menu

REYTA Finalist Just Beverley shortlisted nominee o2 community publication award 2017
Claire martin

Step gently into Sunday with Light Classical Music and the Best of Jazz

The Stage4Beverley festival taking place at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley certainly knows how to swing the moods over its five days of music.On its final day it will be gently easing its audience into the day with a concert of Light Classical Music before winding up the tempo with one of Jazz’s finest female singers, Claire Martin and finishing the weekend off with a blast of gypsy folk’n’roll with Holy Moly and the Crackers.

After their debut performance at the festival last year, the festival received numerous requests to bring back the classical outfit, The Westwood Quartet, which comprises violins, viola, and cello. The four local string players work extensively as freelance musicians across the country, in addition to working as peripatetic teachers, each with a passion for nurturing talent in young string players, and performing both chamber and orchestral music. For the concert they will be playing a selection of light classics.  

The special guests that will be performing with the quartet will be The Albemarle Clarinet Quintet whose members are all students in Hull schools and colleges and whom rehearse at the Albemarle Music Centre in Hull. They have appeared at local music festivals and were winners at the Hull Music Festival. They have performed throughout the region and played as "Local Heroes" in a Year of Culture series of concerts in St Mary’s Lowgate, Hull, as well as performing in the National Finals of Music for Youth in Birmingham.

The programme will include music by a selection of well known composers such as: Mozart, Pachelbel, Dvorak, Handel, Bach, Elgar, Strauss, Joplin, Purcell, Britten, Holst and Maxwell Davies and will be the perfect way to start off a winter’s Sunday.

As the day progresses the fact warms up with Jazz, which has always been popular at the East Riding Theatre.  The festival is delighted to carry on that tradition with one of the world’s leading female jazz singers, Claire Martin.  "She ranks amongst the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet"  Jazz Times USA

As a renowned vocalist and BBC Radio 3 presenter, she has spent the last 27 years honing the craft of jazz singing, and to worldwide critical acclaim she has established herself as a tour de force on the world jazz scene.
Apart from working with her own trio, she has collaborated with many musical luminaries including Martin Taylor, John Martyn,  Stephane Grappelli, Mark Nightingale,  Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, and  Jim Mullen.

As a driving force behind the UK jazz scene she has won an array of accolades, including a British Jazz Award no less than six times. Her massive contribution to music was noted in 2011 when she was the proud recipient of an OBE.   Claire is also a presenter on BBC Radio 3's ‘Jazz Line Up’ . She is “A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues …  she wins plaudits everywhere she works”  The Guardian.  Claire will be performing at the festival in concert on the Sunday afternoon, along with her trio bringing some warm vocals to brighten up a winter’s afternoon.

Acting as the support for the concert will be Tom Whalley, a young musician from Grimsby. He is a member of various youth and jazz orchestras and has won several awards.

It promises to be an unforgettable concert and should not be missed whether a jazz officiando or just a lover of the best in music.  

Other Artists booked over the festival – Ian McMillan & Luke-Carver-Goss (Wednesday 14th); John Tams & Barry Coope (Thursday 15th); Richard Digance (Friday 16th); “Swinging the Lamp” ; Carrivick Sisters and Granny’s Attic; Chris Difford & Kathryn Williams (Saturday 17th); Holy Moly and the Crackers (Sunday 18th).

Sunday 18th February – East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley

“Light Classical Music for a Sunday Morning”

11.00am

Tickets:  £10 / £8

“Sunday Afternoon & All That Jazz”

2.30pm

Tickets: £18  & £16 Conc / Restricted View

From :  East Riding Theatre  -  01482 874050  www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk

All festival tickets available from www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk  www.stage4beverley.com

Latest from Arts and Culture

More tickets released for 'Goodnight Mister Tom' at ERT

More tickets released for 'Goodnight Mister Tom' at ERT

With rehearsals now coming to a close as ert's Christmas production launches on December 13th, ert releases more tickets due to overwhelming demand! After last Christmas's fabulous sell-out...
Welsh Band Calan Return to Land of Song

Welsh Band Calan Return to Land of Song

Calan, the international band from Wales, will be returning to their Celtic roots when they visit Beverley in Yorkshire December 7th to perform their show A Celtic Christmas. One might not associate Y...
Wizarding ways are returning to East Riding Libraries

Wizarding ways are returning to East Riding Libraries

Harry Potter Book Night is returning to East Riding Libraries in February, 2019, and tickets are on sale now. Librarian Jess McCarthy explained: “Hogwarts is the theme of this magical night, ...

Latest from News

VERB have it all.

VERB have it all.

VERB , located In Flemingate and established over the last 2 years , is a head to toe , men's and women’s clothing retailer , with a little more ! VERB offer professional honest advice to...
Snuggle Up Around a Log-burner

Snuggle Up Around a Log-burner

The clocks have gone back, the dark nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping. Is now the time to batten down the hatches and think about snuggling up in front of a nice log burning fire...
Enter Hunter's Colouring Competition to Win a Nintendo Switch!

Enter Hunter's Colouring Competition to Win a Nintendo Switch!

Pop into Hunters to meet the team and the chance to win a Nintendo Switch for your children and a bottle of fizz and chocolates for you! Pick up an entry form of a house to colour in and a letter t...

Features

Todays Events

Saturday - 15th

Peter Barker: Working Hands

Treasure House, Beverley

Carols by Candlelight

St Mary's Church, Beverley
7:30pm

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

Flemingate, Beverley
11:00am

Upcoming Events

Sunday - 16th

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

Flemingate, Beverley
11:00am

Monday - 17th

White Horse Folk Club Christmas Party

Beverley Conservative Club, Wylies Road
8:30pm

Tuesday - 18th

Santa and his Sleigh Christmas Tour

The Hayride, Grange Way, Beverley
6:00pm

Carols and Cheer

Wharton Arms, Woodmansey
7:00pm

Wednesday - 19th

Culture Christmas with Culture Orchestra and Culture Voce

Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley
7:30pm