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- 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 accompanied songs, including:
- The Sun Quartet (String Quartet by Josef Haydn, Opus 20 No. 1 in E-flat major)
- songs by Ivor Gurney, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Roger Quilter, sung by Carolyn Hayman, with Leanne Singh-Levitt (piano).
- The Anrowski Quartet (three movements from Heitor Villa Lobos String Quartet No. 1 and a J.C. Bach Flute quartet)
- The Oscacora String Quartet (String Quartet by Anton Rubinstein No. 2 in c minor)
There will be a collection for the charitable project Music for Haiti to benefit École St Vincent's new Music School, teaching music to blind and disabled children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The funds are to support music lessons, instrument repair, and the costs of giving concerts.
St Saviour's Hall
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, who will perform River Flows In You by Yiruma
- 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.
- Pallav Bagchi, piano), who will perform the Moonlight' Sonata (1st movement), by Beethoven.
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
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 Faith's Church
The Konvalia Quartet members are Alina Hiltunen and Agata Kubiak (violins), Raisa Yordanova Zapryanova (viola) and Szymon Pawlas (cello). The quartet’s international backgrounds influence their interpretations of new and canonical chamber repertoire. 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.
J.S. Bach - Air
W.A. Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
A. Dvorak - Movement II ‘Lento’, from the String Quartet no12 in F Major.
M. Ravel - Pavane
Isham Jones - It Had To Be You, arr. by Martin Norgaard
C. Peachey - Solstice
A. Piazzolla - Chant Et Fugue, Libertango, Jeanne Y Paul, La Muerte Del Angel, Oblivion
Richard Rodgers - Blue Moon, arr. by Matt Turner
Luiz Bonfa - A Day In A Life Of A Fool, arr. by Bert Ligon
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.
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Head's Up, and anyone who wants to play.
The regular Monday Jazz Jam features in our programme again this year. The house band, Head's Up, led by Roger Humbles, will entertain you and provide backing to any aspiring jazzers who would like to display their skills or just gain experience. Come and play, or just relax and enjoy a great evening.
The Champion Hillbillies
The Champion Hillbillies won their champion title not simply because they all reside on or about Champion Hill. It's also because they're the champion rowdy hillbilly band in the hills of South London. They have played many venues in them hills, as far east as the Kidbrooke Beer Festival and as far west as Brixton's Windmill and Pop Brixton. In 2017, they left the hills to perform in the woods of the Wilderness Festival. But whether they're invited to play or they just turn up and start busking, the Champion Hillbillies most enjoy playing near beer.website of The Champion Hillbillies
Ben Holland is a prodigious songwriter with more than an album a year for the past five years. 2018's album is planned for this summer. Described as 'London's hardest working busker', Ben's performances solo or with a band are just a captivating as his voice and not to be missed.
'Ben brings a genuine sincerity to his work and gives your restless heart a soft place to rest its weary head.' – Fresh Independence
Prints of Whales
Thirty one taut strings. Eight sound holes. Fiddle, banjo, lap steel, saw, double bass, drums and a national guitar. It can only be the Prints of Whales. Their latest album, Deep Song, was released in May.
A blue whale can eat up to 7,715 pounds of krill (small shrimp-like organisms) every day, and blue whales have the biggest everything on the planet. The smallest whale is the pigmy sperm whale. They are deep divers.
Herne Hill School
With a musical heritage spanning over 15 generations, Mehboob Nadeem will take you on a musical journey that unravels 700 years of Indian culture. Featuring sitar, tabla, singing, and poetry, the concert will explore the DNA of Indian classical music, enabling you to better grasp and enjoy the different elements of this incredible tradition.
Grandson of legendary singers Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Husain Khan (Dilrang), Mehboob Nadeem is acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana, a style of sitar developed to mirror the lyrical quality of the human voice. Mehboob Nadeem is also a passionate educator who gives regular workshops and one-to-one lessons all over the UK.
Endowed with a rich melodious and sonorous voice, Mehboob was initiated in the art of music at a very young age by his father Ustad Yakub Hussain. He then began his sitar training under the guidance of his uncle Shri Rafat Khan. He is now under the guidance of world renowned sitar maestro Pandit Arvind Parikh.
St Saviour's Hall
Bring Back Big Ben! by Amelia Clarkson
Pupils of St Saviour's CofE School will perform this new musical especially composed for the occasion.
Big Ben feels unwanted in our digital world. He decides it's about time he took a long-overdue (and rather unofficial) holiday. But how will London cope when the bells go silent? Join St Saviour’s and London’s iconic clock tower on this fun-filled musical adventure!
SPONSORED BY THE HERNE HILL SOCIETY
St Saviour's School
St Saviour's is delighted to be involved with the Herne Hill Festival this year. We are a one form entry primary school attached to St. Saviour's Church on Herne Hill Road. Music and Drama are strengths of the school. Most of our children learn a musical instrument, and the Christmas show, class assemblies and the Year 6 end-of-year show are highlights in the school year. Our Year 5 Class will be performing Bring Back Big Ben.
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE - YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY TICKETS HERE FOR YOURSELVES OR FAMILY. THE SCHOOL WILL ARRANGE ACCESS TO THE EVENT FOR SCHOOL FAMILIES.
The Half Moon
Performing a heady hot jazz mix of rambunctious rags, swinging blues and gorgeous melodies from the 1920s, Doolally Tap’s infectious energy and outstanding musicianship continue to win them fans wherever they play. Led by ace trombonist David Lalljee and early jazz expert/sousaphone player Tom Briers, their exuberant live performances recreate all the original frolicsome fun and energy of the prohibition era in true New Orleans style. Not to be missed!
The Half Moon
Sixteenfeet Productions present: West End Highlights
After the success of last year’s sellout out cabaret performance, Sixteenfeet Theatre returns to the Half Moon with its West End show. Stars from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, Chicago, and Jesus Christ Superstar and Wicked will provide a sensational evening of musical delights from the West End, Broadway, Swing, Opera and Jazz. This really is a night not to be missed!website of Sixteenfeet Productions present: West End Highlights
The Half Moon
Included in your ticket price are:
A glass of La Tordera Prosecco DOCG on arrival and a specially prepared 3 course set menu from Head Chef Mike Blizzard. Each course will have a meat, a fish, and a vegetarian option, to be pre-ordered 2 weeks before the event. If you or your guests have any allergens that we should be made aware of, please let us know as your nearest convenience and we will do our best to accommodate you. Whilst a dish may not contain a specific allergen, due to the wide range of ingredients used in our kitchen, foods may be at risk of cross contamination by other ingredients.
And of course – an amazing cabaret show.
Bookings via The Half Moon
St Saviour's Hall
Pocket Sinfonia, with Tim Keasley
Come and join Pocket Sinfonia for an interactive concert for families and introduce your child to the joy of classical music. The concert will be centred around Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Join us on a journey to the Land of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Pocket Sinfonia is reinterpreting orchestral masterpieces with the fresh spontaneity and intimacy of a chamber group. Inspired by the transcriptions of Mozart, Beethoven and Weber by J. N. Hummel, Pocket Sinfonia has created and commissioned new arrangements of orchestral works by Grieg, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.
Tim Keasley, animateur and music practitioner, will take part in the show and engage the children in the musical stories.
St Faith's Church
The Cambria Choir
The Cambria Choir are South London’s popular non-auditioning community choir. The choir’s name is from The Cambria in Loughborough Junction, where they rehearse every Monday. They sing three times a year at the Cambria, plus they are regulars at the local Ruskin Park Summer fete. They sing every year in Rottingdean at the Queen Victoria. They are fearlessly directed by Sarah Fisher and Lucy Harrower, who write their own SATB arrangements of a variety of pop, jazz and rock songs.website of The Cambria Choir
Mind and Soul Community Choir
We meet at Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ, led by our professional Music Director. Here, in a friendly environment, service users, carers, friends and families, and members of the local community come together to enjoy singing. Our repertoire is an eclectic mix of rock, pop, soul, and traditional folk songs from around the world. We have performed at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Ruskin Park, Southbank Voice Lab, Thames Reach Employment Agency, Peckham, and in Anxiety Fanfare at the Wigmore Hall and Voices Now at the Roundhouse.
London Humanist Choir
The London Humanist Choir are a non-religious mixed-ability choir, and there are no auditions for new members. You don’t even have to be able to read music. We sing to celebrate the joy (and occasional pain) of living. We learn a lot from each other, and when we get it right, we make quite a nice noise. We certainly have fun trying. The choir has performed in London and round the UK at humanist events, stand-up comedy gigs, private parties, our own concerts, the Edinburgh Free Fringe and on the street. We have even made some recordings and a video, and performed at weddings and memorial services.website of London Humanist Choir
Clapham Community Choir
Clapham Community choir is a friendly and enthusiastic group of diverse voices, open to anyone who wants to sing in a community choir. The choir is led by choir director Adam Saunders and sings a wide range of music in a variety of genres – classical, contemporary, folk, and more. Recent highlights have included a concert along with three local primary schools to launch a book about childhood experiences in Clapham in WWII, and a performance in the Clapham Common Summer Bandstand Concerts series.website of Clapham Community Choir
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This evening's show
Doors open 7pm
7.15 Free warm up - The Great Harry Hillman
Then - tickets needed from 8pm for:
1. Kieran Mahon
2. Sean O'Hagan, Marcus Holdaway, and Liam McNeive perform: The Peacock Hunter
3. Sean and Marcus playing songs by The High Llamas
The Great Harry Hillman
- a post-jazz collective that combines electro rock, jazz and improv. Quiet but powerful, four thoughtful musicians who are more than capable of rocking out when they feel like it. “From fragile melodies, twisted grooves, to massive band climaxes, they deliver flawless and exciting music.“ Jim Blackwebsite of The Great Harry Hillman
Kieran makes drones and what could broadly be described as minimal electronic music. He is influenced by the usual suspects and some others. His music is always a work in progress. If you like what you hear at this event, go to kieranmahon.bandcamp.com and grab it. It really needs to be listened for more than a brief moment on your laptop. Download it and get your headphones on - train journeys are especially recommended as a place to listen. Also staring at the sea or the stars.
Sean O'Hagan - The Peacock Hunter
Sean O’Hagan has spent 30 years in music as a performer and writer, first as the co-founder of Microdisney in the 1980s, then as the founder of the still current High Llamas as well as being a part time member of Stereolab. Sean has made a living as an arranger, in film, art and event writing. In 2014 Sean wrote a staged musical narrative called Here Come The Rattling Trees set in Peckham, his home for 30 years. Here Come The Rattling Trees is now the High Llamas's 10th studio LP. In 2017 Sean was commissioned by Hull City of Culture 2017 to write We Start Counting, a tribute to Basil Kirchin.
The Peacock Hunter, the show which will be performed this evening, takes you on an impressionistic trip from a Coventry production line to the last days of a collapsing Middle Eastern dynasty, using original music and text and archive images. Music written and performed by Sean O'Hagan, Marcus Holdaway, and Dominic Murcott, with text written and delivered by Liam McNeive. Liam McNeive has originated or collaborated in various musical and filmic creations, including a BBC-produced virtual reality work.
Sean and Marcus will follow The Peacock Hunter by playing a set of High Llamas Songs.
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Organised by local parents and designed to encourage kids performance beyond the living room, this popular Junior Open Mic is putting on a special curated show featuring singers, drummers, guitarists, pianists, ukulists, beatboxers, trumpeteers and more...!
To pre-register young performers or for further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Clarinet Consort
An afternoon of classical music and stories for all the family about creepy things in dark places, featuring:
In the Hall of the Mountain King, by Edvard Grieg
Fingal’s Cave, by Felix Mendelssohn
Danse Macabre, by Charles-Camille Saint-Saens
- and original pieces for clarinets.
Narrated by Chris Bailey.
St Faith's Church
The Southwark Sinfonietta
We welcome back The Southwark Sinfonietta after their great concert in 2016. This year they present an all-Mozart concert:
Overture – Mitridate
Piano Concerto Nr 26 the “Coronation” – soloist Nadia Lasserson
Symphony Nr 41 the “Jupiter”
The Southwark Sinfonietta is an ensemble of local musicians who come together to explore orchestral music of the Classical Period 1750-1830, performing masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The players apply their chamber music skills to this rich and varied early orchestral repertoire to make an attractive programme for their audience.