What’s On during the 4th Havant Music Festival

Emsworth Concert Band present a St George’s Day Concert

Thursday 23rd April, 7:30pm.
Come along and enjoy your favourite English music. You might need your St George’s Day flag to wave!


Emsworth Baptist Church,
North Street,
Emsworth, PO10 7BY

Tickets £10 (students £5)


Bosmere School Choir

Friday 24th April, 12:45pm

St Faith’s Church
West Street,
Havant, PO9 1EH

There is no charge, but you are invited to contribute to the retiring collection, which will be shared, after venue costs, with the Music Festival and the performers. Refreshments will be available or you can bring your own packed lunch.


The Courtiers

Friday 24th April, 7:00pm for 7:15pm. Folk music from these islands and beyond
Returning for a second year, The Courtiers draw their influences from traditional folk music from these islands and beyond playing a mix of tunes and songs on fiddle, flutes, guitar and bouzouki plus an intriguing rhythm section on foot-drum! They’ve just released a CD, recorded live, which captures their vibrancy and trademark stage banter. www.thecourtiers.co.uk Facebook; @TheCourtiers


Northney Farm Barn,
Hayling Island, PO11 0SE

Tickets £15 (students £10)
The ticket price includes a meal of lasagne (ordinary or veggie) at 8.00 pm. There’s a bar and the famed Northney Farm ice creams are available. Please book by 5pm on April 21st stating choice of meal and any dietary requirements.


Jay Jupe with the Leigh Park Community Singers

Saturday 25th April, 3:00pm
Jay grew up in Leigh Park, and has an amazing tenor voice. He’s on track to become one of the UK’s foremost singers in a few years, so come and hear him before Covent Garden snaps him up!


St James’ Church
Church Path
Emsworth, PO10 7DP

Tickets £10 (students £5)


The Renaissance Choir

Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm. Italian Renaissance Masters
The choir will be singing music from Italy, including Scarlatti, Carreira, Victoria and Palestrina. The choir will sing a balance of intensively beautiful sacred works and jaunty secular pieces.


St Faith’s Church
West Street
Havant, PO9 1EH

Tickets £12 (students £6)


Elizabeth-Jane Baldry Harp Recital

Sunday 26th April, 3:00pm. This concert is part of the 850th Commemoration of Thomas à Becket’s murder in Canterbury Cathedral.

Elizabeth-Jane is an internationally acclaimed harpist, who grew up in Emsworth. She returns after her wonderful performance at the 2nd Havant Music Festival to take you on a Musical Journey through Eight Centuries – a Harp Concert to commemorate 850 years since Thomas à Becket’s death.


St Thomas à Becket Church
Church Lane
Warblington, PO9 2TU

Tickets £10 (students £5)


Spirit of the South supported by young Local Singers

Sunday 26th April, 7:00pm

Spirit of the South are a local women’s choir who sing a cappella arrangements of songs, in 4 part harmony, in a variety of popular genres, from traditional, through the 60s to the present day. They will sing a varied programme.


St James’ Church Hall
Church Path
Emsworth, PO10 7DP

Tickets £10 (students £5)


Cowplain Ukulele Players

Monday 27th April, 12:45pm

Take a trip down memory lane with the Cowplain Ukulele Players

Cowplain Ukulele Players are an established band with around 50 instrumentalists playing a variety of ukuleles from sopranos to base. We enjoy playing and singing popular music from the 40s to the present day, allowing us to entertain young school children through to the more elderly generation. We are always well received and best of all is the pleasure we experience in making people happy.

Pastoral Centre,
St Peter’s Square,
Emsworth, PO10 7AQ

There is no charge, but you are invited to contribute to the retiring collection, which will be shared, after venue costs, with the Music Festival and the performers. Refreshments will be available or you can bring your own packed lunch.


On a Different Note

Tuesday 28th April, 12:45pm

United Reformed Church
North Street,
Havant, PO9 1PP

There is no charge, but you are invited to contribute to the retiring collection, which will be shared, after venue costs, with the Music Festival and the performers. Refreshments will be available or you can bring your own packed lunch.

On a Different Note – we invite you to join Kim G for a lunch time sing to exercise your memory and share in the joy of singing with others (dementia friendly).


Cool Rain

Wednesday 27th April, 12:45pm


Pastoral Centre,
St Peter’s Square,
Emsworth, PO10 7AQ

There is no charge, but you are invited to contribute to the retiring collection, which will be shared, after venue costs, with the Music Festival and the performers. Refreshments will be available or you can bring your own packed lunch.


Meridian after dark with the Urban Vocal Group

Wednesday 29th April, 7:00pm
Come and hear the amazing talent of our youngsters and their parents. It was their concert in September 2016 that triggered the idea of the Havant Music Festival which started in March 2017.


Meridian Centre
Elm Lane
Havant, PO9 1UN

Tickets £2 only available from performers or on the door on West Street precinct or entry from the car park. (parking possible for a donation)


Beryl Francis Piano Recital

Thursday 30th April, 12:45pm

St Faith’s Church
West Street
Havant, PO9 1EH

There is no charge, but you are invited to contribute to the retiring collection, which will be shared, after venue costs, with the Music Festival and the performers. Refreshments will be available or you can bring your own packed lunch.


Memory Lane

Friday 1st May 12:45pm

United Reformed Church
North Street,
Havant, PO9 1PP

There is no charge, but you are invited to contribute to the retiring collection, which will be shared, after venue costs, with the Music Festival and the performers. Refreshments will be available or you can bring your own packed lunch.


Gala Dinner with The Sunbeams

Friday 1st May 7:00pm for 7:15pm
Book a table with your friends and be ready to support the grand raffle in aid of Dementia Friendly Havant working in partnership with Dementia Friendly Hampshire, Registered Charity No.1165292. Tickets include a buffet meal, please book by 5pm on 28th April stating dietary requirements.



Newtown House Hotel,
Manor Rd,
Hayling Island, PO11 0QR

Tickets £16 (students £12)

Michael, Vanessa and Tilly Hawes, The Sunbeams, are a family acoustic trio from Hayling Island.

The Sunbeams acoustic music covers an extensive mix of music genres including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Retro and Country Music, and it’s growing all the time. From well known covers from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Eric Clapton, Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Beatles, The Temptations, The Everly Brothers and The Eagles to more recent covers from Paloma Faith, Adele, Kinks and Coldplay. The Sunbeams have a music repertoire to suit everyone and will help you to create a memorable event for you and your guests.


Peter Roger’s Guitar Recital with support from Graham Elliot on cello

Saturday 2nd May, 3:00pm
Peter qualified from the University of Chichester with first class honours in classical guitar performance, having studied with Paul Gregory and Amanda Cook. Peter’s recitals take you on a journey across the world and through time.

Graham is a cellist of international experience, who has played with leading musicians of the 20th century. He will illustrate some Bach pieces, and after the interval play one of his favourites.

Emsworth Baptist Church,
North Street,
Emsworth,
PO10 7BY

Tickets £10 (students £5)


Central Hall Community Gospel Choir

Saturday 2nd May, 7:30pm

We are a friendly bunch of people who get together to sing. Actually there is a bit more to it than that. We sing at about 12 -15 events per year, such as festivals, fêtes, weddings, funerals, and of course concerts.

Our repertoire includes a very wide range of music, not just traditional gospels and spirituals, but African songs, modern songs and standards. They are usually arranged specially for us by our director Penny Hastings in 4 part harmony. This is our 3rd visit to the Havant Music Festival.

St Faith’s Church
West Street
Havant, PO9 1EH

Tickets £8 (students £4)


The Kalore Trio with Robert Blanken, clarinettist

Sunday 3rd May, 3:00pm. An afternoon recital of Romantic Works

Returning by popular request, the Kalore Trio features players from local orchestras and will delight you.

St Faith’s Church
West Street
Havant, PO9 1EH

Tickets £10 (students £5)


The Village Voices

Sunday 3rd May, 7:30pm. A Collection of Choral Works
Come and join us in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE day, with popular songs from that era, and the opportunity to sing along with some of them. A fitting finale for the 4th Havant Music Festival

The Pallant Hall
The Pallant
Havant, PO9 1BE

Tickets £10 (students £5)

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