Ashwell Music Festival 2018


Saturday 20th May to Sunday 28th May 2006

Saturday 20 May 10 am

Ashwell Primary School

Crickcrack Productions. Story telling for children aged 6 years to 11 years … and the young at heart … with music.

Saturday 20 May 7.30 pm

London Oriana Choir

Songs of Slavery and Freedom.

A thrilling evening of spirituals and famous opera choruses – Steal Away, Go down Moses, Hebrew Slave Chorus, Easter Hymn and many other favourites from this superb London Choir. Read programme notes

Sunday 21 May 7.30 pm

The Fine Arts Sinfonia of London

Conductor: Michael Nebe.
Leaders: Peter Fisher Martin Smith

  • Mozart’s Divertimento,
  • Vivaldi’s Concerto for two celli in G Minor,
  • Bach’s Suite No 2 in B for flute and strings,
  • Elgar’s Serenade for Strings,
  • Barber’s Adagio,
  • Britten’s Simple Symphony.

Read the Programme Notes

“… stunning playing … great virtuosity …” Semana Musical, Alicante, Spain.

“the Fine Arts Sinfonia must now belong among London’s finest ensembles” Croydon Advertiser

Tuesday 23 May 7.30 pm

The Young Musicians

Pupils from Ashwell Primary School and Knights Templar School, together with St Mary’s Church Junior Choir

Followed by COMPLINE sung by the gentlemen of St Mary’s Choir

Thursday 25 May 7.30 pm

Emily Rowley Jones and Friends

Emily Rowley Jones

An evening with Emily Rowley Jones and David Stout accompanied by Isabelle Thwaite; three of our most talented young musicians singing solos and duets by Bizet, Mozart, Handel, Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein and others. Read full programme

This will be a musical treat!

Followed by COMPLINE sung by the gentlemen of St Mary’s Church Choir.

Saturday 27 May 7.30 pm

Terry Lightfoot and His Jazz Band

Photo © Terry Lightfoot

The Special Magic of Louis Armstrong Terry, one of the great trad jazz men, has played with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and James Last.

Sunday 28 May 6.30 pm

Festival Evensong sung by Ashwell Parish Church Choir

Music by Monteverdi, Howells, Ireland, Bairstow

Guest Preacher: The Revd Kāren Sayers. Vicar of St. Nicholas Elstree.
Conductor: Christopher Bucknall BA(Hons) ARCO St John and St Andrew Church, Chelsea
Organist: Paul Bryan FRCO, GRSM, ARCM

Ashwell Festal Evensong

Find St. Mary's Ashwell

You may contact us by post:

Ashwell Music Festival
The Beacon
103 Station Road

For attending the festival, point your sat nav to: SG7 5QQ