Stonevale Concerts at St. Giles
10 Mar 2024
A Bard's Tale - Manus Noble (Guitar)
Manus Noble is one of the UK’s leading classical guitarists, known for his unique sound and varied programmes. ‘A Bard’s Tale’ takes the audience on a journey through time and around the world, with music performed on guitar, Irish bouzouki, handspan and shruti box, interspersed with readings of real letters that lend an emotional context to the music.
21 Apr 2024
Musical Odyssey Prizewinners
The prizewinners of the 2023 International Musical Odyssey Course, Lithuanian soprano Valerija Llijn and Romanian pianist Andra Bacila will give a voice and piano recital at St Giles. The programme features songs by Verdi, Puccini, Strauss as well as piano pieces and songs by Rachmaninov.
Great Coxwell is a small English village in Oxfordshire just off the main A420 route between Oxford and Swindon.
Stonevale Concerts started in 2006 in the front room of our house here in Great Coxwell. It was supposed to be a one-off fundraising concert, but due to the success and popularity, we kept going with it, and we have now hosted over 150 concerts in total. Stonevale itself has two grand pianos (Steinway and Yamaha) especially for the two-piano concerts, as well as a dual-manual 8’ harpsichord for Baroque concerts. The venue has a seating capacity of 40 people.
Concerts have always been free but with a donation box to support the artists. After a successful recent concert in our wonderful 12th Century village church, St Giles, and with support from the vicar and her team, we are now also able to use this as a new venue for selected concerts on certain dates through the year.
St Giles Church has a Yamaha Mahogany C3 grand piano and the church can seat up to about 100 people. Whilst there are plans to modernize the facilities there, this will take some time and at present there are no toilets in the church itself.
Stonevale concerts organises classical music concerts in St Giles church and at Stonevale, a small concert room where professional and amateur musicians perform for the local community.
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