(see also Friday 03 May and Sunday 05 May)
This year’s 12th Baldock Independent Beer festival will bring live music on Friday evening from 5pm, all day Saturday and 12noon until close at 8pm on Sunday. Over 80 local and national real ales, 40 ciders and a large selection of continental draught beers and lagers. All complemented by a seperate posecco, wine and Pinkster Gin bar and a wide range of hot, cold, vegatarian and barbecued food with plenty of sweets, soft drinks, ice cream and free activities, including fun games and challenges to entertain the children during Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including band and beer lists, see the website www.baldockbeerfestival.org. Any surplus made during this event is donated back to local causes see the website of Baldock beer festival facebook for more details.
The Gregynog Ensemble (Rob Hughes, Lesley Pearce, Robert Puzey, Austen Scully and Alison Eales) will present a programme of relaxing music featuring clarinet, solo cello and string quartet. Guest Player, Austen, from Sandy, Bedfordshire, will perform Bach’s Cello Suite No 6 which will be a great treat.
This will be followed by Clarinet Quintets by hymn writer Sir Arthur Somervell and English composer Sir Arthur Bliss. Both pieces include some beautiful melodies. Refreshments will be served in the interval.
Come along and support the URC and have a fun evening at the same time.
Refreshments will be available.
Baldock Community Orchestra presents, Festival Favourites! Bizet to Beatles, Sousa to Skyfall.
The BCO was formed just over three and a half years ago.
The brainchild of two local professional musicians Catherine Wilmer and Rachel Thomas. Rachel is the current Musical Director.
The BCO ethos is to promote a wide repertoire of music to as many people as possible. It provides a unique opportunity for young people and anyone wishing to return to playing to play in an Orchestra again. The players come from Baldock and the surrounding area.
Since its formation the Orchestra has been based in Baldock.It rehearses Thursday nights (term time) Please see Facebook for more details.
During its short existence the Orchestra has performed in several Baldock locations, The Heritage centre, Orange Tree pub, St John’s School and tonight’s venue the URC church.
It has supported several Baldock events, playing at the Beer Festival and Christmas Fair. Other concerts have been given in Hinxworth, Letchworth. Christmas time a small ensemble from the Orchestra played at two local residential homes.