Off The Cuff
- featuring Roger Beaujolais
Hammond specialist Gary Baldwin first came to prominence with the Tommy Chase Band, since then he has performed with Georgie Fame, Ian Shaw, Jim Mullen, and Alan Barnes, among others, and been the featured soloist with The Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra. Gary is also a member of the Ronnie Scott All Stars. More recently he was the house organist for the Royal Albert Hall Blues Festival playing with Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, Van Morrison and Mick Hucknell.
Special guest Roger Beaujolais first came to public attention with jump jive supremos The Chevalier Brothers. He was then a prominent artist for Acid Jazz Records under the names of The Beaujolais Band & Vibraphonic before moving on to more acoustic jazz. The quartet is completed by Simon Fernsby on guitar & Pete Cater on drums.
The Half Moon
Bastard Assignments are Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Josh Spear and Caitlin Rowley, a collective of composer-performers who curate events mainly in south London and across the UK and Europe. Since 2016 they have developed a shared creative practice, making work collaboratively as composers and performers.
As well as multiple broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Bastard Assignments has performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, in Copenhagen and Århus, at the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and headlined Nonclassical’s club night. They have been featured in the Guardian, Telegraph and The Wire magazine, and been reviewed in The Spectator and the Evening Standard.
Herne Hill United Church
Music for Haiti
Featuring: flute and string quartets, and a set of accompanied songs, including:
- The Oscacora String Quartet (Quartet No. 2 by Rubinstein)
- The Sun Quartet (string quartets by Haydn)
- The Anrowski Quartet (pieces by Villa Lobos and J.C. Bach)
- songs by Vaughan Williams and Quilter, sung by Carolyn Hayman, with Leanne Singh-Levitt (piano).
There will be a collection for the charitable project Music for Haiti to benefit École St Vincent, a school for blind and disabled children in Port-au-Prince and the new St Vincent Conservatoire which opened in July. The funds are for music lessons, instrument repair, and to cover the costs of giving concerts.
St Saviour's Hall
St Jude's Steel Pan Band
St Jude’s Steel Pan band has been performing for over a decade at school and community events. Led by our amazing teacher, Anthony Campbell, all our children receive steel pan lessons and have the opportunity to sign up to be part of the band. The band has performed at Easter and Christmas services, end of year performances, summer fairs and music festivals and is a source of pride for our school.website of St Jude's Steel Pan Band
St Saviour's Music Ensemble
St Saviours music ensemble was formed two years ago to give the opportunity of group music making at a primary school level. The children involved range from Year 3 to Year 6 and they are all different levels. The ensemble has previously taken part in the Herne Hill Music Festival and the Windrush Festival 2018. As well, the ensemble plays regularly at school events such as the annual carol service and the school music evenings.website of St Saviour's Music Ensemble
Judith Kerr Primary School Choir
Judith Kerr Primary School offers a bilingual education in English and German languages. The JKPS Choir was established 3 years ago and the children enjoy singing in both languages. The choir performs regularly at school events and concerts. For the past two years, JKPS Choir has performed at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Music for Youth Regional Festival.website of Judith Kerr Primary School Choir
We hope to have several young soloists to entertain you. Those lined up so far are:
- Tabitha McGovern, cello, who will perform 3 French folk songs.
- Eleanor Chan, piano.
- Wiktoria Cwik, piano, who will perform the Allegro in G minor by Handel
- Julia Jasiewicz, piano, who will perform 'Just for Starters' by Mike Mower
St Faith's Church
The Konvalia Quartet members are Alina Hiltunen and Agata Kubiak (violins), Raisa Yordanova Zapryanova (viola) and Andrea Derdak (cello). The quartet’s international background (Finland, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary) influences their interpretations of new and canonical chamber repertoire. The quartet has performed at some of the London's popular venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Houses of Parliament, and the Ealing Jazz Festival.
The Quartet specialises in post romantic and contemporary music and has performed world premieres of pieces by Simon Rigby, Martin Jones, Bartosz Szafranski, Martin Glover. The group took part in the Classical Music Hyper Production research project at Kings Place in 2015, and played in the Shostakovich-in-Motion project in 2016.
Programme to follow
Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. Founded by the radical economist and philosopher Fritz Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, the charity knows that the simplest ideas can have a life-changing effect. It works closely with some of the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.website of Practical Action
The Prince Regent
Errol Linton Band
Three times winner of the Best Harmonica Player of the Year at the British Blues Awards, Errol Linton is a harmonica wizard from Brixton (of Jamaican descent), a singer, a songwriter, a painter and the hero of the London Underground, where he played his unique and highly original blend of blues with hints of reggae for 20 years!
Following the release of his critically acclaimed 3rd album, Mama Said in 2011, his songs can now be heard on national and regional BBC radio and Jazz FM. Brixton born and bred, Errol funded the production costs for his latest album from busking for over 15 years and blends Chicago style blues with his Jamaican and London roots. But he’s playing much bigger gigs now and has supported Dr John and Screaming Jay Hawkins.
Simon Stanley Ward
Country singer and songwriter Simon Stanley Ward’s performance combines self deprecation, sincerity and above all fun to give an emotive, energetic performance which can pull at your heart strings yet leave you upbeat and tapping your foot all the way home! He has taken his solo show to the US where he played in Nashville, and to Northern Spain with his final show being held at the prestigious Teatro Zorilla in Valladolid.
Simon has performed at festivals including Bestival, The Camden Crawl, The London Singer Songwriter Festival in Spitalfield Market. Simon hosted London’s Lantern Society at the Betsey Trotwood for nearly 2 years as well as collaborating with comedians such as John Hegley, Kevin Eldon and Richard Herring for one off events of music, poetry and comedy. Simon released his first full solo album in 2015 and continues to gig relentlessly across London and the UK with shows planned for elsewhere in Europe later in the year.
Performance space, Brockwell Hall
Beckenham Concert Band
The Beckenham Concert Band is a friendly community band and plays for the enjoyment of its members, to continuously improve and raise money for good causes. The band is at home playing on a bandstand on the south coast, giving formal concerts or performing at historic locations such as Dover Castle. We perform across London and the South East and have enjoyed recent music tours to France in 2010 and Germany in 2014. The band’s repertoire ranges from traditional marches, popular show selections to light classics and contemporary pieces for concert band.
The Beckenham Concert Band has also been invited to perform at national charitable events for organizations such as The Children's Society, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and English Heritage. In November 2009 the band joined with 200 other performers in a Remembrance Day Concert organised by the Veteran’s Association of America in London’s Westminster Central Hall.
Chebetojazz is a jazz quartet led by dynamic saxophonist José “Chebeto” Requena, and featuring Nick McCarthy on guitar, Michael Giaquinto on bass, and Steve Butcher on drums and percussion.
Based in South London, their music is a mixture of standards and original compositions, influenced by the sounds and rhythms of Chebeto’s native Venezuela.
St Paul's Church
The choir of St Paul’s Herne Hill
Choral Evensong is a distinctive form of Evening Prayer used by the Church of England. It was developed by Thomas Cranmer from the medieval Latin offices of Vespers and Compline and has remained largely unchanged since 1549. Evensong is based on parts of the Bible and it is traditionally sung mostly by a choir, with the congregation invited to participate in some spoken parts and sing the hymns.
EVERYONE is very welcome to come and enjoy this service in the beautiful St Paul’s Church, whatever your own sense of faith or none. There will be refreshments afterwards.
Programme for October
Fri. 5th: Jazz, and Alt-classical night
Sat. 6th: Charity Coffee Morning music, Youth Talent, String Quartet concert, and Jazz/Reggae event
Sun. 7th: Family concert in Brockwell Hall, a band outside the Hall, Jazz in the Greenhouses, then Evensong at St Paul's
Mon. 8th: Jazz Jam
Tues. 9th: Folk at Canopy Beer
Weds. 10th: Indian Classical Music
Thurs. 11th: Jazz @ Half Moon
Fri. 12th: Junior School Musical, and Cabaret at the Half Moon
Sat. 13th: Chamber Tots, Herne Hill Sings On, and Sean O'Hagan in a new show
Sun. 14th: Junior Open Mic, Clarinets in a Cave, and Southwark Sinfonietta