What's On?


7th February

compiled by
Newbury & District
Arts Association
Newbury Chamber Choir

  7 February

The Dawn of Harmony


The Renaissance brought a beautiful new style of music that continues to beguile and delight audiences to this day. Newbury Chamber Choir's next concert showcases five megastar composers of the period, beginning with the renowned English composer John Dunstaple (1390-1453). His work was widely performed on the continent and was very influential. One of those influenced was the young Burgundian Guillaume Dufay.

The concert continues with works by Johannes Ockeghem and Jacob Obrecht and concludes with the soaring, shimmering brilliance of Josquin des Prez's Missa Pange Lingua. This fascinating journey through the music of the 15th century tells the story of the huge change in musical style which occurred during that period, leading ultimately to the perfect harmony of the High Renaissance.  The choir will be accompanied by period instrument specialists and conducted by Edward Lambert.  An exciting opportunity to hear this inspiring late medieval music in Newbury. 

Berkshire Family History Society

  10 February

Talk on Gypsy ancestry


Beverley Walker from the Romany and Traveller Family History Society (http://rtfhs.org.uk/), the first and only British family history society for people with Romany Gypsy, Traveller and Fairground roots, will talk on Gypsy ancestry.

Free parking. Q&A after the talk. Family historians' help desk with access to Berkshire name databases. Members' library of family history books. Refreshments. Good company. Entry is free, but all donations are gratefully accepted.

is supported by:
West Berkshire District Council