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The Phoenix Brass Band


Sunday 28 June  3:00pm      Froxfield Memorial Hall


Why not come to the picturesque village of Froxfield and listen to Phoenix Brass Band under the baton of their conductor David Watson. The Band will provide a mixed repertoire of music to suit all tastes as the musicians return for the annual Hungerford Summer Festival in the grounds of the War Memorial Hall. Bring a picnic. We hope see many of our patrons at this concert as well as lots of other family, friends and people who might have never seen the band before! Light refreshments will also be available.

During the interval the Band’s Grand Summer Raffle will be drawn and tickets will be available prior to the Concert.


Catherine



Free - no ticket required
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Alexander Karpeyev


Monday 29 June  8:00 - 10:00pm      The Croft Hall


Due to public demand, we are thrilled to be able to, once again, welcome Alexander Karpeyev to the Hungerford Summer Festival.

Alexander was trained at the Moscow Conservatory before coming to England and continuing his training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2014 he completed a performance practice doctoral degree at The City University. He has performed throughout the UK and Europe and toured in the USA, Canada and Russia as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.

As well as performing Alexander is actively involved in recording projects and is in demand as a speaker, giving masterclasses and lectures on Russian performing practices.

The music this evening will include rarely played works by pianists- composers Alkan and Medtner, together with Chopin and will finish with two ballet arrangements.

Perfect music for a summer’s evening.


£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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Ben Cipolla


Wednesday 1 July  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


Ben Cipolla is a Wiltshire-born singer-songwriter. His singing has been compared to “having liquid chocolate dripped in your ears,” and his distinctive upbeat and percussive guitar style is inspired by the likes of Nick Drake and Jack Johnson.

Over the past five years, he has performed annually at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, which has hugely supported his development as an artist. He has since been really fortunate to have worked with some top jazz musicians, such as Clare Teal, who has given him solo opportunities at the BBC Swing Jazz Prom, and with the CBSO and RLPO. Clare says his songs are “an exhilarating mix of different moods, tones and flavours, beautifully crafted and musically nutritious!” Jazz vocalist Ian Shaw has also described his music as being “simply great” with “fresh words, good stories and ace musicianship.”

In 2020, Cipolla (meaning onion in Italian) will be releasing his next album, Sicilia, which reflects his excitement for discovering his Sicilian roots.


Fiona



£8.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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Rock Choir


Thursday 2 July  7:30 - 9:30pm      The Corn Exchange


Hungerford's very own Rock Choir is, for the third year running, excited to demonstrate their musical talents at the Corn Exchange. This year there will be a bar to quench the thirst of both the audience and the performers!


Free - no ticket required
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Ashworth and Rattenbury


Thursday 2 July  7:30pm      Our Lady of Lourdes


A major current performance project is researching the history of original guitar duets, from the late 17th century to the present day. This concert will go under the title ‘A Shared Resonance: Three Centuries of Original Guitar Duets’.

This concert will feature duets performed on three types of instrument; the Baroque guitar, the Early Romantic guitar and the modern classical guitar.

Played in the beautiful setting of Hungerford’s modern and airy Catholic church with it’s exquisite acoustics, this will be a real treat.

The programme will include works by Corbetta, Carulli, Sor, Mertz, Ferrer amongst others. All the music will be duets composed for two guitars.


£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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Ben Holder Quartet


Friday 3 July  8:00 - 10:00pm      The Croft Hall


We are so excited to welcome Ben back following his performance at the 2019 festival when he wowed the audience with his violin playing as part of the Paravicini Quartet.

"One of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK" (Oxford Jazz Festival) Ben was taught classically from the age of six, where he studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. During his classical studies, Ben began listening to Jazz - classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and of course the great jazz violinists including Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith.

Ben's innate sense of swing rhythm (something which often eludes classical players) stems from those early listening sessions - and his various awards bear testimony to his abilities. A first call jazz violinist for many of the North's top bands and studios.



£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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Planet ABBA


Saturday 4 July  8:00pm      John O'Gaunt School


Mama Mia – Here we go again!

“The Best Abba tribute band I have ever seen!” Derren Brown.

The UK’s leading Abba tribute band come to Hungerford to give you a fabulous evening and all that you wished from the Abba catalogue of hits.


Fiona 250 Tickets



£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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Licensed To Trill - The Opera Dudes


Sunday 5 July  8:00pm      The Croft Hall


Introducing the Opera Dudes, two intrepid singing agents – a former Cambridge Scholar and ex-builder, code-names Posh & Bricks.

This fearless pair chart their journey through a variety of musical styles, always on the lookout for their evil nemesis, Donald Duck. Be prepared as the Dudes take you on a journey through their crazy careers, with wonderful music and an ill-judged attempt to turn the audience into a corps de ballet!

This unique cocktail of funny stories, singalongs and heart-rending music will leave you both shaken and stirred.


Fiona



£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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Klezmer-ish


Monday 6 July  8:00 - 10:00pm      The Croft Hall


Meet Klezmer-ish, four incredibly outward-looking classically trained musicians who met whilst playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. From rip-roaring klezmer and dynamic tango to their self-penned gypsy jazz, Klezmer-ish bring a trademark twist to whatever genre takes their fancy. Drawing inspiration from the music of bygone travellers, Klezmer-ish take their audience on a seamless musical journey, always on the move.

"Music that you want to dance to, then in the middle you go and break our hearts a little bit!"

Jenny Lee Summers, BBC Radio



£10.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee. You can also order your pre-show supper here (£9.00).
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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Toploader in Concert


Saturday 11 July  7:30 - 11:00pm      John O'Gaunt School


A British alternative rock band, hailing from Eastbourne, East Sussex, who formed in 1997, with over two million album sales and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album, Onka's Big Moka, sold over one million units and peaked in the Top 5 of the UK Albums Chart. They are recognised most of all for their cover of King Harvest's US hit "Dancing in the Moonlight", which became a global hit for the band.

With their 20th anniversary tour in full swing, we are delighted that they are performing a one off gig in Hungerford.

Toploader will be supported by Eric Walker, a Hampshire-based award-winning guitarist and vocalist.

Channelling a diverse range of influences into his music (including The Cranberries, Luke Bryan and Feeder), Eric’s songs ranges from Contemporary-Country, such as the award-nominated Canyons & Highways, to Indie styles, in songs like Mistakes.

Eric’s career to date has seen him win the ‘Pride of the South 2019’ music award, perform atop Spinnaker Tower and reach listeners in over 40 different countries.

Food will be available on the night, run by the John O'Gaunt PTA. As at many other Summer Festival events, the Festival team will be running a bar

* Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start
* There is no seating at this event


Fiona 450 Tickets - Standing



£20.00
Tickets available online with no additional booking fee.
Tickets also available from the Box Office and by telephone (01488683667)
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