Concerts

Forthcoming Concerts

Friday 30th August 2024

We are delighted to be performing at the Riverport Café Bar in St Ives Corn Exchange as part of ‘Chapel Arts @ the Corn Exchange’.  The concert starts at 7.30 pm and tickets, at £10 each, are available from the Bar or from www.ticketsource.co.uk/cexevents.

huntingdonshire guitar ensemble concert in st. ives as part of chapel arts @ the corn exchange

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Past Performances

Saturday 1st June 2024

Our concert at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Great Gransden, Huntingdonshire was a very enjoyable occasion, certainly for us, and our performance seemed to go down very well with the audience, too. We would especially like to thank the organisers at the church who made us feel so welcome and also to thank everyone who came to watch and who helped to make the evening special. We much appreciated the kind comments many of you offered during the interval and at the end.  The programme included our first performance of the Vaughn Williams Folk Song Suite in full with Chloe’s lovely flute playing being a particular highlight.

Here’s a photo of us in rehearsal and, below that, a link to the concert poster.

poster: Great Gransden

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17th June 2023

On 17th June 2023 we made our third visit to St. Peter’s Church, Offord D’Arcy and played a programme including works by Handel, Haydn, Granados, Vaughn Williams and Mozart, along with some traditional tunes arranged for guitar ensemble. We enjoyed a pleasant summer evening’s music making with an appreciative audience and here are some photos from our rehearsal …

poster: Offord D’Arcy

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25th March 2023

We performed in All Saints Church, Pidley-cum-Fenton. The concert was well attended by a very appreciative audience. The programme  included a variety of music to suit all tastes including Granados, Mozart, Vaughn Williams, O’Carolan, Haydn, Duarte, and much more.

poster: Pidley-cum-Fenton

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11th February 2023

We played a short set of pieces as guests of Raunds Community Choir at their ‘Valentine’s Voices’ concert in the Saxon Hall, Raunds. The event was a charity fund-raiser for the Twinkling Stars Appeal which is raising money to build a bereavement suite for Kettering General Hospital maternity unit. Our programme was: Yellow Bird, Yesterday, Carnavalito, The Crystal Spring and the Rondo from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Our thanks go to RCC for inviting us again … and for the very kind gifts of flowers and chocolates!

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We performed for the first time since Covid restrictions ended, at a summer concert on 16th July 2022 at Houlton School near Rugby. Here’s the poster for the event giving details …

Houlton School Summer Recital poster

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6th December 2021

Unfortunately the Raunds Community Choir Christmas concert has had to be cancelled due to a significant increase in the number of Covid cases in the local area. This has been a great disappointment both to the choir and to HGE. It is hoped to organise another event sometime next year.

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We gave two concerts in the Huntingdon area in summer 2019. The first was on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at St Peter’s Church in Offord D’Arcy.

poster: Offord D’Arcy

The second was on Saturday 13th July 2019 at the Church of St Peter in Old Hurst.

poster: Old Hurst
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On Sunday 5th August 2018, we performed at the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) fund-raising garden party in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. The event raised over £7,000 for the charity.

Click on the link below to see the flyer with full details of the event …

EACH flyer

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We had a very enjoyable time playing at the ‘Christmas Wassail Evening’ in the Saxon Hall, Raunds as guests of Raunds Community Choir on 9th December 2017. The event included performances by the choir and by students from Manor School as well as some poetry readings and community carols. We played some of our favourites including parts of the Connemara Suite, Carnavalito and, in a festive mood, the traditional Spanish Christmas song ‘Brincan y Bailan’. This is the poster for the event …

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The Huntingdonshire Guitar Ensemble performed at St. Rumbald Church in Stoke Doyle (near Oundle, Northants) on Saturday 25th March 2017. The concert was a joint event with The Ensemble of Friends chamber choir directed by Douglas Coombes, MBE …

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Here’s the concert poster … poster

and here’s HGE’s programme …

From the Andes              Whitworth

Connemara Suite           Szordikowski

Planxty Irwin (O’Carolan) /  The Foggy Dew (Trad.) / Hewlett (O’Carolan)

Sarabande Variee         Haendel               arr: Rivoal

Spanish Folk Songs      Trad.                     arr:  Bonell

Brincan y bailan / Ines

Ashokan Farewell         Jay Ungar

Carnavalito                     Trad.                      arr: Zaradin

English Suite                    Duarte

Rufty Tufty / The Crystal Spring / The Black Nag

Sonata 45                           Soler                    arr: Brattland

Menuett and Trio            Boccherini       arr:  Gotze