13 Dec 2013

Seasonal Stroud

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19th December “CHRISTMAS MUSIC!” “Your Musical Memories” concert at Stroud’s Subscription Rooms at 2.30 pm on December 19th is offering traditional Christmas musical fare; joyous carols and songs which always touch the heart at this time of year. Wynstones’ Phoenix Choir will be returning again this year to sing carols old and new, some of which they will have sung at the Wynstones’ Carol Concert in Gloucester Cathedral earlier in the month which has become one of the musical highlights at the Cathedral. They will be joined again this year by the Gannicox Ensemble, Stroud’s own bell ringing troupe, who will also share some of their favourite Christmas songs and Christopher Hudson will play a fantasia on the favourite carol “Away in a Manger” composed for violin and piano. So come and enjoy your Christmas and a mince pie or two at the Stroud Subscription Rooms at 2.30 pm on December 19th. Tickets are only £5.00 (which includes refreshments) and can be booked at the Subscription Rooms’ Box Office, telephone number 01453 760900. (When booking, please mention if you use a wheelchair as the number of wheelchairs allowed in the Ballroom are restricted due to fire regulations.)

         “Enjoy your music live!”


Friday 20th December SOLSTICE STORY SUPPER Black Book Cafe, Stroud

To celebrate the Winter Solstice share  the longest night of the year in the  company of bards from near and far, for a magical evening for all ages. Surprise special guests & limited floor
spots for performed (not read) stories,  songs & poems (5-10 mins). Arrive early for a slot. Doors open 7pm. Starts 7.15pm.  The cafe will be serving mulled apple juice, mince pies & other tasty treats.  £3 on door

23rd December A Winter's Tale
The popular Le Page Ensemble (featuring Yehudi Menuhin protege David Le Page on violin and Stroud born cellist Christopher Allan) return to St Laurence Church in Stroud on Monday 23rd December at 7.30 pm. This classical music ensemble bring a rich and exciting blend of music
and word: collaborating with vibrant young folk duo Jack Mcniell (guitar and voice) and Charlie Heys (fiddle), as well as local actor Trevor T Smith, they present "A Winter's Tale", featuring music from
JS Bach, Palestrina, Jeff Buckley, Mozart, Arcangelo Corelli and Astor Piazzolla, and folk carols from around the world, as well as seasonal poems.

Tickets (£13, under 18's free of charge) are available from the Stroud Tourist Information box office (01453 760900), the Star Anise Arts Cafe or on the door.

"Our Christmas concert has become something of an event for us, and also for the audience. This year Stroud's very own Trevor T Smith will once again recite poems in his wonderful way, and I am particularly looking forward to working with the folk duo Jack Mcniell and Charlie Heys who are names to watch.

Meanwhile David Le Page (who is unquestionably one of the UK's most talented and interesting violinists) and the ensemble will play music from around the world. Come and let us serenade you into Christmas!"

 Sat 11th January 5pm. WASSAIL at Painswick Start at Church Rooms - between Church Yard & car park

Procession of noise - 5.30pm. then Blessing of Trees in Orchard & Burning of "Wicca Man"
Back to Church Rooms for 6.30 & party/gig/food/drink/Mummers etc. We have a temporary  alcohol Licence: 2 ANCHORS Cider: Perry: Apple juice: tea: Coffee: Admittance to Church Rooms approx. £3 Food from £2.50 per portion Dressing Up welcome: Animal Skins: Armour: Drums: Fire Sticks: Enjoy yourselves & welcome the new growing year

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