Harmony in Harlem
The Royston Fringe
Michael Kilpatrick and ‘Harmony in Harlem’ present a programme of music by Duke Ellington. An evening of authentic foot tapping swing and sumptuous jazz from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and featuring vocals by Jane Mayo. 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the Garden House Hospice. Includes light refreshments.
Where: Royston Methodist Church (SG8 7AU)
When: Saturday 17 September, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 from Howard on 01763 209089 or Brian on 01763 241066.
Come and Sing favourite Messiah Choruses
Royston Choral Society
Carnival is about celebration and Handel’s Messiah is about the celebration of Life in a joyful communal voice. Experience for yourself why singing in choirs is so popular. No audition, no need to read music though it helps. Children under 12 welcome if used to singing in school or church choirs. www.roystonchoralsoc.org.uk
Conductor: Andrew O’Brien, Accompanist: Michael Smith.
Where: The Ballroom, The Old Bull Inn (SG8 9AW)
When: Saturday 24 September, 12.30pm – 5pm
Tickets: £12 from Caroline on 01920 822723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Messiah Choruses [FREE]
Royston Choral Society and Guests
Come and watch an informal ‘sing through’ performance of favourite choruses from Handel’s Messiah following the open workshop earlier in the day. Open to family, friends and the public. www.roystonchoralsoc.org.uk
Where: St John’s Parish Church, Royston (SG8 9LG)
When: Saturday 24 September, 4:30pm
Royston MusicFest ’16 [FREE]
Creative Royston, supported by Curwens and Royston First
A day of free music from 9 venues across the town. Each venue will host four sessions throughout the afternoon, with a mix of musical styles including folk, rock and blues, originals and covers. Just follow your ears – either go to your favourite pub and see who turns up, follow your favourite act around the town, or just chill out with your favourite style of music!
Artists confirmed for MusicFest: Black Scarr, CarnaC, Melody Causton, Molly Chenoa, Pat Crilly & Greg Camburn, Dusty Wagons, Joe Hillman, Kolibri, Louise Hobbs Jazz Trio, Martin Kaszak, Kelly & Woolley, John Meed, Nestlerode, Colvin & Ralls, Schrodingers Strings, Sky West, Andy Smythe, Ed Tattersall, Thursdays Band, Steve Winch and The Inception.
Where: Ad Hoc Bar and Kitchen, The Boars Head, The Chequers, The Green Man, The Heath Sports Centre, Jolly Postie, The Old Bull Inn, Royston Town Football Club, Club SG8.
When: Sunday 25 September 12 noon – 6pm
Festival Finale Concert
Come along to the Finale concert, introduced by trumpeter and Creative Royston President, Alison Balsom OBE, and see the talented youngsters of Royston and the surrounding areas shining brightly! The first half will present music by Meridian School, Greneway and Roysia Middle Schools. The second half will showcase performances by Royston Town Band’s Development Band, Royston Youth Choir and The Royston Choral Society. Come and join in the singing!
Where: St. John’s Parish Church
When: Sunday 25 September, 7pm, doors open at 6.45pm
Tickets: £8 (£6 before 1 September) from Stationery Cupboard or click on the icon below.