Summer Music at Trellech: a series of concerts at St Nicholas’s Church
Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm for 8 pm start: Keith James - The Great Canadian Song Book
After his most enjoyable appearance at Trellech last autumn, singer/songwriter Keith James returns with The Great Canadian Songbook, personal interpretations of songs by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.
Tickets (£10) are already on sale and are available by phoning 01600 860376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music of such integrity that it flows from the innermost wellspring of human spirit. “It was around 40 years ago that I became drawn to these 3 wonderful songwriters, unaware at the time that each of them are Canadian. I am still in awe of their profound contribution and of all the dots that they have joined up in the lives of millions of us across the world. Their music forms the backdrop to all of the joy, hope and anxiety that we have lived through in recent times. Now somehow locked in time, these are songs that expose such personal and global fragility that they continue to embrace us as if they were our mother’s arms”.
“The concert also includes some rare and never transcribed poetry by Leonard Cohen that I have, with great pain and respect, set to music”
‘Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these’ Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
Saturday 19th May at 7.30 pm: The Cavendish Singers - Concord
We are pleased to welcome the Cavendish Singers, the chamber choir of the John Lewis Partnership, who will sing a programme of classic choral pieces, old and new, ranging from Byrd to Jerome Kern and Cole Porter, taking in favourites by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and others. Tickets (£10, including refreshments; children and students free) will be available in mid-April from www.wegottickets.com, and DS Music in Monmouth.
Saturday 30th June at 7.30 pm: The Unicorn Singers: Fairest Isle
Our third concert, a celebration of sacred and secular British music, including works by Tallis, Byrd, Purcell and Britten, will be performed for us by the Unicorn Singers, a small choir based in the Brecon Beacons, who specialise in early music. Tickets (£10, including refreshments; children and students free) will be available in mid-May from www.wegottickets.com, and DS Music in Monmouth.