South Bank Singers Concert
Friday 8 December 2017
St Columba's Church, Priory Street, York YO1 6EX
The concert – which includes settings and arrangements by John Joubert, Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen and Geoffrey Shaw, some slightly less familiar Christmas music, will begin at 7.30pm. We hope this will make a pleasant end to your working week, as well as being early enough to bring your children should you wish.
As usual, there will be no charge for admission and a retiring collection will be made for charity.
Begins 19.30 - approx. 2 hours
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Sunday 10 December 2017
Frazer Theatre Knaresborough
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.
The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few – all recreated in this stunning show. The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.
Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!
Tickets £15 / Box Office 01423 866658
Real Time at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 14 December 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Our pre-Xmas special brings back some of our favourite musicians from the Scottish Borders. Real Time comprise singer-guitarist Kenny Speirs and keyboardist Tom Roseburgh (both ex John Wright Band) with Carly Blain on fiddle and Eilidh Grant on vocals. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the border, alongside choice contemporary material and a growing number of impressive originals.
Thursday 14 December 2017
Cross Keys, 32 Tadcaster Road, York, Yo24 1ur
Traditional Jazz every Thursday afternoon, 1.00pm – 3.30pm. Cross Keys pub, 32 Tadcaster Road. York YO24 1LQ, Tel: 01904 700854. Free admission.
This week on Thursday 14 Dec the Cross Keys welcomes Ron Burnet and his famous Mardi Gras Jazz Band. In recent years, Ron Burnett’s Mardi Gras Band have played a 12- night trip on the QE2 on a trip to the Norwegian fiords, played a corporate entertainment at the British Museum and an exclusive London nightclub haunt frequented by Prince William and Prince Harry.
This is a highly entertaining band; not to be missed!
The pub has an interesting selection of real ales, an optional ‘jazz menu’ and is dog and child friendly!
STADIUM - Big Songs, Big Sound
Saturday 16 December 2017
The Old White Swan, York YO1 7LF
Join us for another scintillating city centre gig - STADIUM will be rockin' classic tunes and anthems, including your favourite 80's foot-stompers from the likes of Queen, Toto, Whitesnake, Journey, Alice Cooper and lots more...get ready to turn that dial to 11!!
Merrily On High
Saturday 16 December 2017
Stamford Bridge Village Hall
The Stamford Bridge Singers will perform a light-hearted Christmas concert entitled ‘Merrily on High’ at Stamford Bridge Village Hall on Saturday 16th December starting at 7.30 pm. Once again Stuart Nettleship will be waving the baton and Geoffrey Coffin will accompany the Singers. Tickets, to include wine and mince pies, will cost £12 for adults, £10 (concessions) and £5 for children. Tickets available from Liz at ‘Take a Leaf’ florist in Stamford Bridge or tel: 01759 373887 or email: email@example.com The evening will include a raffle and proceeds will go to our chosen charity, St Catherine’s Hospice.
Music Night's Christmas Cocktail
Sunday 17 December 2017
The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Road, YORK YO31
A relaxed evening of music and song to get you into the festive spirit featuring soloists from the York Musical Theatre Scene.
Musical Bingo @ The Botanist
Tuesday 2 January 2018
The Botanist, York, YO1 8ZW
Bingo With A Twist... From January 2018 - First Tuesday of Every Month At 8pm
Join us for a night of bingo, but not as you know it! This is The Botanist Bingo, where live music rounds replace the traditional numbers.
With three games and plenty more prizes!
Guaranteed to be a great night...
York Guildhall Orchestra - Shostakovich, Tchaikovs
Saturday 19 May 2018
York Barbican Centre
It will be a privilege to welcome this young man to play the Tchaikovsky concerto with us - he is a fabulous player and we are delighted to have secured his appearance and introduce him to a York audience. The Tchaikovsky is a well-known stalwart of the violin concerto repertoire, but be assured, Jack will bring his own fresh interpretation. The Shostakovich is a favourite of the orchestra - great fun to play with splendid tunes. To finish the concert, we will perform Berlioz's semi-autobiographical programme work, the Symphonie Fantastique - which explores the tribulations of a young musician hopelessly in love.
The full programme is:
Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto No.1
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique