Apollo5 at Deverills Performing Arts
Summary: Award winning vocal ensemble to perform a range of music
DEVERILLS Performing Arts has brought together an inspiring programme of high quality music artists for its 2017 programme. With events hosted in the Deverill villages, within the Cranborne Chase AONB, and benefitting from a grant from the Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs AONB Sustainable Development Fund, there are four more fixtures set to run up to the middle of November.
Apollo5 – 29 April, 7.30pm, Longbridge Deverill Church
Capella quintet Apollo5, an international award winning vocal ensemble, will perform a range of music, from retro jazz and pop to classical, on 29 April in Longbridge Deverill Church. Their evening concert programme will include such favourites as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Summertime, Sfogava con le Stelle, Oh You Wide Steppe, Le Duo des Fleurs and Java Jive. Tickets cost £15 or £7.50 for under 7s.
The group will also be running a workshop for young people (10-13) in the afternoon, 1pm to 2.30pm, involving fun warmups, games, layer-building of rhythms and melodies from around the world, and learning some songs to perform with the group in a mini performance at 2.10pm.
Also at Deverills Performing Arts 2017...
Mark Nevin & band – 24 June, 7.30pm, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill
Acoustic Magazine recently wrote of guitarist/songwriter Mark Nevin: “He’s definitely still here, writing and singing better than ever…” Mark, who formed Fairground Attraction in the late 1980s, is now touring with former Fairground band-mates Roger Beaujolais, Simon Edwards and Richard Marcangelo. Following the release of his new album, My Unfashionable Opinion, Mojo Magazine, wrote: “Nevin can’t stop writing, delivering songs of hope, joy, ironic insight and spectacular humanity.” Tickets for this event cost £12.
Jason Rebello – 16 September, 7.30pm, Kingston Deverill Church
Jazz pianist Jason Rebello was classically trained, but inspired by Herbie Hancock. He has worked with artists such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Joss Stone. At this event, Jason will be playing tracks from Held and some of his previous work. Jazz FM said of him: “Jason is probably the most gifted and fluent pianist to have emerged in Britain since Django Bates.” Tickets cost £12.
Guy Johnston (cello) & Tom Poster (piano) – 18 November, 7.30pm, Kingston Deverill Church
Guy Johnston and Tom Poster perform together frequently and they will be making stunning music in Kingston Deverill Church in this final fixture of the Deverills Performing Arts series of five events. Guy, the BBC Young Musician of 2000 and recipient of a Classical Brit Award, is one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation, while Tom is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry.
For all concerts there will be refreshments available for purchase, plus ample parking.
Early booking for all events is recommended. More information is available at www.deverillsfestival.com.