This calendar of events at St Mary’s Church will be frequently updated to include ticketing and pricing details that are not immediately available, but will be posted as artists and musicians confirm.

All jazz event details are also available from /hay-jazz 



Saturday 23rd June

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Enrico Tomasso accompanied by Martin Litton.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Enrico Tomasso, trumpet is the four-time winner of the best trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards and was mentored in his youth by Louis Armstrong. Enrico is considered one of the top trumpeters on the jazz scene. A popular figure at many of the European jazz festivals and clubs, he has exciting presence and a lively personality on stage.

Friday 29th June

8.00pm Desert Island Picks with Raymond Allen: The Globe, Newport Street, Hay-on-Wye

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Raymond Allen is a British television writer and playwright best known for creating the 1970s BBC sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. A live theatre version of Some Mothers is currently touring the UK with Joe Pasquale in the role of Frank Spencer.

FREE ENTRY at the Globe. Raymond Allen will be appearing as the featured guest to choose his discs.


Saturday 30th June

7.30pm An Evening with Raymond Allen: Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye

Sponsored by the Globe, Ray will be raising funds for St Mary’s by talking about his early career. Apart from being sole writer on 26 episodes of Some Mothers, he also wrote for the comedians Dave Allen, Little & Large and Frankie Howerd and has amusing anecdotes to tell about the glory days of British sitcom. Much in demand as an after-dinner raconteur, the story of his life is both funny and inspirational to the struggling creative.

Tickets £10 available from the Globe Bar and on the door at St Mary’s. All proceeds are going to the Church so please support this event. There will be a bar.


Saturday 7th July

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.


7.00pm. Leamington Sinfonia: Summer Serenade

A concert by the Leamington Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Payne at St Mary’s Church, Hay-on-Wye.

Programme:  Strauss: Serenade for 13 Winds in Eb major Op.7

Elgar Serenade for Strings in E Minor Op.20

Choral items to be decided

Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major: The London.

Tickets £10 on the door.  Proceeds to the National Churches Trust.

Saturday 21st July

7.30pm. Jazz Evening: Janice Day and Martin Litton. Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

With all new material from last year’s ‘1929’ concert, the internationally-renowned jazz pianist and vintage repertory vocaliste skip forward ten years and perform classic songs from 1939, including Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, along with piano pieces from the period, in a faithful reproduction of the popular songs of the dance band era.


Saturday 4th August

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee.  Free entry, retiring collection.

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham accompanied by Martin Litton.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham: guitar, vocals, banjo, ukulele. His vast experience of working with the best in British, European, American and Australian musicians in a relatively small number of years has made him one of the most technically brilliant musicians on the British jazz circuit. He has featured with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven, Monty Sunshine, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber’s Band, and Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, to name but a few.

Sunday 12th August

3.00pm. Hay Music event. Piano recital by Clare Hammond. (To be confirmed).

Saturday 1st September

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 9th September

Hay Music event. Fidelio Piano Trio.

Saturday 15th September

7.30pm Jazz Evening: Keith Nichols.  Entry £12.00 on the door or available through Eventbrite.

Keith Nichols, multi-instrumentalist. BBC Jazz Heritage Award-winning Keith Nichols is the UK’s premier vintage pianist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of early jazz. His current concert projects include tributes to Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, plus an ambitious chronological show, ‘Jazz Classics Revisited’, which he illustrates with great aplomb, playing not only the piano in the classic ‘stride’ style but also other instruments which he accomplishes with consummate ease.

Saturday 6th October

10.30am. Organ recital and coffee. Free entry, retiring collection.

Sunday 7th October

3.00pm. Russian choir: Volksrenjie Choir of St Petersburg.

An afternoon concert by this outstanding, internationally renowned, Russian choir.

Tea and cakes will be available.

Tickets £12.00.  Students £6.00. Available from Richard Booth’s Bookshop.

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