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Songs for Silas
St Mary's Church, New Radnor
LD8 2TE 
[Map]

Tickets £10, to include a glass of wine.
Contact 01544 350411 / 350352

22/09/2018
7.30pm

Silas lived in a small, thatched cottage near a pine wood with a sun-steeped garden, riotous with flowers and gooseberry bushes, and a Maiden’s Blush rose over the door. In him the stream of the original Adam, rich and lusty and robust flowed freely, undiluted and unpurified. Drawn from My Uncle Silas by H E Bates, The Village Quire adds the colour of its song to Silas’ character.

Back to the Garden
The Grange, Pinsley Rd, Leominster
HR6 8NL 
[Map]  [Link]  [Programme]

Tickets £7.50
Box office 01568 737980

29/09/2018
7.30pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

Back to the Garden
All Saints' Church, Hereford
HR4 9AA 
[Map]  [Programme]

For HMSSG, in support of Herefordshire’s County Museum Service

Tickets £8.00, children under 14 free
March tickets are still valid for this revised date
Available from
Hereford Museum & Art Gallery
The Black & White House Museum
MRLC
Hereford Library
Rural Concierge in the Buttermarket
Fodder in Church Street.

Information at https://herefordshiremuseumsupport.org.uk
Enquiries call 01873 811 330

06/10/2018
7.30pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

Back to the Garden
The Parish Hall, Aymestrey, Leominster
HR6 9SU 
[Map]  [Programme]

Tickets £ 10
Ken Holland 01568 770367 or Meg Thorpe 01568 780384

13/10/2018
7.30pm

Based on and inspired by the real-life exchange of letters from the WW1 trenches between gardener, William Bevan, and his employer at Kinsham Court, Sir John Stanhope Arkwright

Songs for Silas
Glasbury Methodist Chapel
HR3 5LR 
[Map]

Tbc

27/10/2018
7.30pm

Christmas show 2018
All Saints Church, Cwmbach, Glasbury
HR3 5LR 
[Map]

Tbc

01/12/2018
7.30pm

Christmas show 2018
St Mary’s Church, High Street, Pembridge
HR6 9EA 
[Map]

Details tba

15/12/2018
7.30pm

Disclaimer: To the best of our knowledge and belief the details given above are correct.  Please check details and/or book tickets in advance direct with the event organisers.  The Village Quire takes no responsibility for any aspect of any event not specifically organised by The Village Quire.

The Village Quire sings in four part harmony without instrumental accompaniment and with three singers to a part, like so many of the 18th century quires.  Each of the programmes includes dramatic readings, given by actor Phil Smith, which have become a popular and essential part of the Quire's performances.  As well as being richly entertaining, these readings help to set the music in a social and historical context for those who are unfamiliar with the genre.

The Quire’s core repertoire is West Gallery Music but the performances also include other styles of folk polyphony.  The power and raw energy of this music, coupled with striking harmonies, make it truly compelling, spell-binding listening.  It is, after all, village music – the music of country people – and is born out of the hardships they endured and the emotions that these created.

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