What’s On

Sunday, 1st July: SACS Summer Party Concert

Steeple Aston Choral Society’s Summer Party Concert is called ‘Kaleidoscope’. It will take place at  7.00pm in the Village Hall on Sunday, 1st July.

‘Kaleidoscope’ parties through different genres of British music from the last hundred years – Beatles; Andrew Lloyd Webber; Jenkin’s Adiemus; Ethel Smyth’s March of the Women; 21st century arrangements of Irish folk songs etc.

Tickets including refreshments (strawberries, savouries, wine, soft drinks etc.) cost £10.00 in advance (£12.00 on door) are available from the Post Office, from choir members, or from Margaret Bulleyment on 01869 347346.


Wednesday, 18th July: Public meeting on Church ‘Re-ordering’

Any further expressions of support, or opposition for that matter, can
always be addressed to Ian Jackson at iacobianus@googlemail.com.


Saturday, 8th September: Oxford Classic Jazz

NB This show was originally scheduled for 3rd March, but had to be cancelled because of the weather.

There will be a welcome return to Nick Gill and his Oxford Classic Jazz on Saturday, 8th September in the Village Hall at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start. They are a quartet of musicians plus singer Kelly Smith. They are highly skilled in the joyful style of pre-war jazz, providing an evening of spectacular music from the Jazz Age played by experienced musicians.

Tickets cost £12 and are available from Barbara Brewer on 01869 340423. There will be a licensed bar.

For more information about the quartet, and to hear their music, go to www.classicjazz.co.uk.


Saturday, 22nd September: Opera Anywhere presents H.M.S Pinafore 

Early bird tickets available now at £15 (under 18’s £7) from Barbara Brewer on 01869 340423.

This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Josephine is the captain’s daughter and has fallen for lowly sailor Ralph. Yet her father has other ideas – he has promised her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will love prevail? Climb aboard to find out and enjoy a feast of fun along the way. Hip hip hooray!


Sunday, 23rd September: SACS Autumn Concert 

Steeple Aston Choral Society’s Autumn Concert is entitled ‘Gloria’. It will be held at 7.00pm in the Church on Sunday, 23rd September.

‘Gloria’ celebrates the ‘glorious’ music of Vivaldi – Gloria (D major) and Magnificat –  and Pergolesi – extracts from his Stabat Mater.

This concert was snowed off on 18 March, but just had to be performed.

Tickets including refreshments (savouries, wine, soft drinks etc) are £10 in advance (£12 on door) are available from the Post Office, from choir members, or from Margaret Bulleyment 01869 347346.


Sunday 9th December: “Brilliance” 

Farnham Maltings present “Brilliance” in the Village Hall on Sunday, 9th December at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start.

1948 and 1963.  Everyone is gathering in the Village Hall.  Lightning has struck the hall roof. Mrs Atkinson has called the repairman – a man who can fix a creaking door, chimneys that smoke.  And in he comes with his daughter, bright blue eyes full of brilliance, like an animal in from the woods. Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allow us to gather and sing long into the night.

Tickets cost £12, under 18’s £10.