Gigs & Concerts

Up coming gigs and concerts from all over Oxfordshire.

Never Such Innocence Again - A Black Fox Production - Wesley Memorial Church - November 10th at 7:30pm

A chronicle of the progress of the Great War as told in song, poetry, dance and narration by the Black Fox, a community group from Wheatley, and the Oxford Morris Men. The presentation emphasises the ties between the rural community of Wheatley and the city of Oxford.  We are privileged to be able to perform this production in the magnificient space of the Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford.

Included in the performance are excerpts of interviews made in 1983 of villagers who were at the primary school in 1916. The cast includes descendants of these villagers.  This is offset by the poetry of Siegried Sassoon who was hospitalised in New College, Edward Thomas and Philip Larkin.  These poems have been set to music.  Other songs are a mixture of original pieces from Mick Jones's many community plays and other familiar ones.

The links to Wheatley are demonstrated by a song originally performed in Wheatley in 1984 in the first production of The Soldiers Have Taken Our Horses Away. This song is now performed by singers who were then at Wheatley Primary School.  One family in this production is represented by three generations.

The links to Oxford are shown through the Morris dancing representing Cecil Sharpe's demonstration side as they would have danced in 1914. Of this side of seven dancers five lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme, including the composer George Butterworth.  His arrangement of The Banks of Green Willow is included in the performance.  As the band shifts from music as originally scored for classical instruments to modern electric instruments so the morris dancers morph from representing an all male side of 1914 to a modern mixed side.

No admission charge, donations welcome.  All profits to Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care.

 

Northern Flyway

Northern Flyway

Friday 21 Sep 2018

7:30pm

£14.50, Concs £12.40

Spindrift Productions presents Northern Flyway.

A musical journey exploring the connection between people and birds. Northern Flyway delves into the ecology, folklore and symbolism of birds and birdsong, offering an intense and visceral audio-visual experience, set against a lush evocative skyscape of bird images.

Inge Thomson and Jenny Sturgeon are joined by singer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow) and phenomenal vocal sculptor Jason Singh.

Together they draw on the extensive field recordings of musician, composer and birdsong expert Magnus Robb, creating a multi dimensional and magically immersive performance, combining vocal and instrumental composition with sonic experimentation into the nature and rhythms of birdsong.

Resonating throughout the piece are themes of migration, both human and avian, the cyclical nature of the seasons and humanity’s relationship with nature.

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10 Years of Hope and Social Tour

10 Years of Hope and Social Tour

Saturday 6 Oct 2018 8:00pm


Strada Music presents Hope & Social.

Hope & Social are more than a band. They are a band anyone can join; a band who can turn their studio into a bistro for 70 fans; a band who involve people in what they do.

From teaching brass instruments in their Streetband Named Desire project, to collaborating with other artists in their Crypt Covers Album. 10 years has seen - in addition to the many projects - a wealth of recorded music. Five studio albums, two E.P's, an acoustic album (Crypt Covers), a Christmas song, music a for a theatre piece, and a collaboration with New York Brass Band.

Come and see the Boys in Blue this September when they celebrate a 10 Year retrospective tour, revisiting a number of songs from their extensive back catalogue.

Hope & Social are renowned for making every gig an event; a band who throw themselves wholeheartedly into every performance and perfectly bridge the gap between the stage and the audience.

Anthemic songs, infectious melodies and a formidable live experience.

Prices: £16, conc £14, members £12.80.

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Gigs & Concerts

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