Music by; Brahms, Lassus, Vaughan Williams and others
St Mary with St Alban, Teddington, TW11 9NN
RICHMOND COMMUNITY CHOIR welcomes the LEIPZIGER LEHRERCHOR (Leipzig Teachers' Choir) to a joint Summer Concert, supported by the Martineau Brass Quintet, to be held at the Attenborough Hall, Orleans Park School, Richmond Road, Twickenham.
Jeni became an instant TwickFolk favourite after her first appearance with Billy Kemp in 2013. This year sees a new chapter in her career and a return to the Cabbage Patch.
Jeni grew up in the coalfields of Appalachian in Southwest Virginia among a family of miners, moonshiners, and journalists. Her writing pulls the grit, gumption, and keen sense of observation out of that heritage like drawing water from her grandmother's well. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and flatfoot dancer, Jeni is best known for the sound of the "born-in-the bone twang" of her voice and her true tales of mountain life.
For the last ten years, Jeni has toured as part of the critically acclaimed duo Jeni & Billy, spending nine months of every year on the road. This year sees the pair both emerging with solo projects. Informed by seven years of touring in Great Britain, Jeni's new collection of songs makes a love letter to the home of her ancestors and to her father who passed away in 2016. In her new songs, Jeni crosses oceans and continents to scatter her father's ashes.
In every song, Jeni's "true sense of place shines through - old as the hills, but brand new at the same time."Both videos on this page were recorded by Peter Knipe when TwickFolk 'temporarily decamped' to the Adelaide in Teddington. May 31, 2015.
Perfect for a summer evening for everyone...
Teddington Choral's Summer Concert Saturday promises to be a lively and entertaining evening. The programme features Will Todd's Mass in Blue, an upbeat jazz setting of the Latin mass text for chorus, with soprano soloist-Vanessa Bowers and jazz trio-The Lallement Trio.
The concert includes arrangements of Jazz Standards Fly me to the Moon, Misty, Caravan, Moonglow... and more... conducted by Sam Evans.
For tickets please go to www.teddingtonchoral.co.uk
Kingston Parish Church, Market Place, KT1 1JP
If there is such a thing as a British "blues pedigree", sets the standard. He's a blues craftsman - a journeyman who has served his time with the best.
In New York he jammed with Muddy Waters. He became a friend to Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker and played in their touring bands. Dave's sister, the late Jo-Ann Kelly, first opened his ears to the blues, although his passion for rock and roll - and especially Buddy Holly's work - remains intact.
In 1967 he joined The John Dummer Blues Band. After three albums and a solo project he continued polishing his style and technique with some of Britain's finest players.
When The Blues Band was formed in 1979, the post of slide guitarist and joint vocalist was a foregone conclusion. Dave Kelly's guitar and vocals form the backbone of The Blues Band's distinctive sound.
After 21 years with the band, with his solo albums, duo tours with Paul Jones, and soundtrack work (including BBC TV's and the Comic Strip's ) Dave is firmly established as Europe's premier blues performer.
Music by Purcell, Schütz and Scheidt
You may be interested to know that the lady in the attached poster is Mary of Modena, James II's second wife. One of the pieces we are singing is Purcell's 'My Heart is Inditing'. It was one of the anthems written for James's coronation, and the painting is by Kneller, showing Mary's crown. The painting also shows off the beautiful needlework and golden decoration on the dress - which is also described in Purcell's anthem.
As ever more about this and other events is on our website at www.twickenhamchoral.org.uk/index.php and our Twitter and Facebook accounts - twitter.com/twickchoral,, @twickchoral on Twitter and www.facebook.com/twickenhamchoral.
AGM at 7.45pm followed by a free concert at about 9pm Richmond Concert Society is proud to continue an annual event which allows subscribers to be involved in the creation of new music.
Students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) will be invited to submit compositions to a reviewing panel. The chosen composer will then be commissioned to write a new piece, especially for the Richmond Concert Society, to be performed by an ensemble of GSMD postgraduate fellows.
The ensemble will perform a short concert after the AGM, in which the new composition will be featured along with established repertoire.
We hope to continue this as an annual event, making the Richmond Concert Society an integral part of the creation of tomorrow's music and the discovery of tomorrow's talent.
This initiative has been made possible by a bequest from Mary Ryan. The winning composer will receive the Mary Ryan Richmond Concert Society Composition Award, bringing with it not only a financial incentive but, perhaps more importantly, a performance before an appreciative and enthusiastic audience.