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Summer events – with added dulcimers

With Easter past and Guildford not yet in our minds, it must be time for a concert. We’ve called this one Midsummer Magic; the Magic in question is the magic of showbusiness. Graham has picked several pieces with cinematic associations, including a rarely-heard arrangement by Nozomu Abe.

Not all the magic will come from the handbells – we will be sharing the concert with Nonsuch Dulcimers. The two types of dulcimer should make a fascinating contrast. So come along and be swept up in the Midsummer Magic!

St Mary’s Church, Church Gate, Thatcham. Saturday 18th June at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 (concessions £5, accompanied children free): email dianne@barfield.org.uk .

Our small team are also playing in the “That’s Entertainment” day at Ashford Hill on the 25th of June. They’re performing at 2.30, and also running a workshop session at 3.15 when visitors can try the bells and find out more about the music. It should be a relaxed, informal chance to try handbell ringing. (If you try it and like it, you might like to join our new beginners’ team!)

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Posted by on 3 June, 2016 in Engagements

 

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Thatcham Festival 2015

We’re pleased to be part of the Thatcham Festival again. Barfield have been involved with the Festival for some years now – indeed, some of us can remember when it was just an Arts Festival!

This year in addition to our informal workshop session a small team of us are playing in the Festival Finale. We’ll be joining musical acts and the prize-winning poetry from the competition. Come along and see Thatcham’s talent!

Full team workshop session: Monday 19th October, 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Church meeting room. No tickets needed, just drop in.

Festival Finale (small team): Friday 23rd October, 7.30pm, at St Mary’s Church. Free tickets from Picture It, 17 High Street, Thatcham.

 
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Posted by on 19 September, 2015 in Engagements

 

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Our next concert: 26th September 2015

Our Golden Anniversary concert will be on the 26th of September 2015, 3.00pm at St Mary’s Church, Thatcham.

This will be Bill’s last major concert as Musical Director. Half the music is significant pieces from Barfield’s history, and half is simply some of Bill’s favourite pieces.

Refreshments will be provided at the interval, and we’ll be happy for people to try the bells. Try your strength with the 32G, see the bells from our point of view, or find out how we play two bells in one hand!

Tickets cost £6 or £5 concession. Accompanied children are free. Tickets are available from Picture It, 17 High Street, Thatcham, or from Dianne Rogers our Secretary (email dianne@barfield.org.uk).

 
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Posted by on 19 September, 2015 in Engagements

 

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