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 confirm

 

SATURDAY 27th APRIL

 7.30pm Hay Jazz Cabaret Evening

Tony Jacobs, accompanied on the piano by Jim Barry, presents ‘The Melody Lingers On’ .

A consummate entertainer and formerly lead vocal with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the honey-voiced crooner and his indispensable accompanist, for many years principal keyboardist with the BBC Radio Band, celebrate the music and stories of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and other great songwriters.

Tickets £12.00 on the door or from www.hayjazz.org.

Further information: day.janice@gmail.com or 07748 652194

WEDNESDAY 1st MAY 7.30pm

A MAYDAY RECITAL GIVEN BY: THE CRAYFORD, WELSH, CLEMMOW PIANO TRIO

Hay Music in association with St Mary’s Church, are delighted to welcome these highly distinguished musicians who join forces for this special Mayday concert.

MARCIA CRAYFORD – violin, CAROLINE CLEMMOW – piano MORAY WELSH – cello

Programme:

Haydn:  Trio in G major Hob XV:25 – ‘Gypsy Rondo’
Solos for violin, piano and ‘cello
Piazzolla arr. Bragato:  ‘Spring’ from ‘The Four Seasons’ 
Dvorak:  ‘Dumky’ Trio Op. 90

 Marcia Crayford made her Royal Festival Hall solo debut while still a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School and went on to perform concertos with Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Michael Tippett and Sir Simon Rattle.

Caroline Clemmow has a rich and varied musical background. As a violinist she led the Kent Youth Orchestra and was subsequently awarded a piano scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she won many prizes. She performs concertos and in solo recitals, she derives particular pleasure from chamber music, covering an extremely wide repertoire and has participated in many London concerts, given numerous broadcasts and played in major festivals.

Moray Welsh has had a distinguished career as soloist and chamber music player, following the unique experience of studying for two years at the Moscow Conservatoire with the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. While still a student at York University the quality of his playing was recognised by Benjamin Britten, with whom he played the composer’s Sonata for cello and piano. Britten followed this by arranging an introduction to Rostropovich, which led to an invitation to study in Moscow.  In Britain he has played several times at the Proms, in all the major concert halls and with all the key symphony orchestras. He has toured abroad as a soloist with several British orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, the RPO, and BBC Scottish Symphony, and appeared as a soloist in Scandinavia, Europe, the USSR, the USA, and the Far East.

Tickets £12.00 from Richard Booth’s Bookshop in person,
01497 820322, www.boothbooks.co.uk  or at the door.

SATURDAY 4TH MAY 10.30 AM

A recital on the Bevington Organ by Paul Cook

Couperin (1668-1733) Messe pour les convents – Offertoire sur les grands jeux

Demessieux (1921-1968) Twelve Chorale Preludes on Gregorian Chant Themes

O Fillii – Variations; Attende Domini – Choral Paraphrase; Veni Creator – Tocatta

Dupré (1886-1971) Eight Short Preludes on Gregorian Themes

Virgo de Genitrix – Allegro Vivace; Pange Lingua – Cantabile; Verbum Supernum – Allegro Vivace

Gigout (1844 -1925) Tocatta

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

SATURDAY 4TH MAY 7.00PM

MOON GOOSE LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM: ‘SOURCE CODE’!

Join Moon Goose for an immersively strange night in the glorious space of St Mary’s Church in Hay, occasional home of Nosferatu, sporting the finest acoustics this side of the Grand Canyon.

Expect surprise guests, an understated sense of ceremony and, we hope, a short blast from the mighty Bevington organ.

We’ll have vinyls for sale at the event and your ticket will give you £5.00 off the price of the album.

Please note that it’s an early event, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.

Tickets £5.00 on the door or from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/moon-goose-source-code-release-party-tickets

SATURDAY, 18th MAY 7.30pm

 JAZZ AT ST MARY’S – CHRIS HODGKINS’ INTERNATIONAL QUARTET.

An outstanding Anglo/American quartet led by award winning trumpet player Chris Hodgkins, a man of many talents – musician, bandleader, administrator, author, broadcaster and much more. For this tour he has recruited South Korean pianist from New York, Jinjoo Yoo, ―“one of the most exciting pianists on the scene in New York” plus Wayne Wilkinson a headline guitarist, ―“one of the best, most underrated jazz guitarists in the USA”.

Alison Rayner is featured on bass – winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Award 2018 for Best Ensemble.

The music comprises a mixture of standards and four originals specially written for this tour. These compositions celebrate famous musicians that the band members have played with in the past. Don’t miss the chance to see this special show.

“This live chamber jazz album exhibits a wonderful chemistry between the trio of trumpeter Chris Hodgkins and guitarist Wayne Wilkinson. Captivating.” The Musician

Local performers Janice Day and Martin Litton will be making a guest appearance.

Funded by Night Out, this event is promoted by HAYDLONIANT, a new community-based organisation for Hay-on-Wye.

Tickets £10.00/£8.00 (conc/seniors) from www.haydloniant.org and from Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye.

 

SUNDAY 26TH MAY 10.00PM

Recital by Candlelight

Guitarist Eirian Lewis plays a meditative late-night concert featuring works by Robert Schumann, Agustin Barrios, Graeme Koenhe, John Dowland and Roland Dyens.

Tickets: £10.00. from hayfestival.org; or the Festival Box Office: 01497 822629

MONDAY 27TH MAY 1.00PM

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 1

Hay Festival in association with BBC Radio 3 and St Mary’s Church present a lunchtime recital by Aleksey Semenenko, violin and Inna Firsova, piano.

The recital will feature works by Ravel, Chaminade, Szymanowski and Saint-Saens.

This is the first of four recitals given during the Festival to be recorded at St Mary’s Church by the BBC.

Please arrive in good time.

Tickets: £10.00. from hayfestival.org; or the Festival Box Office: 01497 822629

MONDAY 27TH MAY 7.00PM

Hay Music presents the world premiere of Howard Skempton’s Preludes and Fugues with

William Howard, piano.

Introduced by Clemency Burton-Hill, who will be in conversation with William Howard and Howard Skempton, the performance will include works by Liszt, Mendelssohn and Chopin. Howard will also play a selection of piano love songs that he commissioned for his album ‘Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs’

Tickets: £10.00. from hayfestival.org; or the Festival Box Office: 01497 822629

TUESDAY 28TH MAY 1.00PM      

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 2

Hay Festival in association with BBC Radio 3 and St Mary’s Church present a lunchtime recital by

Louis Schwizgebel, piano.  This second of four lunchtime recitals given during the Festival and recorded at St Mary’s Church by the BBC, features work by Ravel, Debussy and Mussorgsky.

Please arrive in good time.

Tickets: £10.00. from hayfestival.org; or the Festival Box Office: 01497 822629

WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 1.00PM

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 3

Hay Festival in association with BBC Radio 3 and St Mary’s Church present a lunchtime recital by

James Newby, baritone and Joe Middleton, piano.

Debussy, Ravel and Duparc are the composers featured in this, the third lunchtime recital to be broadcast from St Mary’s Church during the Festival.

Please arrive in good time.

Tickets: £10.00. from hayfestival.org; or the Festival Box Office: 01497 822629

THURSDAY 30TH MAY 1.00PM

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 4

Hay Festival in association with BBC Radio 3 and St Mary’s Church present a lunchtime recital by the

Szymanowski Quartet.

The Quartet will play Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major and Karol Symanowski’s String Quartet No 1 in C Major Op. 37.

This is the final recital to be recorded at St Mary’s Church by the BBC during this year’s Hay Festival.

Please arrive in good time.

Tickets: £10.00. from hayfestival.org; or the Festival Box Office: 01497 822629