Simon Mayor and Hilary James
with special guests Beverley Community Choir
2 December 7:30pm Toll Gavel United Church
Tickets from Beverley TIC  Tel: 01482 391672 or on-line from 
A riot of music and seasonal fun! 
Folk, blues, swing and classical show-stoppers from popular favourites, Hilary James and Simon Mayor making a welcome return to Toll Gavel Church with a pre-Christmas treat. 
Simon is one of the world’s leading mandolin virtuosos (just Google ‘YouTube’ Simon Mayor – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’) and Hilary’s ‘elegant singing’ features ‘one of Britain’s finest voices’ (BBC Radio 4).  
Join them for some snow-capped seasonal songs and mandolin and fiddle instrumentals hot enough to cook a turkey. New takes on some old favourites alongside some beautiful French carols, poignant traditional songs, original settings of seasonal poems and the silliest of sing-alongs.
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Welcoming special guests Beverley Community Choir
‘Left you feelin lik you were floatin on a peerie cloud somewhar.’
Shetland Times
‘Just fantastic to go and see live’
BBC Radio 3
‘A whole stream of mirthful anecdotes, blurry-fingered precision and sweetly sung blues, standards and folk songs’
The Glasgow Herald
‘One of Britain’s finest voices’
BBC Radio 4
‘Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso’ 
‘Sheer Musical Brilliance.’
BBC World Service


Candlelit Christmas concert
With Amy Karoura & Nick Pynn
Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley
Thursday 14 December 2017 7.30pm

Richard Durrant will be making a welcome return to Beverley for a Candlelit Christmas Concert.  For many music lovers across the UK Christmas doesn’t properly begin without attending one of Richard’s Candlelit Christmas concerts.  This year Richard is once again joined by master folk fiddler Nick Pynn and singer Amy Kakoura, two great musicians who help take this show into the heart of Christmas.From the oldest song in the Oxford Book of Carols to Fairytale of New York on ukulele, this is a concert full of surprises and midwinter charm.  With the evocative, wintry sound of early music, favourite carols and pure, celebratory folk tunes these concerts have become a much loved part of Christmas for audiences throughout the United Kingdom.



Friday December 15th 2017. 7pm
Culture:Orchestra and Culture:Voce present a programme of Christmas music with highlights from Frozen and The Polar Express, choral works from Ola Gjello and Eriks Esenvalds, traditional Christmas pieces reimagined and a few Christmas pop songs that we all new and love.

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December 22nd 2017. 2pm – 4pm & 6pm – 10pm
Just drop into the Manse and let our Minister wish you a Happy Christmas!



An Evening of Song
Soprano – Kathryn Jenkin, Mezzo Soprano – Deborah Davison, Tenor – Ben Kerslake, Bass – Andrew Tinkler, and  Pianist – Simon Haynes.

Saturday 6 January 2018        7.30pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley HU17 9AA
The London Theatre Voices make a welcome return to Beverley with An Evening of Song.  The group have performed concerts in many different styles at Beverley, including Gilbert and Sullivan Evenings, Opera Evenings,  and Music Theatre Evenings, so this year they have decided to combine all 3 Genres. The 1st half will be packed with Gilbert and Sullivan’s biggest hits and the 2nd half full of operatic arias, duets and quartets, and also they will be squeezing in some songs from the Shows.

Former Opera North cellist MR presents the Lyrical Cello
Thursday 15 February 2018        7.30pm
Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley HU17 9AA
During 2017/19, Miriam Roycroft and Lance Coburn are performing the entire repertoire for cello and piano by Bohuslav Martinù at selected venues throughout Ireland. They are delighted to present some of these enticing and rarely-heard compositions in Beverley.  The ‘Nocturnes’ and ‘Rossini Variations’ are typical examples displaying Martinù’s distinctive Czech expressionism with jazz-influenced rhythms and colours much in evidence.
Together with Prokofiev’s beautifully lyrical sonata, premiered by and dedicated to Msitislav Rostropvich, they will also perform two pieces originally composed for voice; the beautiful ‘Suite Popular’ by Manuel de Falla and Beethoven’s ‘Bei Männern’ variations from the The Magic Flute.

Tickets for all concerts cost Adults £15, Concessions £13 all children under 14 FREE with full paying adult, additional children £5 and are available from Beverley Library or call 01482 395320 or visit