Folk Weekend 2020 Festival Choir!
Directed by Paul Sartin
Littlemore Village Hall - Railway Lane, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4PY, UK
Our Saturday morning 'official opening' has been a popular festival event for the last few years, with dozens of singers learning a song and coming together to perform at the Ashmolean Museum, welcoming festival visitors in style. Now for the first time we are very excited to present an official Festival Choir, directed by Paul Sartin, acclaimed choral director and singer with Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast, and Faustus.)
The choir will meet for four rehearsals in the run up to Folk Weekend 2020, and will learn two or three songs to perform at the Festival Opening Ceremony, which takes place at the Ashmolean Museum on the morning of Saturday 18th April.
Rehearsals will take place at Littlemore Village Hall, on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm.
There will also be a rehearsal on Saturday 18th April immediately before the performance.
To purchase tickets please click on ‘Get tickets’ above. We are offering three ticket types for this event:
- Standard ticket is the ‘normal’ price that we would charge for the event
- Pay a bit more is for those who can afford to, and would like to make a donation towards the event
- Pay a bit less is for those who would find the standard ticket a bit of a stretch, for whatever reason
You can purchase whichever ticket you like; you don’t need to give a reason, and you won’t be asked for any proof of need.
We are trialling this ticket system to help make our events more accessible to more people, and to allow those who would happily pay a bit more to do so easily, helping us to subsidise tickets for those who can’t afford them.
The choir is open to everyone and there is no need to audition.
There is a small car park at the hall, and additional parking in Railway Lane. The hall is close to the 3A bus route that runs up Iffley Road from Oxford city centre.
There is ramp access to the hall through double doors and level access throughout. Inside there is a standard disabled toilet which allows users to bring a wheelchair alongside the toilet for a side transfer.
The car park surface is stones, but we can place cones to mark off a space next to the wide tarmac pathway leading to the front door. Please let us know if this would be helpful.
If you need to bring a carer with you in order to attend then please contact us for a free carers ticket. If you would like to attend but the cost is a barrier please get in touch and we will do our best to help.
Paul Sartin is a prolific and highly-regarded performer and composer, and a long-time director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers (so called because they rehearse in the loft at the Andover Iron Age Museum). Through his work with the singers, Paul has been able to explore and arrange a variety of traditional English music, such as the beautiful arrangement of 'Queen of the May' in the video below.