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October 2018

Choir Fusion – Male Voices wanted!

October 31 - December 12
Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR United Kingdom
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Full Circle Vocal Group will be teaming up with men from local choirs, churches and vocal groups to perform 4 songs at our end of term concert on Wednesday 12th December. We now need more male voices to complete our SATB set-up. If you sing tenor or bass and would like to join us, then please email polly@fcvg.co.uk You will need to be very familiar with the four songs before the first session (or sight read!) and be free on…

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December 2018

An Evening with Jane Siberry

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£19

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success and the follow up albums The Walking, Bound By Beauty, When I Was A Boy and her signature song Calling All Angels cemented…

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Grayshott Folk Club’s Christmas Special with: BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road,
GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ United Kingdom
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£16.00

Belshazzar's Feast Christmas Poster Friday 14th December 2018 @ 7.30pm Grayshott Folk Club’s “Christmas Special” BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST-TWO WISE MEN http://www.belshazzarsfeast.com/ Superb musicianship and two razor sharp wits are a winning combination for a Christmas Show. You'll love the music; which has Classical, Jazz, Pop and Music Hall influences, and possibly die laughing too. laughing too. Paul Sartin (Vocals, Oboe, Fiddle, for Bellowhead/Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Accordion for Karin Tweed, Hoover The Dog), absolutely wowed the crowd at Whitby Folk Festival…

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Ian Shaw – ‘Shaw Shimmers Into Xmas’

December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

In his inimitable one-man powerhouse show, Ian explores the joys, tears and sheer horror of the festive season. Expect razor-sharp comedy and a flurry of Xmassy offerings alongside songs from his current album “Shine Sister Shine”, a celebration of women songwriters with songs from Peggy Lee through to Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Rickie Lee Jones and Tanita Tikaram. “a brilliant vocal chameleon . . . there’s actually more heart in Ian Shaw’s cleverness than in many singers who wear their…

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” ALAN BARNES ALL STAR OCTET

December 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
St John’s Church Farncombe, St John's Street
Farncombe, Surrey GU7 3EJ United Kingdom
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  St John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ A family night out that is also a treat for the jazz connoisseur; it will delight anyone who loves music or literature – or just Christmas! This suite of pieces takes the audience through the characters and scenes of ‘A Christmas Carol”. Readings from the original Dickens tell the story, and after each scene eight virtuoso musicians bring the characters and scenes to life, switching audiences from hilarity…

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January 2019

Songs from the Shows

11/01/2019

Professional orchestra Southern Pro Musica brings you Songs from the Shows (Friday 11 January), conducted by Jonathan Willcocks and featuring the GSA Singers from Guildford School of Acting. Performing stage classics such as South Pacific, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady and Carousel, and your favourite film scores, including Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven and Gabriel’s Oboe, this promises to be a fabulous evening of great music.

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Songs from the Shows – Musical highlights from stage and screen

11/01/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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£22 – £25

The South's outstanding professional orchestra, Southern Pro Musica, will be returning to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Friday 11th January 2019 for its annual celebration of the New Year.  SPM will be joined by the renowned GSA Singers from Guildford School of Acting for an evening of musical highlights from stage and screen. With favourites from the great musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe, together with some of the greatest film scores ever, this will be a…

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One Winter’s Night

12/01/2019

Gavin Thomas hosts  (Saturday 12 January): an eclectic collection of acoustic performances from the very best of our local bands, singers and songwriters.  All profits will be donated to The Samaritans and The Fountain Centre (the charity for cancer patients, their families and carers, located at the St Luke’s Cancer Unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital).

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Ramin Karimloo – From Now On

13/01/2019

One of the world’s most accomplished stars of the West End and Broadway Stage, Ramin Karimloo – From Now On (Sunday 13 January) performs his exciting new show with his acclaimed Broadgrass Band.  Promising you an intimate evening of great storytelling and music, Ramin’s unique style of revisiting celebrated songs from musical theatre in a sublime folk style has won him an army of fans around the world.

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Grayshott Folk Club presents: THE BULLY WEE BAND + Chris Fox

18/01/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road,
GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ United Kingdom
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£16.00

Grayshott Folk Club https://www.grayshott.com/events/ www.grayshottfolkclub.co.uk Friday 18th January 2019 @ 7.30pm THE BULLY WEE BAND http://www.bullyweeband.com/ We are delighted to welcome back The Bully Wee Band on their 15th Anniversary Reunion Tour. They have appeared at Grayshott Folk Club three times before and each time they have thrilled our audiences and made new friends. It is now a full three years since they last played for us and they will be with us to celebrate our 8th birthday and help…

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Champions of Rock – The Supreme Queen Concert Show

19/01/2019
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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The ultimate celebration of one the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage Champions of Rock – The Supreme Queen Concert Show (Saturday 19 January) recreates the magic, fun and showmanship of the band’s touring days, as Queen played to millions of people every year.  The concert will take you on a journey through the decades, with all 25 number one hits and fan favourites, performed live with an electrifying band.  

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The Rocket Man – A Tribute to Sir Elton John

26/01/2019
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling artists of all time,  (Saturday 26 January) combines breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes and a dazzling light show – all accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals.  Travel back in time and be treated to all the hits such as Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, I’m Still Standing, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and, of course, Rocket Man.

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The David Cross Band

27/01/2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

 At the Electric Theatre on Sunday 27th January 2019 The David Cross Band has performed in Europe and Japan and has a truly progressive stage act delivering modern, hard edged rock songs from the new CD as well as classics from previous albums. David Cross – electric violin Jinian Wilde – voice David Jackson – sax and keyboards ‘Sign of the Crow’ the new album by the David Cross Band has been described as ‘an unmitigated masterwork’ and has attracted…

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February 2019

Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

08/02/2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£15

These remarkable songs ~ stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak…

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Liane Carroll & Claire Martin – ‘Double Standards’ Valentine’s Special

14/02/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£20

At the Electric Theatre on Thursday 14th February 2019 Friends since their late teens these two multi-award winning jazz vocalists join forces at the Electric Theatre to celebrate their love of the Great American Songbook with their highly acclaimed show ‘Double Standards’. Singing solo and together with Liane on piano, expect songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin alongside more contemporary songs by Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell and Donald Fagan. There will definitely be a version of ‘My…

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March 2019

Cloudbusting – The Music of Kate Bush

10/03/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SZ United Kingdom
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£19

40 YEARS OF KATE BUSH - The Kick Inside ‘If you missed Kate, Cloudbusting are the next best thing’ Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 ‘Mandy started singing and I thought ‘Wow, that’s amazing!’ Paddy McGuinness, BBCTV 'I need to go to this!' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 It's 40 years since The Kick Inside announced to the world the genius of Kate Bush. Since that remarkable debut, a series of ground-breaking albums has secured Kate’s place in music history. Her…

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Shrek the Musical

23/03/2019 - 30/03/2019
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3UX United Kingdom
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Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Guildford School of Acting students present Shrek the Musical (Saturday 23 – Saturday 30 March).  A treasure trove of irreverent fun for the whole family, this fairy tale adventure brings all the beloved characters from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears: beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.  

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