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CHELTENHAM OPERATIC & DRAMATIC SOCIETY CHOIR (CODS)

May 26, 2018 @ 7:45 pm

The CODS Choir makes a welcome return to the Festival under the musical direction of Beverley Whitaker to perform musical numbers in two sets, ranging from popular classics and West End shows to well-known contemporary songs and more, accompanied by a professional, four-piece band.

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JAZZ IN THE GARDEN

May 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your picnics, rugs and garden chairs for this popular event and unwind to the sound of the Spa Notes. Order your picnic hamper from event sponsor Food Fanatics and have it delivered to the venue for you to pick up on arrival (email info@food-fanatics.co.uk. Tel 01242 604466). Event supported by Food Fanatics. Tickets £7: £2 under 18s

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THE SONGMEN

May 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

The Songmen have built a reputation as one of the finest and most versatile a cappella groups. Tonight they present a journey through the genres taking you from some of the finest renaissance polyphony, through contemporary sacred music to their trademark jazz and pop arrangements.

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THE ZEN HUSSIES

May 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Six-piece energetic musical behemoth drawing on various influences including VintageRock andRoll,Rhythm and Blues, Ska, Pre-War Jazz, Mariachi Brass and Soulful Latino – all infused with a feisty Post-Punk attitude and a terribly English sensibility. ‘Born showmen with one eye on the absurd … creating a sea of beaming revellers on a dance-floor bursting at the seams’ – Venue Magazine See them here on YouTube. Tickets:  £14    

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COFFEE CONCERT – WINCHCOMBE COMMUNITY CHOIR

May 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

It’s good to see the Community Choir and their enthusiastic leader Liz Hooper at the Festival again.  Come and absorb its glorious worldwide harmonies. The Choir welcomes anyone who wants to sing – no auditions, just a desire for ‘song satisfaction’. Free. Ticket not required. (Donations welcome for refreshments afterwards)

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MARCEL AND LYDIA

May 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

A select programme of outstanding music performed by The Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year Lydia Kenny (Saxophone) and Prizewinning Composer Marcel Zidani (Piano). The evening will include piano works by romantic greats such as Franz Liszt and Grieg with an added touch of Tango and music for saxophone and piano from early Jean-Baptiste Singelée, to contemporary Charlotte Harding. Event supported by British Bespoke Auctions. Doors open 7.00pm.  Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 Adults; £4 Under 18s.  Bar available.

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COFFEE CONCERT – MORE MAYTIME HARMONY: FIVE IN A BAR & PATCHWORK

May 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Following their great success in earlier coffee concerts, it’s very good to present these two local groups again. Both Patchwork and Five in a Bar entertain audiences around Gloucestershire with their differing takes on close harmony singing. Prepare to be swept along by their infectious joie de vivre! FREE. Ticket not required. (Donations welcome for refreshments afterwards)

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THE CARDUCCI QUARTET

May 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets, the internationally renowned Carducci Quartet makes a welcome return to the Festival to perform a concert of Beethoven, Borodin and Ravel. A concert not to be missed! Visit www.carducciquartet.com for more about the Carducci Quartet. ‘….high octane playing balancing control with devil-may-care spontaneity…’   The Guardian Event supported by anonymous donation Doors open at 7.00pm.  Event starts at 7:30pm Tickets £14 Adults; £4 under 18s    Bar available Tickets will be available at…

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COFFEE CONCERT – A FEAST OF TUDOR MUSICAL DELIGHT WITH WAYTES AND MEASURES

May 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Based here in Winchcombe, Waytes and Measures play and sing music from Medieval times to the 16th century. Their great variety of period instruments includes recorders, shawms, portative organ, fiddle, gittern, hurdy-gurdy, pipe and tabor, and percussion. Berkeley Castle recently commented that their music was ‘all incredibly professional … a real pleasure’. Free. Ticket not required. (Donations welcome for refreshments afterwards)

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MUSYCK ANON

May 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Step back in time to the English Renaissance and experience the art of the madrigal; miniature masterpieces of high passion and beautiful harmonies, written for small groups of a cappella voices. Musyck Anon, an Evesham choir with decades of experience, presents a concert of madrigals and part songs, sung as they were written to be performed.  See Facebook or musyckanon.com. Doors open at 7.00pm.  Event starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets £8

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COLIN PITTS AND ISSY WINSTANLEY

May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Fresh songs you wish you had written yourself from two contrasting singer/songwriters. Colin Pitts is famous for his songs that make you think, but feel good, delivered in his warm, engaging style. Issy Winstanley is a talented young musician who loves writing original material, as well as putting her own folk/country twist on some old classics. Event supported by Wentwood House Dental Practice Doors open at 7.30pm.  Event starts at 8pm. Tickets £8

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COFFEE CONCERT – THE ISBOURNE SINGERS

May 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We’re delighted to welcome this ladies’ choir and their guest Linda Carroll (flute) to the Festival again. The enthusiastic Isbourne Singers, conducted by John Blenkinsopp and accompanied by pianist Margaret Jarvis, are looking forward to seeing you this morning. Their lyrical programme includes songs from the shows, traditional tunes, and the song cycle Wayfarers All, composed by Peter Teague. Free. Ticket not required. (Donations welcome for refreshments afterwards)

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MUSIC FOR TEATIME – cancelled

May 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled.

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SLÂINTE – sold out!

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

This fabulous five-piece band has taken its exhilarating Celtic music across Europe and America, and sold out at last year’s Winchcombe Festival. Delight in Slâinte’s wonderful vocal harmonies, energetic reels, tuneful ballads and the astonishing variety of sounds from the harp, penny whistles, flute, fiddles, guitars, banjo, bass, mandolin, bodhran and bouzouki.                                          “an outstanding evening’s entertainment” – Padraig Duggan, Clannad Visit www.celtmusic.co.uk for more information about the band. Doors open 7.30pm.  Event starts at 8pm. Tickets Sold out

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COFFEE CONCERT – MUSIC FOR PIANO

May 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our morning concert of piano music is always popular. Nicholas Ashton, a pupil of Festival stalwart Marcel Zidani, will be with us for the first time. Nicholas is joined by Michael Brown and Martin Mason, both performers in earlier Festivals. Their combined programme includes music by Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. We look forward to seeing you at this convivial concert. Free. Ticket not required. (Donations welcome for refreshments afterwards)

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THE BRILLIANT CLASSICAL GUITAR OF ALAN BRINLEY SHAW

May 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

Alan Brinley Shaw is an international classical guitarist, who lived in Spain for 27 years and has toured most European countries.  He will perform music serenatas from Albeniz, breathtaking tangos from Piazzolla and mesmerising music from Turkey.  Alan is known for his absolute commitment to style and technique, and for memorable performances. Tickets £8

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THE SONGMEN

May 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Songmen present a programme of music that spans the ages. The first half features sacred pieces from Byrd to the present day. The second half sees a lighter mix of madrigals, folksongs, jazz and popular classics. More info at http://www.songmen.co.uk. ‘One of those groups I could listen to for hours.’ – Aled Jones, BBC Radio 3 Event supported by Cotswold Eye Care Centre Doors open at 7.00pm     Tickets £12; £4 under 18s    Bar available

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COFFEE CONCERT – THE TURNER HURD FAMILY AND GUESTS

May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Following their well-received performance last year, members of the Turner Hurd family return with their accompanist Simon Kemp. Lilya and Elodie will play an eclectic mix of music from classical to rock and pop favourites featuring piano, alto saxophone and clarinet. Simon will perform piano music from the classical and romantic periods. Music then coffee … a great way to start the weekend! Free. Ticket not required.  (Donations welcome for refreshments afterwards)

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UKULELE PERFORMANCE BY SARAH KELLY

May 25, 2019 @ 11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy refreshments whilst Sarah plays a range of ukuleles, demonstrating the range and versatility of the instrument.  Free event – just enjoy!

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FESTIVAL BRUNCH

May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The ever-popular Cheltenham-based ‘UkesAnon’ return to the Festival once again to play and sing their infectious mix of wide-ranging tunes in the pub garden while you enjoy a delicious brunch, courtesy of the Plaisterers’ Arms. In the event of bad weather, the food service and the band’s performance will take place indoors. Tickets £8

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SINGING A SONG OF ENGLAND

May 25, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

With songs of epic journeys, rural pastimes and loves lost and found, Shepherd’s Crook, a popular folk choir based in Winchcombe, joins forces with the Bristol Folk Singers and Matt Norman for this concert of English folk songs. Tickets £5

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CIRENCESTER PHILHARMONIA

May 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

We’re pleased to announce that Cirencester Philharmonia is appearing at the Festival for the first time. The orchestra will play a great range of music from composers such as Mozart and Mendelssohn, and will feature one of Joseph Haydn’s energetic symphonies written especially for his 18th century London audience. Doors open 7.00pm.  Event starts at 7.30pm.  Bar available. Tickets £10 Adults;  £4 Under 18s.

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THE APPLE MASHERS – sold out!!

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

This hugely popular local band returns to play a mix of cover versions of Country, Rock and Pop tunes. The band’s approach to music is aimed at simply having fun. Event supported by Vale & Hills Family Butchers Tickets Sold out

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JAZZ IN THE GARDEN

May 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your picnics, rugs and garden chairs for this popular event and unwind to the sound of the Spa Notes. Order your picnic hamper from event sponsor Food Fanatics and have it delivered to the venue for you to pick up on arrival (email info@food-fanatics.co.uk. Tel 01242 604466). Event supported by Food Fanatics Tickets £8;  £2 under 18s

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ZOË GILBY – cancelled!!

May 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled.  Purchased tickets will be refunded.

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