9th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend, June-July 2017

The 9th Summer Music at Ansells Weekend will take place from June 30th to July 2nd 2017 – workshops, concerts, food and fun. There are places for eight participants, and if all eight places become filled, we keep a waiting list, so don’t be afraid to enquire if you’re interested in taking part.

Singer Stephen Varcoe and his wife Melinda have been running extremely successful Song Workshop Days at Ansells Farm, Alphamstone for fourteen years. And this summer for the ninth 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

“Town mouse and Country mouse – the pleasures and perils of being either”

at 8pm on Friday June 30th, a programme in songs and words exploring all sorts of city and rural delights, with baritone Stephen Varcoe, pianist Christina Lawrie and, to our great delight, a return visit from actor Andy Harrison who was such a brilliant success in the previous two years. 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 July 1st, also at 8pm, Stephen Varcoe will present “Just for the Record: Music and stories from a life spent singing”, illustrated by his own recordings and those of his friends and heroes. Programmes are on sale from Ansells at £10.00, 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 July 2nd 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 £25, a saving of £4.00!

Contact: Stephen and Melinda Varcoe
Ansells Farm