Due to Covid-19 conditions ALL artists, events and venues are subject to change.
Music From The Heart
Relaxed, informal chats about music with like-minded people
Every Thursday at 8pm
Week 7, Feb 25th - Kieran Leonard
Irish music, it's development and the bodhrán
So far we have enjoyed conversations about Beethoven with pianist and conductor Chris Hopkins, ballet music with Birmingham Royal Ballet's conductor Phillip Ellis, film music from top session musician Steve Henderson, the world of the bass operatic singer with Brindley Sherratt and discovered Bach's Chaconne with violinist Elizabeth Cooney.
Valentine's Opera Evening.
February, 2021. The Cricketers on the Green. 7pm.
World-renowned singers Anna Patalong and Ben Nelson return for a romantic evening of wonderful music and words from the worlds of opera, operetta and musicals.
Beethoven - The Man Revealed.
March 13, 2021. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 7.30pm
Classic FM's John Suchet offers us a fascinating and touchingly human insight into Beethoven. Award-winning broadcaster, journalist and Beethoven expert, John vividly brings the great composer to life.
To further enhance the evening, piano virtuoso
Jinah Shim performs Beethoven Sonatas..
D major Op. 28 (‘Pastoral’ Sonata)
E major Op. 109
Free children's concert presented by Jinah Shim
December 12, 2020. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 2.30pm.
The World of Dance.
We spend a day celebrating dance in all it's glory.
April 24, 2021. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 8pm
The Pirbright Arts Chamber Ensemble perform a variety of music for dance from across the centuries by composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Piazzola.
PACE is an invitation orchestra made up of star players from London's orchestras.
April 24, 2021. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 2pm.
Dancer and choreographer Natalie Davis puts you through your paces learning a broadway-style routine based on her experiences dancing for movies and TV shows such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia 2, Ant and Dec's Takeaway, Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘Ever Present Past' and BBC’s Tonight at the Palladium, as well several seasons as Dance Captain at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
All ages welcome, no previous experience required.
April 24, 2021. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 10am.
Royal Academy of Dance alumna, and head of Pirbright Ballet School, Heidi Marshall presents an introduction to ballet. Ballet stars in the making of all ages are invited to dip their toe into the world of dance.
No experience necessary.
May, 2021. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 7.30pm.
World famous drummer Steve White
(Style Council, Paul Weller, The Who, The Family Silver) heads up an all-star band for an evening of great rock n' roll standards. Dance, singalong, get out the air guitar, eat, drink or just sit back and listen; you'll have a great time.
May, 2021. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 11am.
Steve White, supreme performer, teacher, and presenter of Sky TV's The Art of Drumming, kicks off the day with a drum clinic/workshop for all ages and abilities.
Richard Strange (Doctors of Madness) invites you to brunch while he performs his one man show An Accident Waiting to Happen.
May, 2021. The Club Room, Lord Pirbright's Hall. 1pm.
Described by The Independent as a "seminal figure at the crossroads of art, film, music and counter culture" Richard presents a collection of songs, stories, film clips and downright scurrilous gossip from his experiences of working with Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, The Sex Pistols, The Damned, Marianne Faithfull, Jack Nicholson, Harmony Korine, Grace Jones, Tim Burton, Damon Albarn and Jarvis Cocker, among others.
A Night at the Opera.
June, 2021. 4pm. TBC.
Enjoy a luxurious evening at Grange Park Opera, experiencing La Bohème with full cast and orchestra in “The Theatre in the Woods”, the newly built, 700 seater opera house modelled on La Scala, in the grounds of West Horsley Place.
*Champagne welcome in Pirbright.
*Vintage coach travel to West Horsley.
*Introduction to the opera from Pirbright Arts Director, Mick Doran.
*Opera part 1.
*Interval picnic in the specially reserved Picnic Pavilions and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Exclusive talk from Wasfi Kani, founder and CEO of Grange Park Opera.
*Opera part 2.
*Meet the stars on stage.
*Return coach travel to Pirbright.
Ticket price (TBC) does NOT include picnic.
A Salute to Satchmo.
Enrico Tomasso and his All Stars.
July, 2021. Lord Pirbright's Hall. 7.30pm.
With an international reputation as one of today's finest jazz trumpeters, Enrico Tomasso's biggest inspiration was Louis Armstrong, whom he met and played for as young boy. This led to a correspondence and friendship until Louis' death.
Enrico brings his lively personality, fine command of his instrument and stylistic invention to this joyous and uplifting show featuring his 6-piece all star band.
Art with Mark Wallinger.
TBC 2021. Pirbright Village School. 7.30pm.
The Turner Prize winning artist comes to Pirbright for an exploration of the visual arts. Meet the artist, as he talks about his career and chooses 5 inspirational works of art accompanied by related music.
From 3.30pm there will be a free exhibition of works by selected local artists.
During the day talented young artists from local schools will create a temporary public work guided by Mark Wallinger. The work will be on public display from 4pm.