Ashwell Music Festival 2018


Thursday 14th May to Sunday 24th May 2009

Thursday, 14th May 7.00pm

A Night with Ashwell Stage School

St Mary’s Church

Ashwell Stage School presents an evening of songs from popular musicals including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Rent”, “Song and Dance”, “Oliver”, “Les Mis√©rables” and many more.

Sunday, 17th May 7.30pm


St Mary’s Church

The Triptych Singers were founded in 1973 and their repertoire includes sacred and secular music from the 14th to the 20th centuries. They have performed in churches all over the country and have also given recitals in Brecon Cathedral and the Anglican church in Amsterdam.

Sung Compline

St Mary’s Church

Sung Compline

Tonight’s concert will be followed by he gentlemen of St Mary’s Choir singing the ancient plainsong service of Compline.

Monday, 18th May 7.30pm

An Evening of Folk and More, Bushel & Strike

From far and near, entertaining music and song with a traditional acoustic feel.

Tuesday, 19th May 7.30pm

Young Musicians’ Concert

St Mary’s Church

An evening that celebrates the talents of local young people from Ashwell Primary School, Knights Templar School and the Ashwell Church Junior Choir.

Sung Compline

St Mary’s Church

Tonight’s concert will be followed by he gentlemen of St Mary’s Choir singing the ancient plainsong service of Compline.

Wednesday, 20th May 7.00pm

Architectural Ashwell

Meet at St Mary’s Church

Discover the secrets of Ashwell’s past through buildings. A guided walk around the village with local historian David Short to discover the treasures of Ashwell. There are limited numbers for this very popular event, so entry is only by ticket bought in advance.

Saturday, 23th May 7.30pm

Terry Lightfoot’s Jazzmen with Melinda Lightfoot

St Mary’s Church

Photo © Terry Lightfoot

‘From Bourbon Street to Broadway’

A wonderful evening is in store for lovers of traditional jazz as the legendary international jazz clarinettist Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen, by popular demand, return to the Music Festival. An absolute treat for lovers of jazz and swing alike, who like their music high-energy, interspersed with sensitive treatments of some unforgettable 20th century jazz melodies.

More information from Terry Lightfoot’s website

Sunday, 24th May 6.30pm

Festal Evensong

St Mary’s Church

A traditional 1662 full choral Evensong with Guest Conductor, Organist and Preacher.

Music includes:

  • Herbert Howells setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G
  • Preces and Responses in G – Jamie Milford
  • Prevent us, O Lord – William H. Harris
  • Coelos ascendid hodie – Charles V Stanford
  • Herbert Howells Te Deum

Music Director: Judith Catterick
Guest Conductor: David Hill Conductor of the BBC Singers
Guest Organist: Paul Bryan Organist, Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers
Guest Preacher: The Venerable Trevor Jones Archdeacon of Hertford

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