Afternoons of fine music will feature throughout July as the Orangery Concerts take place at Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
The first concert of the month, on Thursday, 7 July at 2-3pm, is the Driffield Ukulele Band. Listen, sing, tap your feet and rattle your jewellery to this fantastic band, covering a wide range of music, including pop, folk and country, jazz and blues, and contemporary rock.
On Sunday, 10 July, Que Vive Duo will play a piano duet at 2-3.15pm. The duo are two ex-music teachers who have been playing piano duets for over 20 years, chiefly at stately homes. They perform music for all tastes, from classical, romantic and even jazz.
For Thursday, 14 July, at 2-3pm, Eric Hart and Dorothy Greaves will perform their popular piano and vocal duo.
The Buckrose Concert Band will, on Sunday, 17 July at 2-4pm, provide an afternoon of popular music and music from film, stage and TV. The band is a not-for-profit community wind band, consisting of woodwind, brass and percussion sections.
Aidan returns on Thursday, 21 July at 2-3pm with Music with a Smile. Accompanying himself on button accordion, he will deliver a selection of songs and tunes in his own style, with the occasional surprise. Aidan’s influences include the Irish ballad bands such as The Dubliners and The Furey, and others from the British Isles and beyond.
On Sunday, 24 July, Helen Drewery will provide an afternoon of piano-based music. Helen, a classically trained freelance pianist and private piano teacher based in Pocklington, has considerable experience as both a soloist and accompanist.
The Furness Music Centre Community Orchestra and Choir will perform on the next afternoon, Monday, 25 July. The Furness Music Centre is a charity providing opportunities for all people across the Furness area to play together in orchestras and chambers groups, and sing together in a choir. The performance at the concert is at 2-3pm.
Louise Sanderson will play on the last Thursday of the month, on the 28th, at 2-3pm. Louise leads the orchestra for Hull Choral Union and plays first violin in the orchestras for East Riding County Choir and Hull Bach Choir. While classically trained, Louise enjoys playing in a variety of styles and is confident the audience will enjoy the wide selection of music she will play, from classical to folk, musicals, film and classy pop!
To round off an entertaining July, the Ad Hoc Singers will play on Sunday, 31 July at 2-3.15pm, delighting the audience will their wide-ranging repertoire that encompasses church music, musical theatre and popular classics.
Admission charges will apply for all concert performances at Sewerby Hall and Gardens; please visit the website for details at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk or (01262) 673769.