Oxjam Beeston 2019
Thank you Beeston
Oxjam rocked Beeston & Beeston rocked Oxjam!!! You came out in your droves to celebrate the best of local music in a carnival atmosphere, bringing the streets of Beeston alive once again. In addition to our Takeover event, we've enjoyed some amazing music at Oxjam House Concerts, Operatic Arias, Recital and the ever popular Ceilidh. Your feedback, pics and videos have been fantastic!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the amazing artists who perform for free and our enthusiastic volunteers who support Oxjam Beeston Music Festival along with our dedicated sound engineers, awesome venues, generous sponsors and most importantly all our Oxjammers from far and wide who make the festival such a success. The legendary Beeston community spirit is alive and kicking!!!
All funds raised go to Oxfam to make a difference to communities in urgent need around the world. We're delighted to announce that Oxjam Beeston 2019 has raised a whopping £26,460!!!
Roll on next year :-)
This event has 5 sub-events:
19 Oct 2019
The Takeover is back for a record breaking 9th year on Saturday 19th October! TICKETS Music is free at all ...
What is a house concert? A Beeston Oxjam House Concert is a small intimate acoustic or unplugged concert held in ...
12 Oct 2019
Saturday 12th October Following their inaugural Arias two years ago, we're thrilled that Il Bel Quattro vocal quartet, with the ...
23 Nov 2019
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT Saturday 23rd November Get your dancing shoes and cool moves ready, the enormously popular ...
17 Nov 2019
17th November, 3pm at Middle Street Resource Centre Smaller than ‘Classical Oxjam’, bigger than a House Concert, Oxjam Beeston presents ...
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A Sunday Afternoon Recital
Ever innovative, the Oxjam Beeston Music Festival this year developed a hybrid of its ‘Classical’ and ‘House’ concerts with a small-scale song recital on a Sunday afternoon.
Nearly 60 people gathered at Middle Street Resource Centre in November where they were entertained by Elaine Chipchase (mezzo-soprano) and Colin Tucker (tenor) accompanied at the keyboard by John Wilson.
Elaine’s choices ranged from Henry Purcell to Kurt Weill by way of some Victorian-era settings by Roger Quilter of renaissance lyrics, ending with the lovely ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square.” She also presented three songs by Samuel Barber along with musical versions of poems by Byron and Shelley set by Alexander L’Estrange, and of A E Housman set by Barber and George Butterworth.
Colin chose songs mainly from the twentieth century with settings by Vaughan Williams, John Ireland and Benjamin Britten amongst others. He sang the well-known ‘Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair’ by Stephen Foster in a somewhat startlingly modern version from the 1980s. He finished with Finzi’s rousing setting of Shakespeare’s “It Was a Lover and his Lass”.
John Wilson accompanied throughout on keyboard mainly as piano but occasionally as harpsichord.
Audience members said they appreciated the variety of songs they had heard, some familiar but many for the first time. They showed their generosity and the afternoon’s profit for Oxjam was over £400.
Awesome night at The Royal British Legion - Beeston on Saturday! Thank you to rocking band, The Beeston Ceilidh Collective, and the fantastic team at the Legion. And of course the legendary Oxjam Beeston revellers who bought tickets and danced with joy and gusto the whole night through!
This was our last event for Oxjam 2019, so watch this space for news of the final total which is going to be another biggie!
OXJAM CEILIDH TONIGHT HAS NOW SOLD OUT.
OXJAM RAFFLE NEWS!
Our super duper raffle organiser Jules tells me that the raffle has been drawn, winners have been informed and prizes will be delivered this week .
Nice one Jules, and thanks everyone who bought tickets .
Extremely loud, beware!
Branflakes ripping it up at Berliner!
Trad. Great fun start.
Great drums and vocals
Great mix of soulful tunes, funky rythms.