2019 EVENTS

2019 EVENTS

Regular Coffee Concerts 11:30am on every last Friday of the month

"A lovely relaxed time, beautiful music, from talented musicians, a perfect way to begin the weekend!" - visitor

Friendly, creative concerts. Refreshments from 11.10am

Donations welcome in aid of St. Swithun's Church and the Leprosy Mission.

 

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S u m m e r   F e s t i v a l

 3rd - 14th July

Music events, Choirs, Tower Trips, Historic Church Exhibition,

Flowers, Refreshments and more... including...........................

 

 


St. Swithun's Singers Summer Concert

Some popular songs from shows such as Chess, Kiss Me Kate, Show Boat, Young Copperfield....plus some bright summery readings, instrumental items and a charming and entertaining musical from Kenneth Grahame's wonderful book 'The Wind in the Willows'

St. Swithun's Singers have performed Summer and Christmas concerts at the church for many years and are delighted to be opening the Summer Festival by sharing their music with old friends and new.

Wednesday 3rd July 7.30pm

Adults £5 at the door. Under 16's free

 

Sing-A-Long Stage and Screen

Saturday 6th July 7.30pm

An evening of informal community singing. Sing along to your favourite songs from the movies and musicals. Whether it is Disney or Bernstein, something from Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Time Rice, or Rodgers and Hammerstein, with everyone joining in it is set to be a wonderful evening of music.

Adults £3 at the door. Under 16's free

 

Songs of Praise - Sunday 7th July 6pm - An evening of favourite hymns and the stories behind why they were written - often deeply moving and always inspirational - combined with a lot of laughter and fellowship along the way. An opportunity to join in and sing, or just to listen. There will also be some solo and choir peices.

We are delighted that Pam Rhodes will be leading the evening. Pam is a television and radio presenter, and is particularly known for presenting the BBC'S popular Songs of Praise. Pam is also an inspiring author and she will be talking about some of her books which will be available to buy, including the most recently released 'Arthur's Garden.'  FREE entry - retiring offering

 

Local Singers, Songwriters and Choirs

With our very own Sandy Community Choir (SCC) supported by some guest acts including local singer songwriter Grace Jukes. Each will be bringing a mixture of modern classics and up to date songs.

Wednesday 10th July 7.30pm

Adults £3 at the door.  Under 16's free

 

 

 

Open Church Saturday

10am-6pm on 13th July - FREE entry - Donations welcomed

Refreshments and cream teas available all day.

The first public display in one hundred and ten years of a most beautiful book given and signed by the residents of Sandy to the Rector John Richardson in 1908 in gratitude of his fifty years of faithful ministry. Do you recognise the names of the local families?

Publication launch of a new book celebrating the stained glass windows of St. Swithun's Church. Perhaps a great gift for friends?

Trips up the Church Tower - with great views of Sandy from the top.  

Beautiful floral displays

 

 

"A Midsummer Night's Music"

The Element String Quartet

The Element String Quartet are no strangers to St. Swtihun's having played here many times. This evening they will be performing Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E flat together with famous pieces by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Loewe and Lloyd Webber as well as well loved Nocturnes by Chopin, Borodin and Mendelssohn.

Saturday 13th July 7.30pm

Adults £10  Concessions: £6 at the door
 

 

Bedford Sinfonia Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Sunday 14th July 3pm

J. S Bach: Suite No 3 in D, Monteverdi's Beatus Vir, Bach Suite No 2 in B minor for flute and strings, Vivaldi's Magnificat RV 614 

Adults £5 Under 16's £3 at the door

 

Full Summer Festival Programme details here

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CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2019

- Information HERE