Finale concert, a celebration of the Festival’s theme ‘Our Planet’ explored through music and song. Compered by local soprano Hannah Long, who will perform with clarinettist Jack Horrocks and pianist Madalina Rusu, and featuring Royston Town Band, Women Sing, pupils of Alice Hyland and ensembles from St James Academy this promises to be
a wonderful way to close our festival.
Access: Disabled access. Doors open 6.20 for 7pm, @ King James Academy, Meridian site (#4). TICKETS: £8 (click on icon below) or £6 for parents & non-performing children direct from King James Academy.


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