Celestial Candles are relit…


Our successful CELESTIAL CANDLES format has been adopted by Gordon Baldwin, who has organised a concert to be held on Friday 18 March 2016 at Little Bytham church, Saint Medard and St Gildard’s, at 7pm. As part of the programme our former vicar, the Rev Sue Evans, will be returning to sing and play guitar.

Also on the bill is professional cellist Audrey Riley, who has played with bands such as The Smiths, Coldplay, The Communards, and The Smashing Pumpkins. She will be playing part of a piece specially composed for her by Gavin Bryars (whose music has also been recorded by Julian Lloyd Webber, amongst others).

Other performers include Clare and Peter Hitchcox on recorders and church organ; Robert Brownlow, who will perform a comic recitation, and Simon Garbutt on tin whistles, who will accompany the Rev Sue for some songs with an Irish flavour.

The concert will be followed by a meal in the Village Hall, with a free glass of wine (but donations are always welcome!). Tickets £5 from 01780 410060 or 01780 411226.

Funds raised will be split between the church and the Tilden Project Nepal, a charity based in Little Bytham that raises money for village projects in a particularly impoverished part of Nepal.

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  1. The concert was well attended and raised £482 to be split between the Tilden Nepal Project and Little Bytham Church.
    Many thanks to all the performers and volunteers from Little Bytham Village Hall for providing an excellent supper after the concert.
    Bythams Music’s own Simon Garbutt was joined by Rev. Sue Evans and they performed a trio of Irish music including Delaney’s Donkey.
    Sue Evans, Clare and Peter Hitchcock performed pieces, both vocal and on the recorder and the Church Organ.
    Audrey Riley performed two movements of the cello piece Tre Laude Dolce written by Gavin Bryers.
    Robert Brownlow gave us the monologue Albert and the Lion made famous by Stanley Holloway.
    A great evening of entertainment and food, which we hope to repeat in the future.

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