The 8th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend June 24th-26th 2016 – workshops, concerts, food and fun. All eight participants’ places are already filled, but we keep a waiting list, so please enquire if you’re interested.
8th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, 2016
June 24th-26th 2016
Singer Stephen Varcoe and his wife Melinda have been running extremely successful Song Workshop Days at Ansells Farm, Alphamstone for thirteen years. And this summer for the eighth time they’re presenting a whole weekend of musical delights, in conjunction with workshops for solo singers, all taking place in the barn at Ansells.
The weekend begins with “Saints & Sinners – or does the devil really have all the best tunes?” at 8pm on Friday June 24th, a programme in songs and words exploring all sorts of delights sacred and profane, with baritone Stephen Varcoe, pianist Christina Lawrie &, to our great delight, a return visit from actor Andy Harrison who was such a brilliant success last year. Programmes for this are available from Ansells at £14.00, to include a glass of wine.
Why not bring a picnic and enjoy it in the garden before the concert, from 6pm?
On Saturday June 25th, also at 8pm, we welcome once again the fantastic Fibonnacci Sequence, the renowned chamber ensemble, with music for violin,cello and piano. Programmes are on sale from Ansells at £14.00, to include a glass of wine.
Again, any concert-goers who want to enjoy a picnic beforehand are welcome, from 6pm.
Lastly, the informal concert by course participants will be on Sunday June 26th at 3pm. This is a chance for each of our course participants to perform the songs on which they’ve been working with Stephen, accompanied by pianist Susi Morrow. Tea and plenty of homemade cakes (which are the real reason for the popularity of our workshops!) are included in the admission cost of £5.
This promises to be a really special weekend, and space is limited, so book your seats for these musical treats as soon as possible; and for those who choose to come to all three, we offer a special price of £28, a saving of £5.00!
Contact: Stephen and Melinda Varcoe