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July 2018

  What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences. Cert: 12A

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  David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart. Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of…

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  ‘Amore, My Tribute to Love’, is the renowned violinists tribute to his love for music, and his love for both of his families; his wife and children, and of course for his Johann Strauss Orchestra, who he has performed with for over 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album ‘Amore’ last year, which features his own versions of classic love songs, from the worlds of popular and classical music. This annual celebration of music that…

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August 2018

That’ll Be The Day

August 2nd 7:45 pm

  Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the UK’S No.1 Rock & Roll variety show, makes its first appearance at the Forum Theatre! This hugely entertaining Rock ‘n’ Roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of classic gold hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, plus loads of hilarious comedy sketches, all performed live on stage! Prepare for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, laughs and ROCK ‘N’ ROLL!   ‘The Best Rock & Roll…

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    A rare opportunity to see Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to…

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  Do you ever dream of the bright lights in London’s West End? Enjoy being on the stage? Now’s your chance to take part in a professional Musical Theatre workshop with Jack Ludwig. Incorporating all three disciplines of Musical Theatre; Dance, Acting & Singing this workshop is sure to be full of energy. Jack who trained in Musical Theatre in London and toured around the world with various theatre productions as a dancer and lead singer now works as an…

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September 2018

The Golden Age of Steam

September 4th 7:45 pm

  A talk by David Parker 'One of the great classic family films' was how Barry Norman described 'The Railway Children'.  But neither he, nor the film makers could have predicted just how the movie would transform the fortunes of Britain's steam railways.  The railway featured in the film was one of the few 'rescued' by volunteers, but thousands were lost, including one of the most well-loved, The Somerset and Dorset Railway. David will introduce two films he has recently…

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  Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Malvern with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and…

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  Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor... David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff, following his recent…

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  From the World's Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia's glittering production will be an unforgettable delight. Starring Iulia Maria Dan,…

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  Michael Lloyd  conductor Savitri Grier     violin Walton  Scapino Overture Elgar Pomp & Circumstance March no 4 Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor (soloist: Savitri Grier) Gillis Symphony no 5 1/2 Anderson Fiddle Faddle, Plink Plank Plunk, Bugler's Holiday, Chicken Reel Williams    The Force Awakens (excerpts), Star Wars (main theme) Chandos has been fortunate over the years to be able to work with a number of exceptionally talented young musicians, and for this concert the orchestra extends a warm welcome to Savitri Grier as soloist for the hugely popular…

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Teletubbies Live

September 19th - September 20th

  ★★★★★ “A fantastic show – we had an amazing time!” Whatsgoodtodo.co.uk “A perfect first-outing to the theatre” Blackpool Gazette “A hugely enjoyable show.” Daily Post   The Teletubbies’ first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones is here! Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and the Sun Baby in a fun, bright and…

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  Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Époque Paris and is dressed magnificently in velvet's, silks, spangles and feathers. Created especially for The Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow is a laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve.  

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  A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level. Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love…

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  Simon Reeve’s first-ever theatre tour will feature the world-famous journalist recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Columbian barons, Simon Reeve has travelled through over 120 countries and his BBC documentaries have sold to over 60 countries around the world! ‘An Audience with Simon Reeve’ is not only a fascinating and educational show, but at times…

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This is the Greatest Show

September 26th 7:45 pm

  “This is the Greatest Show” is inspired by the imagination of PT Barnum. Join our cast of West End Singers and LIVE band as we take you on a journey through music from “The Greatest Showman”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Barnum” and many others. A memorable night that will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles. This IS the greatest show – not to be missed!   Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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  The Heath Quartet Oliver Heath, violin    Sara Wolstenholme, violin Gary Pomeroy, viola    Chris Murray, cello Haydn  Quartet in D, Op.71, No.2 Britten  Quartet No.2 in C, Op.36 Tchaikovsky  Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11 The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet is fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013 it became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in…

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Quadrophenia

September 28th 7:45 pm

  “Brilliant, a triumph for rock history. Well deserved standing ova-tion at the end.” Bedford Today Produced by Concept Concerts this production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as “Mighty, moving and unstoppable,” sees 8-piece band, The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia. From the very first show it has received standing ovations. Released over 40 years ago in October 1973, The Who’s second rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ was Pete Townshend’s homage to…

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October 2018

  Based on true events, Thomas Hardy, 84, has an affair of the heart with the 20-something Dorset woman playing Tess in the local amateur Hardy Players’ production - which drives Hardy’s second wife, Florence, in her 40s, into a jealous rage. Within this highly theatrical love triangle, a deeply moving portrait of a marriage in extremis is played out. Adapted from Christopher Nicholson’s highly acclaimed novel Winter. Adaptor and director Simon Reade’s previous touring plays include Pride & Prejudice, A Room…

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  Henning Wehn is back in 2018 with a brand new show! You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going. This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your…

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  In the third of her illustrated talks, Director of the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Jemima Parry-Jones MBE turns her attention to owls. This special talk promises to answer all your questions about owls as well as including a spectacular display of flying in the Forum Theatre itself.   Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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The Magic of Motown

October 10th 7:45 pm

  Celebrating the sound of a generation. Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable The Magic Of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding…

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  Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. Our film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s…

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  Live Nation proudly presents STEWART FRANCIS: INTO THE PUNSET The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET. “One of the funniest comedians in the world.” Craig Ferguson, CBS' Late Late Show. Ages 16+ Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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  UK Pink Floyd Experience "Recreating the sights and sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd live in concert, this highly authentic show showcases over 50 years of hits by this iconic band. The acclaimed show also features over two hours of songs from both iconic albums Dark Side Of The Moon and Animals as well as Wish You Were Here, Another Brick In The Wall and Comfortably Numb. Featuring impressive video projection , a stunning light show, outstanding musicianship, superb…

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  Presented by Speakers from the Edge  Mountain biking superstar Steve Peat tells the story of his illustrious racing career; the bikes, the world cups, the parties and the pursuit of the seemingly elusive World Championship title which some thought might never come! In Bikes & Beers, Steve takes audiences along the journey that saw him rise from plumbing to podiums and become one of the most successful mens downhill racers of all time, showing just how the man who…

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How to Hide a Lion

October 17th 4:30 pm

  When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down.​ Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion based on the book by Helen Stephens. Adapted and directed by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb…

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  Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of our generations finest singer-songwriters. Hand-picked by Adele herself on Graham Norton’s BBC Special, the outstanding Katie Markham leads a super-talented six piece band through all your favourite Adele hits plus much more in this internationally acclaimed show – from powerhouse performances with Force 10 vocals through to intimate torch songs and a spellbinding sit down acoustic section. The world class showfaithfully…

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10cc in Concert

October 20th 7:30 pm

  Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure, with their current live incarnation still able to sell-out major concert halls. Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count an array of fellow artists – from Chrissie Hynde and Axl Rose to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Sophie Ellis Bextor – among their many millions of fans.…

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HENRY V

October 23rd - October 28th

  By William Shakespeare Directed by Elizabeth Freestone "I think the king is but a man." A divided nation. Trouble on the continent. An ambitious young prince. Emerging from his wild youth with a sense of purpose and adventure, Henry V wages war on France with devastating efficiency. But at what cost? How can he be a good leader and a good man? What compromises must be made in the name of victory? Shakespeare’s play is a thrilling examination of…

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  Danny Driver, piano J S Bach  Prelude & Fugue in F sharp minor, BWV 883  (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2) J S Bach  Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV 825 J S Bach  French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816 Rachmaninov  Étude Tableau Op.39, No.2 in A minor Ravel  Le Tombeau de Couperin Medtner  Sonata No.9 in A minor, Op.30 Danny Driver first played at Malvern Concert Club in January 2016 and quickly became a firm…

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November 2018

  Alexander Vedernikov – Conductor Paul Watkins – Cello Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture 5' Dvořák Cello Concerto 42' Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 1 Guest conductor Alexander Vedernikov storms the heavens with Ludwig van Beethoven, and joins cellist Paul Watkins in the most romantic of all cello concertos: 40 minutes of heartfelt poetry and soaring emotion.   Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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  Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers…

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  Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a…

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Peppa Pig’s Adventure

November 14th - November 15th

  Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to…

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  Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ is a moving and powerful concert featuring all the hits such as ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’,…

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Cwmbach Male Choir

November 17th 7:00 pm

  Cwmbach Male Choir is one of the best-known names in the male choir world, performing in many prestigious venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, and numerous Cathedrals’ worldwide. The Choir has shared the stage with many world famous artistes including Sir Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard and Katherine Jenkins to name just a few. Formed in 1921, the choir is based in Aberdare in the South Wales valleys, where the people’s love of…

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  Michael Lloyd  Conductor David Cohen   Cello Parry Elegy for Brahms Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor (soloist: David Cohen) Bruckner Symphony no 9 The music for this concert, as the regular concert date closest to the 40th Anniversary of the then Chandos Sinfonia, has been chosen after much thought as to how best celebrate this milestone.  Opening with the emotional Elegy for Brahms, the evening continues with Elgar's wonderful Cello Concerto. By turns soulful, passionate, spirited and wistful, this work is arguably the…

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    ARMISTICE CENTENARY CONCERT James Gilchrist, tenor Philip Dukes, viola Anna Tilbrook, piano ‘Faith, Fate and the Futility of War’ Purcell arr. Britten  Evening Hymn (1947) Purcell arr. Britten  Lord, What is Man? (1947) Rebecca Clarke  Come, Oh Come, my life's delight (1912) Rebecca Clarke  Passacaglia for Viola and Piano (1941) Rebecca Clarke  Weep no more sad fountains (1912) Britten  Lachrymae (1950) David Bednall  The Mower (2017) Elgar arr. Tertis for viola and piano  Cello Concerto, Slow movement (1920)…

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Beauty and the Beast

November 23rd - November 24th

  Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, Beauty and the Beast. Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster. Little does she know that he…

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Malvern Festival Chorus

November 25th 6:00 pm

  Malvern Festival Chorus presents an evening of sacred choral music in the great classical tradition by two of the genre’s foremost composers, J. S. Bach and W. A. Mozart. Originally composed in the key of E-flat in 1723, Bach subsequently transposed his glorious Magnificat to the brighter key of D, a more satisfactory key for the trumpets. Mozart’s Mass in C K317 was composed over 50 years later and probably gained its popular title of Coronation Mass as a…

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  It's time to get well and truly in the Christmas spirit as smash-hit musical production The Elvis Years brings its very special seasonal twist to theatres across the UK in December 2018. Experience an Elvis-style Christmas like never before in an evening packed with solid-gold Elvis classics, plus all the moments that make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. An impromptu pre-show Yuletide welcome will get you in the party mood ahead of the main event; two…

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A Beautiful Noise

November 30th 7:30 pm

  Award winning Fisher Stevens celebrates the life and music of Neil Diamond, one of the world’s greatest ever singer songwriters in A Beautiful Noise. Fisher and his sensational band take you through five decades of Diamond’s biggest hits including Brooklyn Roads, Heartlight, September Morn, Hello, and of course, Sweet Caroline, plus many more. With Stevens’ extraordinary vocal range, relaxed sense of humour and stage presence, live band and backing singers this is the ultimate musical journey that all Diamond…

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December 2018

The Knot

December 1st 7:45 pm

  You’re invited to a completely different wedding celebration where the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids are all world-class dancers and audience members are the wedding guests. The Knot, about ritual, doubt, nerves and the sheer magic of weddings is Didy Veldman’s latest dance creation and follows the huge success of The Happiness Project: “The Happiness Project is terrifically enjoyable and, marking the long-awaited launch of Veldman’s own company, it promises even better things to come”  ★★★★ – Judith Mackrell,…

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Santa in Love

December 4th - December 5th

  Have you ever wanted to know a secret? A Christmas secret! Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman? Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. Could it be presents? Could it be reindeer? Could it be snow?…

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Kate Rusby at Christmas

December 6th 7:45 pm

  With a career spanning over 25 years in music, Kate Rusby is one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters - melding old and new so you can barely see the join. A Mercury Prize nominee, Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate Rusby's beautiful, expressive…

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      Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2018’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more. This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended…

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Santa in Love

December 8th 2:00 pm

  Have you ever wanted to know a secret? A Christmas secret! Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman? Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. Could it be presents? Could it be reindeer? Could it be snow?…

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  ‘The Nutcracker and I’ by Alexandra Dariescu, is a new and innovative 50-minute live performance based on the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream. Alexandra inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara: from little girl to concert pianist and invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up. On stage will be a grand piano, played by Dariescu herself, and ballerina Désirée Ballantyne behind a see-through…

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A Christmas Concert

December 12th 7:30 pm

  A Classical English Christmas with the Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral and Orchestra of the Swan.   Trad. arr. David Willcocks Once in Royal David’s City G.F.Handel Overture and Pastoral Symphony from “Messiah” Trad. arr. David Willcocks Angelus ad virginem                                                                 Patrick Hadley I Sing of a Maiden Trad. arr. David Willcocks The…

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  The Osmonds are still as active now as they ever were and still fronted by Merrill and Jay. The Osmond Brothers – Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay, recorded their first record album in 1963, and since that time with the addition of Donny, Marie, and Jimmy, collectively and individually, the family has had approximately 200 albums released. The Osmonds have had a phenomenally successful recording career, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide and 59 gold and platinum award records to their credit. Their 1974…

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Beyond The Barricade

December 15th 7:45 pm

  ‘Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live! Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables, present a blockbusting two hour show, and is now established as the nation’s favourite musical theatre concert.   Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage…

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  Armonico Consort & Orchestra Director | Christopher Monks   Bach Cantata BWV140 ‘Wachet Auf’ Bach Brandenburg Concerto no 4 Charpentier Messe de Minuit pour Noël   The majesty of Bach and the exuberance of Charpentier build the perfect way to begin the festive celebrations. Wachet Auf’brings Bach’s most famous melody, which has inspired composers, artists and even Lloyds Bank! Bach’s genius for melody and counterpoint of the Cantata is paired with the delightful quirks of structure and instrumentation of…

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  ‘A Christmas Night at the Opera’  With London Festival Opera  Featuring the great operas of Mozart, Rossini,Verdi, Bizet, Puccini, Offenbach, Gilbert & Sullivan and more.   The artists appear in sumptuous Victorian evening dress, recreating the grandeur and glamour of past times, accompanied by a fine chamber ensemble on a handsome period set.  This is a performance created for opera lovers and newcomers alike! Join in the Christmas spirit by singing popular carols with the soloists! London Festival Opera has…

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Bolshoi: The Nutcracker

December 23rd 3:00 pm

  LIVE BROADCAST Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Libretto Yuri Grigorovich  Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet  On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins. The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, The Nutcracker, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to…

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January 2019

CBSO Viennese New Year Gala

5th January 2019 7:45 pm

  Stephen Bell – Conductor Jennifer France – Soprano   PROGRAMME J. Strauss II Die Fledermaus: Overture and Laughing Song, 11′ Waldteufel Estudiantina Waltz, 6′ Lehár The Merry Widow: Vilja Song, 6′ E. Strauss Mit Dampf! Polka, 2′ J. Strauss II Persian March, 2′ J. Strauss II Tales from the Vienna Woods, 9′ J. Strauss II Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, 3′ Lehár On my lips every kiss is like wine, 5′ J. Strauss Die Libelle Polka-Mazurka, 5′ J. Strauss II New Pizzicato…

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  BEETHOVEN VIOLIN SONATA SERIES 2018-2020 Tasmin Little, violin Martin Roscoe, piano Beethoven  Sonata for piano and violin No.2 in A, Op.12 No.2 Beethoven  Sonata for piano and violin No.4 in A minor, Op.23 Beethoven  Sonata for piano and violin No.5 in F, Op.24, ‘Spring’ Beethoven  Sonata for piano and violin No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3 Tasmin Little OBE has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. Her multi-award winning and varied career encompasses international concerto and…

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Johnny Cash Roadshow

25th January 2019 7:45 pm

  The Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. The only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! This year prepare for a musical and emotional rollercoaster, unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. This is the UK and Europe’s most recognised celebration of Cash’s music, with respected singer/songwriter Clive John, re-creating with astounding accuracy and truly capturing the essence of what…

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ESO with Pavel Šporcl

26th January 2019 7:45 pm

  Kenneth Woods Conductor Pavel Šporcl Violin Today's premier Czech violinist joins the ESO for this festive evening of some of Dvořák's most beloved works, with his fiery Violin Concerto complemented by the ever-popular Slavonic Dances and the Eighth Symphony. Dvořák Slavonic Dances op. 72 (selections) Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor op. 53 Dvořák Symphony no. 8 in G minor op. 88   Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.

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The Lionel Richie Songbook

30th January 2019 7:45 pm

  Endorsed by Lionel Richie, this brand-new production features a stellar line-up of world class musicians and the awesome talent of Malcolm Pitt as the voice of Lionel Richie. This a magical evening of pure Lionel Richie and the Commodores includes all the greatest hits... Easy, Say You Say Me, Stuck On You, Dancing On The Ceiling, Three Times A Lady, Hello, All Night Long and many more... Expect a powerhouse and breathtaking performance as the iconic Lionel Richie in this must-see theatre production from the creators of Talon –…

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February 2019

  J.S. Bach Easter Oratorio & H. Biber Missa Bruxellensis à 23 Armonico Consort has cemented its reputation in recreating authentic performances of baroque music created on an epic scale.  They have earned 5 star reviews from the Times through the courage and theatrical drama of these spectacular recreations. Biber’s Missa Bruxellensis à 23 follows on from the majestic enormity of the Missa Salisburgensis, with groups of choirs and orchestral players spread wide across the stage, surrounding the audience with…

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  PRESIDENT’S SUNDAY AFTERNOON SCHUBERT CYCLE SERIES 2017-2019 Roderick Williams, baritone Iain Burnside, piano Schubert Schwanengesang, D.957          Im Frühling, D.882; Herbst, D.945; Im Haine, D.738; Der Einsame, D.800; Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D.558; An Rosa, D.316; Die Liebe hat gelogen, D.751; Rückweg, D.476; Totengräbers Heimweh, D.842; Auf den Tod einer Nachtigall, D.399   Malvern Concert Club’s President, Roderick Williams OBE, and Iain Burnside return to Malvern for this last annual recital in their series encompassing all three of Schubert’s…

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March 2019

  La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) Conductor: Enrique Mazzola Cast: Marie (Pretty Yende), Tonio (Javier Camarena), Marquise of Berkenfield (Stephanie Blythe), Sulpice (Maurizio Muraro) Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. The famous aria “Ah,  Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is known as the Mount Everest for tenorsone of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarenatake on the challenging vocal fireworks in this revival, a co-production with London’s Royal Opera House and…

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  Wihan Quartet Leoš Čepický, violin     Jan Schulmeister, violin Jakub Čepický, viola     Michal Kaňka, cello Haydn  Quartet in G, Op.54, No.1 Beethoven  Quartet No. 16 in F, Op.135 Tchaikovsky  Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, Op.30   The Wihan Quartet has been described by International Record Review as ‘one of the best quartets in the world today.’  In 2015 the Quartet celebrated 30 years since its formation, and over the years it has developed an outstanding reputation for the…

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  For one night only, THE SENSATIONAL 60’s EXPERIENCE returns by huge popular demand to Malvern. With a brand new production for 2019 this is without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK. Six legendary names take to the stage to deliver a night never to be forgotten. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost. Hits include: Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Little Children, A Little Loving, plus many more. So,…

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  Michael Lloyd Conductor Aydin Onac Piano Berlioz Carnival Romain Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 2 Mahler Symphony No 1 "Titan" Opening with Berlioz's effervescent Roman Carnival Overture, the first concert of the 40th Anniversary season sees the long-awaited return an old friend of the orchestra, Aydin Onac, to play arguably Rachmaninov's most famous work. Chandos has been fortunate to work with Aydin on a number of occasions during its four decades, and the orchestra is delighted that he can be part…

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    Rumours of Fleetwood Mac - Anniversary Tour 50 Years - The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2019 with its 'Anniversary Tour’, a brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era. Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

29th March 2019 - 30th March 2019

  Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. This year there are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along both nights for two entirely different film programmes. Two…

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April 2019

The Bootleg Beatles

10th April 2019 7:45 pm

  The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the sixties, every tiny detail is meticulously covered from costumes to authentic period instruments; from their witty ‘Scouse’ banter to their ‘inflection perfect’ vocal mimicry. Complete with a little help from their orchestral ensemble, this is a not-to-be-missed spectacular for ‘Beatlemaniacs’ of all ages. It’s not…

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May 2019

  ELGAR CHAMBER MUSIC CENTENARY CONCERT Brodsky Quartet Daniel Rowland, violin leader and soloist Ian Belton, violin     Paul Cassidy, viola Jacqueline Thomas, cello Martin Roscoe, piano Elgar  String Quartet in E minor, Op.83 Elgar  Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82 Elgar   Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84   This very special concert celebrates the centenary of the first performances of the three major chamber works by Sir Edward Elgar, Founder of Malvern Concert Club, all written in 1918. The Quartet…

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