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The Beekeepers, The Gamebirds and Dovercourt Quartet.

Category: Events Published on 23 May 2018 admin
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The Beekeepers, The Gamebirds and Dovercourt Quartet
Friday June 1st, 7.30pm
 

The Beekeepers play lovely arrangements of medieval/early and traditional (folk) tunes in harmony, producing a unique blend of music with a mellow feel that everyone can enjoy - ‘chamber music’ with a bit of a difference. The Gamebirds are a women’s quartet singing traditional music in harmony, specialising in close harmony arrangements from the folk repertoire.
Dovercourt Quartet are a line-up of soprano, alto, tenor and bass and will be performing West Gallery Anthems, Barber’s Shop and Madrigals. 


All proceeds to Friends of Bishops' House, (many thanks to the performers!),
Free glass of wine or juice

Tickets - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-beekeepers-the-gamebirds-and-dovercourt-quartet-tickets-44525944298?aff=erelpanelorg

Chris Kolonko - Sheffield’s Wartime Anti-Aircraft Defences

Category: Events Published on 15 April 2018 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 4th July 2018 - 7.30pm

Find out about Sheffield’s wartime anti-aircraft defences and the part they played in the defence of the city during two World Wars. This talk by archaeologist Chris Kolonko will investigate the development of anti-aircraft defences, looking at surviving examples in and around Sheffield and how these would have operated during air raids. He will also bring some anti-aircraft gun related items from his collection.

Free entry,  but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

Professor John Moreland “Reforming Bradbourne: the impact of the Reformation in the Peak District”

Category: Events Published on 15 April 2018 Nick Robinson
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Monday 18th June 2018 - 7.30pm

This presentation will use evidence from Bradbourne’s Anglo-Saxon stone cross and the church to chart the ‘progress’ of Reformation in this part of Derbyshire. The material evidence and the texts speak to us of iconoclasm, destruction, resistance and eventual Reformation. There will be some references to the situation in Sheffield, especially with regard to its Anglo-Saxon cross. In conjunction with the University of Sheffield 500 Reformations

Free entry, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

Juxtavoices

Category: Events Published on 13 April 2018 Nick Robinson
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Sunday July 15 2018  4pm

Sheffield's groundbreaking antichoir, Juxtavoices, have created a new piecewritten specifically for Bishops' House. For this composition, Juxtavoices will be using the actual fabric of the building and its mysterious sounds and spaces in order to create an unforgettable sonic experience for the audience - we can't tell you exactly what we're going to do, that would spoil it!

We will be previewing the piece in a brief performance at 3pm, while the house is still open to the public, and then again at 4pm with some extra material.

Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 25 mostly untrained voices whose repertoire includes members' own compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts. The scores provide structure but freedom of pitch allows improvisation to shape the detail so that no two performances are ever the same. Audiences are unfailingly surprised by the Juxtavoices sound. Some try to name-check composers in the avant-garde tradition but none quite fit. Some shudder at the dark theatricality, some hear the humour, some are outraged while others feel an irresistible urge to join the ranks. This is singing on the edge of not-singing or vice versa, a music only previously heard in a sound-poet's dreams. The group enjoys unusual acoustic spaces - furnace floor or bear pit or library stairwell - as well as churches and more conventional concert venues. It hopes to create a chord which will startle the ghost of Thomas Tallis. Directed by Martin Archer and Alan Halsey Juxtavoices uniquely combines the outer reaches of improvised music and innovative poetry.

Admission free

DAS RAD / freelake

Category: Events Published on 20 May 2018 Nick Robinson
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Thursday 27th September 2018
8pm

The Circuit is a rolling residency around four towns organised by musicians based in Todmorden, Leeds, Sheffield & Derby. As part of their Autumn tour they will be visiting Bishops' House

DAS RAD is a trio consisting of:

Nick Robinson
A former member of Sheffield bands as diverse as Typhoon Saturday, Dig Vis Drill, They Must Be Russians and the Comsat Angels, Nick has for many years offered a range of soundscapes and other looping guitar pieces. Using just the guitar and a laptop, he takes you via the power of improvisation to distant planets. Nick most recent release is "Cotyledon" with his "Lost Garden" duo.
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Martin Archer
Following an early career with 1980s jazz punk pell mellers Bass Tone Trap, followed by the fondly remembered and widely gigged Hornweb Sax Quartet, Martin disappeared into the recording studio for 15 years in 1994, from where he produced a series of highly acclaimed albums for his own Discus imprint. In recent years, as well as forging a several album creative partnership with veteran vocalist Julie Tippetts, Martin currently works with avant rock groups Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere and Combat Astronomy, 35 voice experimental music choir Juxtavoices,and most recently ten piece jazz group Engine Room Favourites, in which Martin revisits his AACM roots.
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Steve Dinsdale
Steve Dinsdale plays keyboards and drums in the leading British electronic trio Radio Massacre International, who have released a plethora of albums over the last 20 years and played concerts in both Europe and America. He is also a member of Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere and Engine Room Favourites, and has several solo albums to his name.

Broadly inspired by the Krautrck and related improvisational electronic music genres, this gig will be the first following the release of the group's debut CD.

freelake - instrumental experiments in a wide sonic landscape, exploring the possibilities of electronics, rhythm and sounds with live playing and improvisation. This solo project by frostlake takes a cross-genre journey using Ableton, Korg analogue synthesizers and Wavedrum, with electro-acoustic instruments eg. bowed bass guitar, Celtic harp and Lute harp. The results are an eclectic mix of transforming atmosphere and melody, taking surprising directions.

£5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the door

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