Stroud Green Festival 6-24 June 2018
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Main events 2018

EVENT 0
Sunday 3 June; 2pm-3pm
St Thomas More Church
Songs of the Great War: Singing & Percussion Workshop

Patricia Hammond mezzo & Matt Redman multi-instrumentalist

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EVENT 1
Weds 6 June; 7pm-10pm
Holy Trinity Church
Celebrating Time: Music down the centuries

A showcase of Festival artists, rising stars and local talent to raise funds for the Tottenham Refugee Alliance.

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EVENT 2
Thurs 7 June: 7pm-9.20pm
Holy Trinity Church
Stroud Green Festival Ensemble Scheme Winners

Hear the groups we selected to support over the next year or two - spot the stars of the future here first.

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EVENT 3
Fri 8 June: 8pm-10pm
Holy Trinity Church
Contemplation & Candlelight: Double bill
1st half: The Telling
perform mesmerising medieval music
Clare Norburn (soprano) & Ariane Prüssner (mezzo, harp, percussion)
2nd half: Ariane Prüssner (mezzo, harp, percussion) performs heartfelt Sephardic Jewish songs, chant and troubadour melodies in a candlelit setting.

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EVENT 4
Sat 9 June: 3.30pm-5.30pm
Hornsey Vale Community Centre
Highland dance workshop with live music
Ensemble Hesperi, Kathleen Gilbert
Highland dancer

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EVENT 5
Sat 9 June: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Hornsey Vale Community Centre
The Pheasant’s Eye:
Scottish Baroque music meets Highland dance
Ensemble Hesperi, Mary-Jannet
Leith Recorders, Dominika Feher Baroque Violin, Florence Petit Baroque Cello, Thomas Allery Harpsichord, Kathleen Gilbert Highland dancer and workshop participants.
Tap your feet to the infectious Scottish dance rhythms or come and dance with us!

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EVENT 6
Sunday 10 June 3pm - 4.45pm
Meet at Christchurch, Crouch End Hill, N8 8AX
First World War Walk

with Crouch End Walks
See how local families survived, supported, commemorated and resisted The Great War.

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EVENT 7
Sun 10 June: 5.30pm-7pm
Earl Haig Hall
Songs & Stories of the Great War.
A sing-a-long concert.
Patricia Hammond (mezzo) & Matt Redman (multi-instrumentalist).
Alongside well-known numbers, anyone who wishes will be encouraged to join in with ‘Roses of Picardy’ and ‘Pack up your Troubles’.

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EVENT 8
Sun 10 June: 8.15pm-9.45pm
Earl Haig Hall
Tricks of the Trade
Dipper Malkin
folk duo - their CD was in the top 10 of The Times top 100 albums of 2017!

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EVENT 9
Mon 11 June: 7pm-9.30pm
Earl Haig Hall
Counterpint:
Sing Renaissance choral pieces in an informal setting while enjoying a drink!
Booking recommended!

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EVENT 10
Weds 13 June: 8pm-9.30pm
Holy Trinity Church
Tango with Mozart
Veles Ensemble:

Hartmut Richter violin, Ralitsa Naydenova viola, Evva Mizerska cello
An evening of classical string trio music with a twist of Piazzolla's fiery South American Libertango.

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EVENT 11
Thurs 14 June: 9pm-10pm
Holy Trinity Church
“Guardian Angel”: Solo violin at twilight with candlelight
Elicia Silverstein
baroque violin
Magical candlelit solo violin music, including Partitas nos 1 & 2 by J S Bach, Biber’s Passacaglia Guardian Angel and music by Geminiani and Pisendel.

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EVENT 12
Fri 15 June: 8pm-9pm
Holy Trinity Church
Peter Hanson, Jayne Spencer & half the Brodsky Quartet!

Peter Hanson violin, Jayne Spencer violin, Paul Cassidy viola, Jacqueline Thomas cello
Internationally recognised local musicians play Mendelssohn's Opus 12 quartet and Haydn’s Opus 77, no 1.

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# EXTRA EVENT
Sat 16 June, 11am-12.30pm
First World War Conscientious Objection in Stroud Green
Free local neighbourhood history walk:

Start: Finsbury Park Station Place, Parkland Walk entrance
Finish: Stapleton Tavern

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EVENT 13
Sat 16 June: 7.30pm-10pm
Holy Trinity Church Hall
Beethoven Quartet Journey
by Clare Norburn
The Dante Quartet
, Krysia Osostowicz violin, Oscar Perks violin, Yuko Inoue viola, Richard Jenkinson cello with David Timson actor.
Spend an evening with Beethoven and the string quartet he hears in his head as they perform his 3 extraordinary Razumovsky String Quartets.

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Sunday 17 June: 11.30am – 12.40pm
Holy Trinity Church
Festival Service followed by a bring-and-share lunch.
Sing with the Holy Trinity Choir; rehearsal at 9.30am.
If you would like to sing, please email icholij@yahoo.co.uk for details of music and other rehearsals.


EVENTS 14a & 14B
Sun 17 June: 2 shows, 4.30-6.20pm & 8-9.50pm
Holy Trinity Church Hall
Burying the Dead
by Clare Norburn
Ceruleo
, Emily Owen & Jenni Harper sopranos, Kate Conway gamba, Toby Carr theorbo/baroque guitar, Satoko Doi Luck harpsichord, Thomas Guthrie director, Niall Ashdown (actor & Comedy Store regular) as Henry Purcell.
A quirky fictional journey inside the bedroom and head of composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695).

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EVENT 15
Thurs 21 June: 8pm-9.45pm
Holy Trinity Church
The world of Jane Austen

Patience Tomlinson & David Timson actors, Clare Norburn soprano, Naomi Anderson flute, Marion Bettsworth fortepiano.
This programme combines the music Jane Austen knew, played and loved with some favourite extracts from her books.

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EVENT 16
Fri 22 June: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Holy Trinity Church Hall
Songs & Stories of the Great War: Finale event

Patricia Hammond mezzo, Matt Redman multi-instrumentalist, Patience Tomlinson & Rupert Wickham actors.
Stories of people who lived in Haringey and Islington during WW1 will be presented alongside popular songs of the First World War.

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EVENT 17
Sat 23 June: 3pm-4pm
St Augustine's Church, Archway Road, Highgate
Borrowing Bach
Marion Bettsworth
organ; followed by tea with the organist.
This recital explores relationships between borrowing and “the borrowed” in sacred and secular organ music, played on the magnificent Hunter organ of St Augustine’s, Highgate.

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EVENT 18
Sat 23 June: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Holy Trinity Church Hall
1920s…The Age of Jazz – our ever popular evening of jazz standards

Winnie Greer & Jazz Friends - back by popular demand!
Nick Lacey piano, Shura Greenberg bass, Steve Plumb drums, Joseph Oti trumpet, Winnie Greer vocals

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EVENT 19
Sun 24 June: 3.30pm-5.30pm
Holy Trinity Church
Revolution in Italy
: Monteverdi and Salomone Rossi
The Lovekyn Consort: Emily Atkinson soprano, Sophia Brumfitt mezzo, William Summers recorder, flute, Eleanor Harrison violin, Stephen Carpenter, theorbo, guitar.
Italian songs and airs by Monteverdi and Salamone Rossi from the early 17th century.

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EVENT 20
Sun 24 June: 8pm-10pm
Holy Trinity Church Hall
Into the Melting Pot: 1492

The Telling: Jan Chappell actor, Clare Norburn soprano, writer, Ariane Prüssner mezzo, Joy Smith medieval harp, percussion, Giles Lewin oud, Fatima Lahham recorders.
Stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas.

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