Events

 

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 confir

SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 10.30am

A recital on the Bevington Organ by Fr Richard Williams.

The programme will include: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BMV 546, JS Bach

‘Rhosymedre’ or ‘Lovely’, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Larghetto in F# Minor, SS Wesley

Free entry.  Coffee and biscuits.  Retiring collection in aid of St Mary’s Church.

 

SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 5.30pm

Haydloniant presents a Cakes and Ale Concert in the Parish Hall, Lion Street, Hay.

A programme of stunning music from Renaissance England and Italy.

Part-songs performed by Hay Madrigals. Solo songs by Lucy Green.

Guest appearances by local musicians Donald Ellman, harpsichord, and Steve Jones, violin.

Free entry with a retiring collection.

 

SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 7.30pm

A CHARITY CONCERT CELEBRATING AND REMEMBERING ELAINE

Featuring a fantastic range of music from Mozart and Mendelssohn to Madrigals,

Folk and Traditional Songs, Musicals, Flanders & Swann and much more!

Performed by very talented local musicians:

The WernFach Singers; Hay Madrigals; Lucy Green; Janice Day; Catherine Hughes; Kate Hardy;

Justin Preece; Ian Charlesworth; Paul Sweeting; Terry and Christina Watson; Gay Funnell;

Darren Elliott and Chrissy Maddy.

 ADMISSION £7.00 Tickets available from Lucinda’s Hairdressers, Michael T – M, and at the door.

 All proceeds to Ovarian Cancer Research and St. Mary’s Music Fund

A licenced bar will be available

 

THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER  7.00pm – 9.00pm 

Mid-Wales Opera Presents:

MRS PEACHUM’S GUIDE to LOVE and MARRIAGE

MWO’s SmallStages team romps onto stage with a radical reworking of John Gay’s 1728 work The Beggar’s Opera. Join Mrs Peachum, her daughter Polly and the Beggar himself in their bawdy, ballsy take on relationships and the relative virtues of virginity.

Horrified to learn of Polly’s illicit marriage to an errant highwayman, Mrs P contrives to get the rascal hanged so Polly can claim the reward. Loyalty and love are put to the test as murder, rage and fury drive this rumbustious tragicomedy towards its conclusion. Will things really be left so unhappily and will Polly remain true to her man and abandon her mother to the lure of London Gin?
MWO are delighted to premiere this new one act opera, adapted by Richard Studer, in a new musical version by Jonathan Lyness, accompanied by MWO’s SmallStages Ensemble of four musicians and starring Northern Irish mezzo Carolyn Dobbin as Mrs Peachum and Welsh soprano Alys Mererid Roberts as her feckless daughter.

Price: £14.00 from the Hay Festival Booking Office or contact: 01497 822629

A licenced bar will be available

 

FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER 8.30pm

METROPOLIS – SCREENING WITH LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT

 Sponsored by Hay Deli

Fr Richard Williams, the extraordinarily gifted organist, composer and Vicar of St Mary’s Church in Hay performs a stunning live accompaniment to Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 film ‘METROPOLIS’ using the outstanding Bevington organ. This early science fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a cultured Utopian society exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. The love interest is provided by a privileged youth who befriends a rebellious teacher putting him at odds with his authoritarian father.

This evening’s showing is is sold out. There will be a second screening on Saturday night, due to popular demand.

Please contact the Hay Festival Box Office to add this event to your wish list so we can notify you in case of further availability. Either log in to your account or contact: 01497 822629.

A licenced bar will be available

 

SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER 8.30pm

METROPOLIS 2 – SECOND SCREENING

 Father Richard Williams, the extraordinarily gifted organist, composer and vicar of St Mary’s Church in Hay, performs a stunning live accompaniment to Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 film Metropolis, playing the outstanding Bevington organ. This early science fiction film presents a highly stylised futuristic city where a cultured Utopian society exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. The love interest is provided by a privileged youth who befriends a rebellious teacher, putting him at odds with his authoritarian father.

Price: £10.00

 Only Friends of Hay Festival may buy tickets prior to public launch. If you are already a Friend please log in to your account or contact: 01497 822629.

A licenced bar will be available

 

SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER 7.15pm

THE HAY 2019 MESSIAH:  FIONA EVANS AND THE HAY FESTIVAL CHORUS

A performance of Handel’s Messiah Part 1 and the Hallelujah Chorus, following two rehearsals. Susie Allan will accompany on the piano and Robert Evans will be the bass soloist. The choir will perform newly arranged solo movements and there will be a humanitarian slant in line with the text’s subject. If you love Handel’s Messiah then this new version will delight and enthral you.

Price: £10.00 from the Hay Festival Booking Office, contact: 01497 822629