Worcester’s Pride and Prejudice Ball

Here’s what they said……”we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves………….lovely dances, superb caller, and fabulous musicians…..”

“Thank you for a wonderful evening…the caller and musicians were a delight to dance to, and your choice of venue was magical”

There are more pictures in the gallery

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Coming to Worcester this weekend…

The International Guild of Town Pipers will be gathering for their biennial festival here in Worcester.

The guild consists of Waits bands from all parts of the country who perform music dating from mediaeval times, when each town had their own Waits band who performed and were paid for their municipal duties.

From 10.00am on Saturday there will be performances outdoors at the Guildhall, Greyfriars, and the Commandery, given by Waits bands from Bristol, Colchester, Doncaster, Gloucester, Leeds and the Stadspijpers of Hergtogenbosch.

On Sunday morning there will be a massed performance in Cathedral Plaza when all the bands will play together

AND IT’S ALL FREE, so come and join the mediaeval fun

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Pride and Prejudice Ball

  Our annual Pride and Prejudice Ball takes place on Saturday 21st May in the Guildhall, Worcester. 

There are still a few tickets left so hurry if you haven’t yet booked. (www.eventbrite or barbara.wem@gmail.com).

We are looking forward to musicians Vicki Swan ( nyckelharpa) and Jonny Dyer (guitar) playing the music for the dances chosen from the wealth of 17th and 18th century dances published by Playford, Walsh, Thompson, Wright, Cahusac and many more.

Last year our online ball brought dancers from America, Canada, the Phillipines, Spain, Holland, France and of course the UK; we’re not expecting people to travel quite so far this year! 

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Worcester’s Wigmore Hall

The artists who performed for us in January (Apollo’s Revels) and March (Passacaglia) were so happy to be playing again in front of live audiences and in such a lovely venue….. the Angel Centre. Each said independently it was like being in the Wigmore Hall!

Passacaglia’s workshop and concert entitled “To touch the Heart” was much appreciated, with an in depth analysis of Ground Bass in the workshop and beautiful playing in the evening.

Our audience enjoyed live music again, and in particular found the seats more comfortable than in some of our previous venues, so we’ll definitely be back there a little later in the year……..namely for the Linarol Consort of viols on Sunday November 6th at 3.30pm

Before then a collaboration with Worcester Concert Club on Sunday October 9th brings us Tabea Debus, Elizabeth Kenny and Jonathan Rees to Huntingdon Hall.

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