Tickets for the local Music Festival went on sale late in the summer, and are already beginning to sell. Festival publicity is appearing all over the place, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Festival runs from Thursday 11 October to Saturday 20 October. Music to suit many tastes – Classical, Jazz, and Lighter Music.
Special attractions this year include:
- The 15B Consort, who perform at St Faith’s Church on Saturday 13th October. They will present choral music from the Middle Ages, through Palestrina, to Stravinsky, structured as a mass for Feast of St. Calixtus, a Pope martyred in the 3rd Century.
- The Versatile Duo, who perform as 2 violins, violin and piano, and sometimes as violin and harp. At their concert on Monday 15th October they will be performing violin duets from Bach onwards, as well as giving the premiere of a new piece for violin and piano by Festival Director Alan Taylor
- The Princes in the Tower, Tudor/Medieval Minstrels, appearing at the Carnegie Library on Tuesday 16th. As they say: – “We’re here to make you happy, we’re here to make you jive! We’re here to make you party like it’s 1495!”
Our special project this year is a collaboration between Dulwich Symphony Orchestra and Lambeth Music Centre. They will meet together at The Michael Tippett School in Milkwood Road on Saturday 20th October to rehearse a specially written piece of music by John Holland, winner of a Composer-of-the-Year Award in 2008. They will perform the new piece at a free public concert at 1pm.
Highlights of our evenings of music in pubs include:
- Opal Flutes tribute to Black History Month, including music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. 12th Oct.
- Classical Music dance in a variety of styles, by the Julia White and Amy Sims, on oboe and cello. Oct 19th.
- Little Machine – poetry to music. The story of poetry from Homer to Hiphop. Music to move the feet and words that move the soul. Oct 20th.
Tickets are now on sale at: www.wegottickets.com/searchresults/promoter/10377/promoter.
Tickets will also be available on the door of the concerts, but book early for the most popular ones to avoid disappointment. www. hernehillfestival.org for further info.
We would like to acknowledge the sponsorship of local businesses, which has made the Festival possible – Olley’s Fish Experience, Oliver Burn Estates, Herne Hill School, and Ahearo Consulting.