Six Sensational Female classical-crossover acts in one fabulous concert for ONE NIGHT ONLY
Rebecca Newman and Friends
Saturday 6 September 2014
Rebecca joins a line up of exciting classical crossover acts in aid of the charity Educate The World. Featuring Mariette Davina, Eden, Danielle Thomas, Scarlett Quigley and Mary-Jess Leaverland.
Sunday night is Music Night!
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Sunday 7 September 2014
Support the Joseph Rowntree Theatre at this evening of popular favourites, featuring local soloists Matthew Ainsworth, Richard Bainbridge, Kelly Derbyshire, Emma Dickinson, Graham Kay, Jessa Liversidge, Mick Liversidge and Anna Mitchelson.
Musical Director: Don Pears
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular ‘Fairy Opera’
Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company
Thursday 18 September to Saturday 20 September 2014
Written at the height of their creative powers, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Fairy Opera is regarded by many as their best collaboration.
Iolanthe sees the House of Lords (the bastion of ineffectiveness and privilege) and the political system come in for criticism, with the suggestion that the peerage should no longer be hereditary, but obtainable by ‘competitive examination’.
First performed in 1882, the topic is still very relevant today and shows how far (or not) we have come in 130 years!
Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd and son of Iolanthe, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery, but Phyllis' guardian, the Lord Chancellor, and half the peers in the House of Lords are in love with her and are determined to prevent the marriage from taking place.
Strephon, however, has a secret: he is half a fairy and the Fairy Queen is a powerful enemy. Soon the Peers and the Fairies are at war…
Can the Fairies reform the peerage and fill it with ‘persons of intellect’? Will the peers preserve their ‘cherished rights’? And will Strephon and Phyllis be separated forever?
A Night With The Light
An evening of music from stage and screen
York Light Opera Company
Sunday 28 September 2014
A wonderful evening of songs old and new.
Shows featured include: Barnum; Ragtime; Guys & Dolls; Miss Saigon and Fiddler on the Roof.
There will also be a World War One sing-a-long.