Saturday 23rd March 2019, 7.30 pm
The Ben Holder Hot Club de Paris Quartet pays homage to the incredible music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Featuring four top-notch musicians from around the UK, you can expect blisteringly fast tempos, lots of energy and fiery musicianship.
£14 Full price / £10 Concessions, available from Derby Live at www.derbylive.co.uk
Saturday 6th April 2019, 7.30 pm
Derby Bach Choir are pleased to include the piece 'Lauda Creatoris' in our concert on 6th April. This composition by our conductor, Richard Roddis, is to the Glory of Creation. Richard has used the words of St Francis of Assisi as inspiration. The work ranges from impressive full orchestra sections, to more modern pieces, with influences including the poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins.
Voices, The City of Derby Girls' choir support the piece, as well as performing on their own.
Tickets £20 (Reserved) / £16 / £10 / £5 (Students) / Under 16's free, available from www.derbybachchoir.com
Saturday 27th April 2019, 7.30 pm
Described as 'the unsung heroine of British Jazz' by esteemed jazz critic Ian Mann and 'mellow and stylish' by Clive Davis of the Sunday Times. Wendy will be performing songs from her album which contains fresh arrangements of jazz classics made famous by Jazzwomen such as Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Shirley Horn, Nina Simone and Blossom Dearie. Wendy tells the story of these women and how they inspired her to strive to become the UK's leading exponent of jazz piano and voice, with equal merit in both. wendy is joined by a band who have performed with the UK's top jazz players as well as US stars such as Darius Brubeck. Pat Sprakes (guitar), Paul Jefferies (double bass) and Steve Wyndham (drums).
Tickets £10, available from Derby Live at www.derbylive.co.uk
Saturday 4th May 2019, 7.30 pm
Paul Kerensa brings his one-man show to Derby Cathedral!
Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others, Paul Kerensa’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals. He’s one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought. A decade into his stand-up career, Paul’s one-man show has played to packed-out churches and other venues over the last few years, including festivals from Spring Harvest, Greenbelt and New Wine, to the Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal Comedy Festival. Most recently, he part of the writing team for TFI Friday, Top Gear, Royal Variety Performance and Buble at the BBC. Paul’s books include Amazon top 100 bestseller Hark! The Biography of Christmas and children’s book Noah’s Car Park Ark. Paul is a regular on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show.
‘If I was a joke thief, I would be shinning up Paul Kerensa’s drainpipe.’ Milton Jones
‘A comic wave that just keeps coming ... As effortless a writer as he is a performer.’ The Stage
‘Paul Kerensa's writing never fails to be uniquely funny and interesting. TV comedy is richer for Paul being a part of it.’ Miranda Hart
Tickets £14, Available from Derby Live at www.derbylive.co.uk
Saturday 18th May, 7.30 pm
If you're looking for a romantic candlelit experience - or simply want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting - then this is the concert for you.
Vivaldi – "Spring" & "Summer" from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Cellos
Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins A minor
Vivaldi – La Follia
Telemann – Viola Concerto
Bach – Concerto for 2 Violins
Indulge in the masterworks of three of the most revered baroque composers of all time - Vivaldi, Telemann, and Bach. A composer who is famed for his string writing, Vivaldi’s playful and effervescent style shines through in ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer,’ from his iconic ‘Four Seasons.’ Two of his exuberant and exciting double concerti continue the program, before we are treated to Telemann’s Viola Concerto - the first known viola concerto ever to be composed. All of this before the Concerto for 2 Violins by J.S. Bach, with its beautifully subtle slow movement and it’s virtuosic finale, completes the program. For classical music lovers and casual listeners alike - this promises to be a truly special evening.
If you don’t consider yourself ‘in the know’ about Mozart, Beethoven, or Bach, fear not, this is the orchestra for you. The ensemble boasts an audience record in which an impressive 50% of spectators are first-time classical concert goers! The London Concertante has its audience laughing at jokes, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces.
UK based chamber orchestra London Concertante regularly performs up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. With their numerous recordings reaching great critical acclaim, the ensemble is continually regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991.
‘The talent on display is breathtaking’ - Sunam, October 2018
‘A magical experience’ - Geraldine, June 2018
‘Really accessible, entertaining and beautiful’ - Audience Member, 2018
Tickets £29 / £25 / £19 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk
Saturday 22nd June 2019, 7.30 pm
A social media phenomenon, racking up 60 million views on her first cover. Her debut single 'Forgive Forget' peaked 4th on the iTunes UK chart. Samantha has proven that with hard work and independence anything is possible.
Tickets £14 available from Derby Live at www.derbylive.co.uk
Saturday 6th July 2019, 7.00 pm
Derby Cathedral welcome Sam Callahan.
Sam is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from Essex.
He’s been performing since he was eight and he started writing his own music when he was just twelve. Intent, even then, on pursuing a career in the music industry.
In 2013 Sam made it through to the live finals of the UK's X Factor and after getting to the final six he earned his place on the X Factor Arena Tour.
Sam says “The X Factor was an incredible experience but it wasn’t an entirely true representation of who I really am. Now I need to show the world what I’m really about and who I am as an artist in today's music industry”.
Since then, Sam has been performing as an artist non-stop to packed venues all around the world.
Sam says, "My music comes straight from the heart, all written and composed by myself, there couldn't be a better representation of myself as an artist.”
Planning to release new music after selling out Headline gig in London in November 2018, Sam's had a busy holiday season and has big things planned for 2019.
Tickets £14 available from Derby Live at www.derbylive.co.uk