Saturday 20th at 2-5 pm – Singing Workshop
Tideswell Arts Festival begins with a singing workshop aimed at all ages and abilities.
Saturday 20th at 7.30 pm – Albion choir
Albion performs mostly unaccompanied, allowing the purity of the human voice to sound across the centuries. The group is known for a fresh sound and vibrant energy and for warm, wholehearted music-making.
Sunday 21st at 1 pm – The Bailey Sisters
The Bailey Sisters are Alyson Rainey, Karen Dyson and Shelley Rainey. All with fine voices, with the addition of guitar and fiddle, they offer a wide variety of traditional, self-penned and classical material, ranging from the 1200s to the present day.
Sunday 21st at 2-6 pm – The free Fringe Festival
The FREE Fringe performances will include Ian Bramall, Captives on the Carousel, and Laura James
Sunday 21st at 7.30 pm – Quercus
The trio features the award winning English singer June Tabor whose dark voice has an uncanny ability to underscore the emotional essence of a ballad; Welsh jazz pianist and composer Huw Warren; and English saxophonist Iain Ballamy. They are all exceptionally talented.
Tuesday 23rd at 7.30 pm – Tideswell Male Voice Choir
Tideswell Male Voice Choir has a well-deserved reputation for its excellence in choral singing and will perform a varied programme of established favourites and new material.
Wednesday 22nd at 6 pm – Chetham’s School of Music
Students from this renowned international music school will hold a lunchtime workshop for schools and then an early-evening concert for all lovers of music, all to their exceptionally high standards.
Thursday 25th at 7.30 pm – Ladybrook Singers
The Ladybrook Singers are a multi award winning ladies choir from Hazel Grove, Stockport. They will be performing a programme of mainly English music including music by Britten, Rutter, Elgar and Andrew Lloyd Webber plus folk songs and few favourites of the choir. There will be an eclectic programme of music to suit all tastes. Their conductor is Alison Bletcher who grew up in Buxton and is no stranger to the music scene in Tideswell.
Friday 26th at 7.30 pm – Derby Cathedral Choir
The highly regarded Derby Cathedral Choir will perform a concert of well-known choral pieces for the first half, including an organ recital, and after the interval will perform Faure’s Requiem.
Sat 27th at 7.30 pm– Jacqui Dankworth
Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences, as well as her acute sensibility as a songwriter and lyricist. Her voice has been described as “multi-faceted” and “incomparable” by The Times.