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£15 (Members £12) under 18s - £6
LE CAFE PARISIEN is a musical and cultural journey through the streets, cafes and terraces of Europe, expect to hear Hot Club Swing, Classical Themes, adventures into Romani and Celtic Music, and vintage Songs, all delivered with a fresh new twist. A veritable melting pot of astounding musicianship and novel arrangements, all delivered with a sense of warmth and fun to make for a cracking night’s entertainment!
Harri Endersby is a songwriter and musician whose music blurs the lines of the folk genre, drawing inspiration from both contemporary and traditional music, as well as the rugged landscape of County Durham, the place that she calls home.
After releasing her debut album Homes/Lives in 2017, she has toured England extensively, playing venues in every corner of the country. The album has had strong support from BBC Introducing on BBC Tees Radio along with radio play from BBC 6 Music, BBC Scotland, and BBC Wales. Her lyrics invite audiences to escape from the rush of life and step into the quiet joy of being connected to the natural world.
|Lok-yin Hui - flute||Jessica Vinson - oboe|
|Michael Choi - clarinet||Robert Mehlig - French horn|
|Leonardo Bizzotto - bassoon|
With members whose backgrounds include Hong Kong, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Britain this group's name reflects the international nature of its membership. Under the guidance of Laura Jellicoe and Stefano Canuti, the ensemble has performed in various concerts, masterclasses, and competitions since its formation in 2018. Notably, the quintet performed in a masterclass presented by the Haffner Wind Ensemble and was recently awarded the Fewkes Woodwind Chamber Music Prize.
They will perform: -
|GYÖRGY LIGETI||Six Bagatelles|
|CLAUDE DEBUSSY||Suites No 1 and No 2|
|PAUL TAFFANEL||Wind Quintet in G minor|
|JACQUES IBERT||Trois pièces brèves|
|CARL NIELSEN||Wind Quintet Op 43|
Winter Wilson hit 2018 at full speed with the stunning new album “Far Off on the Horizon”, and a tour with folk rock legends Fairport Convention. Their 2019 schedule maintains the momentum, including tours of Australia, Canada and Europe, plus the release of “Live & Unconventional”, an album recorded live on the tour.
Kip Winter and Dave Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship with sometimes hilarious tales of life on the road. Kip (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) "she simply has a voice to die for” (John Roffey, Maverick Magazine),whilst Dave (vocals, guitar and banjo) is now rightly recognized as being amongst the top tier of British songwriters, with his songs covered by some of folk's "greats". Singing out for the underdog in glorious harmony and a hatful of laughs for good measure.
Tom Evans - Clarinet; Richard Beards - Bassoon; Beatrice Hubble – Oboe
Trio Volant, are a Manchester based woodwind trio who have performed at The Heron twice before. They came together in 2010 while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and regularly give recitals and lunchtime concerts in and around Manchester and the North West as well as further afield.
The Trio particularly enjoy the opportunity to perform the lesser known reed trio chamber music repertoire and the individual members share a wealth of solo and orchestral experience, performing with various orchestras throughout the UK.
They were awarded The Dorothy Parkinson Memorial Award for Young British Musicians 2017 and are currently Recommended and Selected Artists for Making Music 2019-2020.
Ladies of Note are an enthusiastic local group of singers, celebrating modern songs from a variety of styles including
traditional, folk, film music and classic pop. The group is led by Kate Thompson, and they have raised money for
many local charities over the years. Here they are in festive mood.
'A real feel good afternoon'.
A retelling of Charles Dickens’ most iconic novella – the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit – warm-hearted, generous and loving. This heartwarming tale is presented entirely in narrative song, using brand-new lyrics set to traditional English folk and carol melodies.
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