Events

Jun
16
Sat
2018
Music in the Garden: Peter Turrell – Guitarist @ Wymondham Garden Centre
Jun 16 @ 11:30 – 13:00
Jun
22
Fri
2018
The Opera Dudes @ Central Hall
Jun 22 @ 19:30 – 22:30

The Opera Dudes

www.operadudes.com

performing 

LICENSED TO THRILL

Introducing the Opera Dudes, two intrepid singing agents – a former Cambridge Scholar and ex-builder, code-names Posh & Bricks.

This fearless pair chart their journey through a variety of musical styles, always on the lookout for their evil nemesis, Donald Duck. Be prepared as the Dudes take you on a journey through their crazy careers, with wonderful music and an ill-judged attempt to turn the audience into a corps de ballet!

This unique cocktail of funny stories, singalongs and heart-rending music will leave you both shaken and stirred

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Promoted by U3A Wymondham and supported by………………………..

 

Tickets will be available from the tickets page on this website or from  Wymondham U3A at their coffee mornings every Thursday from 1000 to 1200 at Wymondham Central Hall Tiffey Room

 

 

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Town Busking Day @ Market Place
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The Town Busking Day is one of our well-established events. Musicians perform all over town create a wonderful atmosphere.

If you have never busked before do come along on Saturday, June 23 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 1oam, or call 01953 333500 if they wish.

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YoungStars – Concert by budding young musicians @ Baptist Church
Jun 23 @ 16:00 – 18:00

Concert by young musicians from grades 1 to 5

More details to follow

 

 

Supporters names will appear here

 

Jun
24
Sun
2018
Music Lecture – Silent Films with Bruce Vogt – Pianist @ The Regal
Jun 24 @ 14:30 – 17:00

Sunday 24th June at 2.30pm

Silent Films
all accompanied live by improvisation master pianist Bruce Vogt whose knowledge of Silent Film is extraordinary
He will also speak about the films he will play during this lecture event

Charlie Chaplin – The Pawnshop (1916) 25 minutes

Talk: “Music and the Silent Clowns”

Intermission

Buster Keaton – Our Hospitality (1916)  73 minutes

 

“Silent films aren’t meant to be silent” says Bruce Vogt, classical pianist and head of keyboard at the University of Victoria where he has taught and lectured for the past 37 years. Our 2018 lecture event speaker has had a life long relationship with silent film, getting to know them as a teenager, when he and his brother started watching them, and improvising to them often throughout his career over the last 40 odd years here in England, Germany, Paris, Canada and Japan. In our Wymondham Festival Lecture event this year, Bruce will give us some insight into these films which he considers to part of the “golden age ” of film. And then we will be able to watch and listen too!

 

Supporters:

The Regal Experience

The Madeline Storey Trust and Rotary Club of Wymondham

 

 

Summer Pizzazz with: Sylvia & I, Tubonetics, The Happy Couple @ Spooner Row Church
Jun 24 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Here is a poster

SUMMER PIZZAZZ!

 

This year’s Summer Pizzazz concert, as part of Wymondham Music Festival, features three duos – Sylvia & I, Tubonetics, and The Happy Couple.

This event will be an album launch for Sylvia & I, this year’s headliners. This is the duo of Sylvia Hallett (violin, voice, bicycle wheel, saw & electronics) and Chris Dowding (trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics). This gig launches their debut album as the duo Sylvia & I – ‘the holding breath’.

The duo combines overlapping loops with dreamy soundscapes. Between them, Chris and Sylvia have performed with trombonist Annie Whitehead, saxophonist Evan Parker, and shakuhachi improviser Clive Bell. They have performed previously at Flimflam and The Klinker (both improvised music events in London), and the York Tavern (Norwich).

Tubonetics is the duo of trombonist Dave Amis and tuba player Ben Higham. Ben and Dave play in several different ensembles together, including The Brass Monkeys and The Hard Edges of Metal. They create a space where melodic science meets the velvety dark arts of big brass. The trombone and tuba play jazz that teases the audience in a pleasingly open harmonic space.

The Happy Couple is the duo of Judith Goodman (stringed instruments) and David Ross (jaw harp and mouth bow). They perform instrumental pieces often inspired by the outdoors locations in which they play and write their pieces. They first met on the bus replacement service from Mile End Tube station to Leyton 18 years ago, and are now based in Surlingham, Norfolk.

This concert is supported by Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund.

Pizza order is available from John Dowding – tel. (01953) 607236. Come along..!

 

All welcome! £8 at the door, or 01953 607236 to reserve table.

+Pizza delivery available with booking! Bring your own drinks!

Supported by

Norfolk County Council

  Arts Project Fund

 

 Organised by

John Dowding

Cobweb Cottage, 42 Queens Street, Spooner Row,NR18 9JU

This is the third year we have presented ‘Pizzazz’ at Spooner Row Church,  

Pizza is available to order, through John Dowding (tel. 01953 607236).

 

 

 

Jun
25
Mon
2018
Piano Recital by Norfolk Young Musician of the Year Archie Bonham @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 25 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Norfolk Young Musician of the Year, 

Archie Bonham

will be presenting a programme including Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Prokofiev.

Archie Bonham is a first-year undergraduate reading Music at the University of York as a first study pianist. He also plays harpsichord, sings in and is a repetiteur of the University Choir, and sings baritone in the Animas choir. He is also Secretary of the University of York Music Society. He was a pupil at Alderman Peel High School in Wells-Next-The-Sea, and then at Fakenham Sixth Form, where he achieved his Grade 8 classical piano with distinction in 2015. He is preparing for his ABRSM Diploma in Piano Performance under the tuition of Christopher Green-Armytage in Norfolk, and Jakob Fichert in York. In 2017, he organised, event ran and performed the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto in an ‘Evening of Rachmaninoff’ – raising over £1000 for a new piano at Alderman Peel. He is also a regular and recommended events and wedding pianist for the Holkham Estate. Most recently, he was awarded first prize in the Norfolk Young Musician 2018 competition, and is delighted to be giving a recital for the Wymondham Music Festival.

 

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Supporters:

Hemstock’s Jewellers

 

Jazz Picnic with DixieMix @ Becketswell Meadow,
Jun 25 @ 18:00 – 21:00

wymondham music festival_jazz picnic_dixiemixSimon Nelson’s DixieMix, who famously toured with Rod Stewart, will once again be entertaining the crowds at our annual summer evening picnic, now in its 23rd year. Bring picnics, chairs and rugs. Ice cream and real coffee will

be on sale.

Please use the FREE shuttle bus service from Central Hall car park from 17.45 to 21.15. The only parking available at the venue will be for disabled drivers.

Entry is free, although there will be collecting buckets at exits for donations to help defray some of the costs of this event.

dixiemixjazz.com

Supporters:

Fosters Solicitors LLP
Wymondham Lions Club
Wymondham Town Council
Tan Cars
Toilets + Ltd

 

Jun
26
Tue
2018
Violin & Organ Recital by Katie Schutte & Rob Goodrich @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 26 @ 13:00 – 13:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme – more details to follow

Katie Schutte – violin – more details to follow

Rob Goodrich studied organ and singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Formally an alto lay clerk at Rochester Cathedral, he is now Organist and Director of Music at Wymondham Abbey and Musical Director of the Hethersett Singers, Threshold Theatre Company and The Norwich and Norfolk Operatic Society.

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Supporters:

Tim & Ruth Semmence

Simon Bean

 

Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians

Compered by Rob Goodrich

Supporters:

Hemstock’s Jewellers

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Organ Recital by Julian Haggett @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Julian Haggett

Julian was educated at Thetford Grammar School where he was inspired to take up the organ. Prior to learning the organ Julian played flute and piano studying both to Grade 8, after which the organ became the focal point. Aged 18 he gained recital awards at the Oundle International Summer School for young organists.

 He studied music at The College Of St Hild & St Bede, University of Durham, where Julian was successively Junior, and Senior, Organ Scholar, and studied organ with James Lancelot. Whilst at Durham, Julian also accompanied the Durham Handel Society and University Consort of Voices, with whom he featured on national BBC radio broadcasts.

 In 2008 Julian graduated from Durham and took up the postgraduate organ scholarship at Chichester Cathedral, before going on to be organist at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich. Besides his choir training and theory tuition duties at St Peter’s Julian is in demand as a concert organist, accompanist and tutor. Outside the UK he has given concerts in Europe and Asia, including music festivals in Belgium, Holland, and Norway, and in the UK at the Three Choirs Festival.

 Besides tutoring on organ and piano for the Diocese of Norwich, Julian is Regional Consultant at the Royal College of Organists. He is also completing a MMus in organ performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Henry Fairs. 2018 is a busy year of concerts and guest tutoring around the UK, adding to Julian’s existing portfolio of work.

 

Programme – more details to follow

 

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Supporters:

Tim & Ruth  Semmence

Simon Bean

 

Jâms Coleman in Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 19:30 – 21:30

 

THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED  &  TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ONLY 

AT A REDUCED PRICE – £10.00, Under 18 £5

 

 

 

 

Jâms Coleman in concert:

Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

Joseph Davies: Campanological Study (New College, Oxford)

Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Liszt: Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Interval

Chopin: Preludes Op. 28 (Complete)

 

www.jamscoleman.com

Jâms Coleman is a Welsh pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. He finds it inspiring and fascinating to collaborate with different musicians and values the rewards of this process.

Recent highlights include performing music by Colin Matthews live on Radio 3, performing on BBC2’s Proms Extra with cellist Jamal Aliyev, solo appearances in France and live on S4C and BBC Radio Cymru as well as recitals at the Leeds Lieder Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival. Wigmore Hall, Two Moors Festival, Newbury Festival and Ryedale Festival.

Future chamber-music engagements include recitals with instrumentalists Luke Hsu, Timothy Ridout, Jamal Aliyev, Laura van der Heijden, Joy Lisney, Marcin Zdunik and a CD recording with Luke Hsu.

As a vocal accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with many singers and his engagements include recitals with such established artists as Ailish Tynan, James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Robert Murray, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Kennedy at festivals such as the Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals. Recent highlights include performing the three great Schubert song cycles at the Two Moors Festival and an evening song recital at Wigmore Hall. He will return to Wigmore Hall in November where will perform in a showcase for Samling Arts alongside Nicky Spence, Julien van Mellaerts, Svetlina Stoyanova, Christopher Glynn and others.

Jâms enjoys performing as a concerto soloist and has performed repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart.

Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar. In 2016 he completed his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. He stayed on at the Academy as a Fellow and he enjoyed coaching and encouraging collaboration between pianists and the Vocal and Conducting departments. He also has experience of working as a Musical Director and repetiteur and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Tchaikofsky’s Eugene Onegin across Wales.

He is the Artistic Director of a new concert series based in St Clement Danes Church in Central London which featured twenty-four lunchtime concerts and five evening concerts in 2018.

 

Supporters:

Chris & Judith Lawrence

The Musicians’ Company

Hemstock’s Jewellers

 

 

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Wymondham Ukulele Group @ Methodist Church
Jun 28 @ 13:00

wymondham ukelele groupLunchtime performance by Wymondham Ukulele Group at Wymondham Methodist Church

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Jazz at the Abbey: The Spirit of Trane – Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 28 @ 19:30

 

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble

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OWING TO THE VENUE NO LONGER BEING AVAILABLE  WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT

TICKETS PURCHASED FROM PUFF’S TOYSHOP WILL BE REFUNDED ON RECEIPT OF TICKET(S)

ONLINE TICKETS HAVE BEEN REFUNDED via PayPal to the payment card or PayPal account used to purchase & you should receive an email from PayPal with an explanatory note 

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The Spirit of Trane
Marking fifty years without John Coltrane, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble attempt to reflect upon the beauty of the man’s music. John Coltrane was the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it is his patented sheets of sound, his rapid-fire improvisations, the advanced harmonic progressions, the sonic impact of the best jazz quartet ever or his lush interpretations of the most beautiful ballads, no aspiring music lover can afford to neglect the music of Trane. But Coltrane is far greater than the sum of his outstanding musical achievements. He was a voice of a generation, an artistic revolutionary spirit, a man who transformed anger into love and plight into a humanist message. Coltrane is for us jazz at its best: an authentic creative wave of constant transformation and innovation. Trane is for us, first and foremost, a spirit.

 

Gilad Atzmon – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Frank Harrison – piano

Yaron Stavi – acoustic bass

Enzo Zirilli – drums

 

www.gilad.co.uk

 

 

Supporters:

Les Dawes

Peter & Margaret Colby

Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers

 

 

 

Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon
Jun 28 @ 20:30
Jun
29
Fri
2018
Coffee time music with The Squeegees @ Baptist Church
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Squeegees return by popular demand for their sixth appearance at the Festival. John and Dave are both skilled musicians and great fun. Enjoy sing-a-longs and memorable songs from the fifties, sixties and more.

This is a drop in event. Arrive any time during the session; treat yourself to a hot drink and homemade cake, enjoy the music and have a little dance.P1100603 fb

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www.thesqueegees.co.uk

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Masters of the Lute – Matthew Wadsworth – Lute & Theorbo @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 29 @ 13:00 – 13:50

 

 

 

 

Highly acclaimed, world renowned and recorded Lutenist, Matt Wadsworth

www.matthewwadsworth.com

It is the first time we have had the chance to hear this consummate musician at the top of his profession playing live and solo in the exquisite acoustic environment of Wymondham Abbey.

“You get the feeling that he’s playing for himself and for you, but not for a big public. Gestures are subtle, with an expressive range which flatters sophisticated ears… perhaps because he always plays from the heart, there’s an inner power and sincerity to his performances which make for compelling listening.”
–Simon Heighes, International Record Review

Matthew Wadsworth started his professional career as a lutenist in 2000. Working in the UK, Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared at most major concert halls and festivals, and can often be heard on radio, both in live performance and recordings. Matthew studied lute at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Nigel North, after which he spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.

Matthew has recorded for Avie, Deux-Elles, Linn, EMI, Channel Classics and Wigmore Live. His CD recordings have all received international critical acclaim, and have been featured as Gramophone Editor’s Choice on several occasions. His latest CD, Late Night Lute, was editors choice in the August 2017 edition of Gramophone magazine, and received 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine. You can buy a copy here tonight!

In 2011, Matthew trained in California to do a long distance motorbike jump, achieving a distance of more than 70 ft. A documentary of the project can be found on YouTube. The Wadsworths moved to Norwich in 2015, and are very proud to be a part of such a great city.

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Debut Concert – for little’uns @ Kett's Books
Jun 29 @ 17:30 – 18:30

An evening of music from youngsters at the start of their musical careers.
With the support of the town’s dedicated private music tutors, we are able to showcase budding music talent.

Supported by Kett’s Books

Bowjangles – Comedy Orchestra @ The Regal
Jun 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Bowjangles

Comedy Orchestra

https://www.bowjangles.org

‘BOWJANGLES ARE A STRING QUARTET WHO CAN REALLY PLAY. THEY DANCE WHILST THEY PLAY. THEY SING WHILST THEY PLAY. THEY LEAP, TUMBLE, JUGGLE AND JOKE WHILST THEY PLAY…’

 

“We are Bowjangles. Singing, dancing, comedy, cabaret, variety, theatrical string quartet. It’s REALLY DIFFICULT to describe what we do! We were never satisfied sitting still and playing our instruments, so over the years we added more and more dimensions to our performances, and now we create our own theatre shows where we provide our own musical score. We love to PLAY. 

We have travelled the world extensively performing in theatres and halls, at arts festivals and street festivals, in schools, hospitals, the occasional prison and even in a forest in the dead of night. We also love performing at cabarets, private events and functions, and occasionally you might even see us on TV, or doing a street show. 

Though we are a string quartet we have also more recently been known to play together as the Bowjangles band- violin, piano, double bass and drums- most recently in the Wonderground Speigeltent on London’s Southbank for a  summer long run of ‘Hotel Black Cat’ with the Black Cat Cabaret.”

 

 

Promoted by U3A Wymondham and supported by………………………..

 

Tickets will be available from the tickets page on this website or from  Wymondham U3A at their coffee mornings every Thursday from 1000 to 1200 at Wymondham Central Hall Tiffey Room

 

 

Livewire presents Fiddler on the Roof @ Central Hall
Jun 29 @ 19:30

Livewire Opera Company

presents

Fiddler on the Roof

Friday 29th & Saturday  30th June 2018

Wymondham Central Hall

Tickets £11, £10 & £7

Tickets for Livewire events are available through Ticketsource,

( Booking fees apply )

 

It is also possible to book directly with Livewire via flyer with an SAE or over the telephone.  

If you book through Livewire directly you can pay by Cheque, Paypal* or by Card*                  

 (*£2 booking fee applies)

If you wish to book through Livewire  by telephone please telephone 01953 851543

 

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Sounds of Summer – 6 Young Live Acts @ Browick Road Park
Jun 30 @ 12:00 – 18:30

CHANGE OF VENUE – SOUNDS OF SUMMER WILL BE AT
BROWICK ROAD PARK, BROWICK ROAD, WYMONDHAM, NR18 0QN

Featuring live music from young up and coming performers:

Joey Devries

Ben Bell

Red Wine Talk – alternative rock and indie pop band from Norwich

Jordan Baker – from Norwich

Fingers Crossed – from Wymondham High School

Anna Carter

There will also be food and activity stalls, plenty of things to do and see enjoying the atmosphere.

Supporters:

Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers

John Jarrold Trust

Toilets + Ltd

Wymondham Town Team 

 

Here is the facebook page for the event

Livewire presents Fiddler on the Roof @ Central Hall
Jun 30 @ 19:30

Livewire Opera Company

presents

Fiddler on the Roof

Friday 29th & Saturday  30th June 2018

Wymondham Central Hall

Tickets £11, £10 & £7

Tickets for Livewire events are available through Ticketsource,

( Booking fees apply )

 

It is also possible to book directly with Livewire via flyer with an SAE or over the telephone.  

If you book through Livewire directly you can pay by Cheque, Paypal* or by Card*                  

 (*£2 booking fee applies)

If you wish to book through Livewire  by telephone please telephone 01953 851543

 

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 30 @ 19:30

 

Saturday 30 June 2018
Wymondham Abbey

Summer Concert

  • Academic Festival Overture – Johannes Brahms
  • Symphony in D minor for organ & orchestra – Alexandre Guilmant with Rob Goodrich, organ
  • Symphony No. 2 in D – Johannes Brahms

The traditional format of this concert displays the towering presence of Brahms, complimented by his French contemporary, the organist Alexandre Guilmant. Two of Brahms’s most popular works frame a rarely heard organ ‘concerto’ which combines the power of a symphony orchestra with that of a grand organ. It is marvellous to invite Rob Goodrich to display his virtuosity with us again.

  • Start time – 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £12 (adult), £10 (Friends), £2 (children)

 

For concert tickets, please phone Paul Chambers, on 07701 067644. For postal tickets, please send your requirements to:

Paul Chambers (WSO Tickets)
Brindle House
Common Lane
Shelfanger
Norfolk IP22 2DP

If ordering tickets by post, please remember to enclose an SAE. Cheques should be made payable to Wymondham Symphony Orchestra

 

 wymondhamsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Jul
1
Sun
2018
Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 2 hours of musical fun for the under 5s @ Kings Head Meadow
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Two hours of musical fun for the under-fives with professional musicians and entertainers Mary Lovett and Hayley Moysesteddy bears' picnic 2013.

This is a great opportunity for those with young children to relax with friends and other families. Bring a picnic and rugs to sit on. Hopefully, umbrellas will only be required as sunshades!

The clubhouse bar and facilities will be available from 11am

Event supported by:

Wymondham Town Football Club

Wymondham Town Council

Orchard Toys

Guided Town Walk @ meet at War Memorial
Jul 1 @ 12:00 – 14:00

Guided walk by by Blue Badge Guide Judy Hawkins

Find out more about our historic town

Meet at the War Memorial, Town Green

No need to book just turn up on the day

 

Concert by highly acclaimed local Cavick String Quartet @ Baptist Church
Jul 1 @ 16:00 – 17:30

Cavick Strinq Quartet

 

More details to follow

 

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Festival Evensong @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 1 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Wymondham Abbey Choir conducted by Rob Goodrich, with organ – details to follow.

www.wymondhamabbey.org.uk

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Feathersfest – 11 Live Stage Acts @ The Feathers
Jul 7 @ 12:00 – 23:15

11 Live Stage Acts
Food All Day, including BBQ and Ice creams.
CDs, by the Stage Acts, on sale.
Handmade Jewellry + more.

 

 

 

Admission Free.

Event organised by Robin Duhig

 

Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert – Purcell King Arthur – The Brook Street Band and friends @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 7 @ 19:30

Organised by

Wymondham Choral Society
www.wymondhamchoralsociety.org.uk

 

Sat 07 Jul 2018 7.30pm Wymondham Abbey
 
Purcell  King Arthur

We are delighted to welcome back

The Brook Street Band
and friends

Charlotte Ashley  soprano
Laura Morgan      soprano
Daniel Joy    tenor
Rupert Reid  bass 

Ticket information to follow

 

 

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