Community News: 69th Ashwell Music Festivals: Sunday 5th May – Saturday 11th May

Ashwell Music Festival returns this month with a wide variety of musical events.

Festal Evensong
Sunday 5th May, 6pm, St. Mary’s Church
Free. The opening of the Festival is marked by the traditional Choral Evensong. Sacred music will be performed by St. Mary’s Church Choir, with conductor Bene’t Coldstream.

Young Musician’s Concert
Tuesday 7th May, 7pm, St. Mary’s Church
Free. Young musicians and singers from the local schools

Hertfordshire Constabulary Choir
Wednesday 8th May, 7.30pm, St. Mary’s Church. £10 adults / £5 under 16s
Initially started as a male voice choir n the early eighties of police officers, they soon turned into a full mixed-voice choir and have been singing together ever since. Made up of serving and retired police officers and police staff, they are sure to entertain!

Dave Rance’s Rockin’ Chair Dance Band
Thursday 9th May, 2pm , United Reformed Church Hall
£10pp Traditional jazz standards, made famous by the likes of Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, and tunes associated with British jazzmen such as Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball.

Oliver Gearing
Thursday 9th May, 7.30pm, online event
Rock and pop covers from Queen to Ed Sheeran to Papa Roach, looping drums, guitars and keyboards, come and try out an online livestream concert!

James Pearson & friends
Friday 10th May, 8pm, St. Mary’s Church.
Adults £20 / under 16s £10. A whistlestop tour of the history of jazz piano with lots of different styles from Scott Joplin to Oscar Peterson and many more! James Pearson, the artistic director of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, returns to Ashwell for this very special concert.

Handbell Family Workshop
Saturday 11th May, 11am & 12.15pm St. Mary’s Church. £8 pp The Handbell Ringers of Great Britain are running two separate workshops for anyone interested in learning about and developing their ringing knowledge. Book tickets early to avoid disappointment

Soul Kinda Wonderful
Saturday 11th May, 8pm St. Mary’s Church
£20 adults / £10 under 16s. Music from the golden era, specifically the genres of Soul and Motown.

69th Ashwell Music Festival | Sunday 5th May – Saturday 11th May
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