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Newport Music Club

Saturday 21st September Cosy Hall 7.30pm



A sideways look at jazz opens Newport

Music Club’s new season

Much Ado About Jazz, opens Newport Music Club’s new season on Saturday 21 September at Cosy Hall at 7.30pm.

The Much Ado duo - Al Gurr on keyboard and Chris Gumbley on clarinet and saxophone – will revisit some of the jazz classics; but in their own, unconventional, way. In their own words, they describe it as an evening for people who like jazz – and also for those who don’t!

So we expect them to impart some of their secrets about how it all works and how they appear to make it look so easy. Chris is a local artist well-known to many for his easy style, and with Al on keyboard too, we promise that the evening will include much humour and some great music.

Do come along and join us for what promises to be an informative and fun evening. Ticket are £13 and are available on the door from 7.00pm, but we advise you to either buy in advance from The Cook Shop, Guildhall Tea Rooms, Hey Jude or Cosy Hall. You can also reserve tickets (01952 810584 or via the website). If you enjoy the evening you can convert to a membership for six concerts (just £55 in total).

And this year we are also offering taster tickets to welcome young people to join us, and to stay just as long as you wish - £8 for a joint ticket for an adult with a child or student. See more details on our website

St Lawrence Church, Gnosall are pleased to host Serenata in Concert

Music of Magic, Mirth and Mystery on Saturday 14th September at 7.00pm

Interval Buffet Tickets £12.50 (£7.50 for accompanied children under16)

Tickets available from 19th August by ringing 822507, or 823686

Serenata began as a small group of local musicians, singers and friends who got together in a house in Gnosall about 15 years ago and like ‘Topsy’ it just grew and there are often over 30 instrumentalists. The players range in age from 3 teenagers who are still school boys to one who is nearer 90 than 80. Several live in or near Gnosall, others are friends of the local players. Some are gifted amateurs, others are active or retired teachers and performers.

Serenata is essentially Gnosall based, has no budget and everyone involved gives their services entirely freely. We do not rehearse on a regular basis, just once or twice prior to a performance. We are very grateful to both St Lawrence Church and Gnosall Parish Council (via the GFest committee) for providing us with rehearsal facilities.

We are extremely grateful for the help and cooperation of other Staffordshire orchestral groups who have lent equipment that is specified in a score and to some of their players who have joined us from time to time.

Most of the pieces that Serenata play are arrangements that suit its somewhat unusual makeup. However if and when specific scores are needed, we can always rely on the help and assistance provided by the Staffordshire County Library support unit.

We hope that this concert will appeal to the same people who comprised the capacity audience in July 2018.

Ron Large

Musical Director

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