Classical Music: Cristian Sandrin, pianist 7th March
Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm

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Wed 7th Mar 19:30

Romanian pianist Cristian Sandrin made his solo debut recital at Wigmore Hall in September, 2017. A recipient of the Martin Music Scholarship Fund Instrumental Fellowship, he is completing his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music on full scholarship. 

Cristian is an active soloist and chamber music collaborator and he presents a programme of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Ravel.

Programme:
Haydn - Piano Sonata in D major Hob. XVI:19
Beethoven - Piano Sonata in D minor op. 31 no. 2 (The Tempest)
Interval
Debussy - La lune descend sur le temple qui fut from Images
Sciarrino - Notturno no. 3 (1998)
Ravel - Noctuelles, Oiseux tristes and Une Barque sur l’océan from Miroirs
Scriabin - Piano Sonata no. 5 op. 53

Tickets: £12


The Red Stripe Band 9th March
Friday 9 March, 8pm

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Fri 9th Mar 20:00

The Red Stripe Band's colourful career has seen their latest CD "Soho Surprise" reach number 10 in the London Jazz Charts. They have played virtually every jazz and blues festival in the UK and picked up best new comer at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2010. 

Expect to be entertained with an energetic mix of original songs, boogie woogie, swing and rock n roll classics in an engaging, ever moving and comical show. 

They are delighted to be once again supported by Tormead Girls Wind Band.

Tickets: £15


The Ron Green Big Band 16th March
Friday 16 March, 8pm

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Fri 16th Mar 20:00

The Ron Green Big Band consists of sixteen musicians and a singer and includes members from Cranleigh, Horsham and Godalming.

Come along for an evening of music from the swing era, with a whole host of well known favourites, sure to get those feet tapping!

Music is under the direction of John Sandford, Saxophone Teacher at Cranleigh School.

Tickets: £12

Geoff Achison & the UK Souldiggers 24th March
Saturday 24 March, 8pm

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Sat 24th Mar 20:00

Following a sell-out tour earlier this year, Geoff Achison brings his full blues-rock experience to Cranleigh Arts! 

He is supported by his UK Souldiggers - internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly, keys man, Paul Jobson and bassman, Andy Hodge. 

Geoff’s exciting blend of raw blues and funky grooves has created scores of devoted fans around the world. He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine and was listed as one of the Top 50 Australian Guitarists in 2012. His latest album, `Another Mile, Another Minute` won 5 Australian Blues Music Awards.

Tickets: £16.50


Live at Cranleigh: Jonas and Jane + support 6th April
Friday 6 April, 7.30pm

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Fri 6th Apr 19:30

Jonas and Jane are a UK Americana Duo consisting of harmony driven vocals and bluegrass influenced guitar and banjo. 

They've toured Texas, Colorado and Arizona and have played many UK festivals including the main stage at Carfest South 2015 to over 35,000 people, following a live performance of their song 'Whispered' on the Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Tickets: £8


Classical Music: Trio Opal 17th April
Tuesday 17 April, 7.30 - 9pm

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Tue 17th Apr 19:30

Three outstanding musicians, Yi-Shing Cheng/Piano, Eriko Nagayama/Violin and Joel Siepmann/Cello.

Trio Opal started in 2017. They have performed at Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, St. Mary Perivale, Royal Academy of Music, St. Barnabas Ealing and many venues in the UK. They regularly have lessons with each musicians’s professor, including Gyorgy Pauk, Christopher Richter and Michael Dussek.

After being nominated by the Academy, they competed for the Patron’s Award in the final round, held at Wigmore Hall. They were also chosen to represent the Academy in the intercollegiate trio competition in April 2018 in Birmingham.

Programme:
R. Schumann - Piano Trio No.1 in D minor Op.63
Rachmaninoff - Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor
Ravel - Piano Trio in A minor, M.67

Tickets: £12


The Bob Dylan Story 21st April
Saturday 21 April, 8pm

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Sat 21st Apr 20:00

Bob and “The Band” transport you back to the Nobel Prize winner’s glory days with a truly authentic and affectionate celebration, complete with stunningly evocative visuals and authoritative insights into the stories behind the songs. Featuring 25 of Dylan’s best-loved hits. 

The Bob Dylan Story is an absolute must see for even the most casual fan.

Tickets: £20


Farlowe, Anderson and Brookes 26th April
Thursday 26 April, 8pm

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Thu 26th Apr 20:00

British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock, Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman, Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues RnB and Gospel in the intimate surroundings of Cranleigh Arts Centre.

Those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember his no.1 hit ‘Out of Time’ & ‘Handbags and Gladrags’ Apart from pursuing his own solo career.

Miller Anderson was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups, Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen.

Along with The Desperate Dan Band, Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually – people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few – having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter),

Tickets: £20

ROH Live: Manon 3rd May
Thursday 3 May, 7.15pm

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Thu 3rd May 19:15

Kenneth MacMillan's powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux's tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet. 

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. 

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini.  

MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.

Running Time: 2hrs 35mins incl 2 intervals

Tickets: £19.75

Kit Holmes 5th May
Saturday 5 May, 8pm

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Sat 5th May 20:00
Kit’s trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through her extensive touring with John Etheridge. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of “blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility”. 

"Impressive…a new British guitar heroine" The Guardian 
 "Macy Gray meets Nick Drake" The Observer 
 "Full of warmth…an absolute delight" The Observer 

Tickets: £14

Free Guitar Workshop 6.45 - 7.30pm - Join Kit Holmes & Al Greenwood for a pre-show guitar workshop. Available to the first 15 people booking tickets to see the show! To qualify, you must request the workshop when you buy your show tickets direct from the Cranleigh Arts Box Office in person or on 01483 278000 (not available on line). Gain expert tips and advice about all aspects of guitar playing! All abilities welcome from age 10 years upwards. Try out some warm-up exercises; explore tab and music; develop your technique, musicianship and performance skills. Bring an acoustic guitar to take part or simply listen and learn!

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Classical Music: Mengyang Pan, Piano 16th May
Wednesday 16 May, 7.30 - 9pm

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Wed 16th May 19:30

Mengyang Pan was Born in China wherr she began her piano studies at the age of three, before becoming junior student at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing at the age of nine. She was accepted to study at the Purcell School in the UK when she turned fourteen before completing her musical education at the Royal College of Music.

She has performed in many venues; Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bruckner Haus amongst many others.

Her interpretation on Debussy was described as ‘so fine that time seemed to stand still. Her shading, use of tone colour, and the most brilliantly clear and precise placing of the music in the highest register was a real joy to hear'. As soloist,

She was presented with the Tagore Gold Medal by HRH Prince Charles in 2007 for outstanding representation of the RCM. In 2011, she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet HM Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh for her contribution to the British music and art industry. 

Tickets: £12


Noble Jacks 26th May
Saturday 26 May, 8pm

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Sat 26th May 20:00

With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK.

Noble Jacks have been touring relentlessly, stompin’ their way round the British folk scene with sold out headline shows promoting their debut album ‘What the Hammer’ as well as shows at major festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Beautiful Days to name a few.


Tickets: £12.50


Judie Tzuke - Peace Has Broken Out Tour 2nd June
Saturday 2 June, 8pm

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Sat 2nd Jun 20:00

After the countrywide, sellout success of the Songs and Stories tour, Judie is back on the road performing more of her special acoustic concerts celebrating the release of her long awaited, new album, 'Peace Has Broken Out'.

This intimate evening of old favourites and songs from the new album, combined with stories from across her life and career.

Judie Tzuke is one of the UK's finest Singer/Songwriters and is known all over the world for her timeless song, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn', with many top 10 albums, including the revered classic, 'Welcome to the Cruise' and her exquisite live shows. Judie will be showing once again what an extraordinary artist she is!

"Much of the audience has been in love with her since Stay With Me Till Dawn echoed around their bedrooms the first time they got their hearts broken" The Independent 

"The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it's still an instrument of icy allure" The Times

"An evening that left everyone present with a warm glow." Get Ready To Rock

One of our foremost, lamentably unsung, female singer/songwriters" Piers Ford

Tickets: £22.50

Celebrate volunteering at Cranleigh Arts 6th June
Wednesday 6 June, 10.30am – 12pm

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Wed 6th Jun 10:30
Its Volunteer’s Week. Come along and meet existing volunteers and discover which role might suit you. 

Katie, our Volunteer Coordinator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. There will be refreshments for those attending and plenty of friendly faces. 

Please email katie@cranleighartscentre.org or call 01483 278000 to register your interest in attending.

Free

Jazz Cat 9th June
Saturday 9 June, 11.30am - 12.15pm
 

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Sat 9th Jun 11:30

Most cats hiss and meow and purr like that, but Ella Cat… can only scat! Poor Ella. She doesn’t want to be different. But soon she learns that sometimes, the thing that makes you different is the best thing of all. 

Come and sing along and help Ella find her voice. A new children's musical from Melanie Gall, creator of four-star (Broadway Baby) Fringe hit Opera Mouse. 

Tickets: £6.50

We’ll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart 9th June
Saturday 9 June, 2pm
 

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Sat 9th Jun 14:00

'We'll Meet Again', 'White Cliffs of Dover', 'A Nightingale Sang' - Dame Vera Lynn's nostalgic songs defined a generation. She was awarded a Damehood, the Burma Star medal, and was the first centenarian with a top 10 album. 

Melanie Gall takes you back to a time when the world was at war, and when Vera Lynn's music galvanized and inspired troops overseas. 

Tickets: £12; £10 over 60's

ROH Live: Swan Lake 12th June
Tuesday 12 June, 7.15pm

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Tue 12th Jun 19:15

The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky's magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John MacFarlane. 

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. 

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

Running time: 3 hours, incl. two intervals

Tickets: £19.75

Sam Kelly’s Station House 15th June
Friday 15 June, 8pm
 

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Fri 15th Jun 20:00

Sam Kelly’s Station House (Sam Kelly, Paul Jobson, Tony Qunta, Richard Sadler, Jerome Marcus, Rowena Poole) is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, reggae and funk. With three ‘lead’ singers and a tight rhythm section, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues. 

Tickets:£12

Hurtwood House Showcase 22nd June
Friday 22 June, 7.30pm
 

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Fri 22nd Jun 19:30
Come along and enjoy a dramatic presentation from some of the sixth form students involved in the Acting Company at Hurtwood School.

£11

English National Opera Gala Performance Fundraiser 26th June
Tuesday 26 June, 7.30 - 9pm

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Tue 26th Jun 19:30

The Trustees of Cranleigh Arts Centre, registered charity no. 284186, invite you to a fundraising event  in support of live music at Cranleigh Arts.

Four English National Opera soloists Karen Foster (Mezzo), Claire Pendleton (Soprano), Adam Sullivan (Tenor), Paul Sheehan (Baritone) and Simon Haynes (Piano) give a gala performance of well-loved operatic arias. Appearing by kind permission of the ENO

The evening promises to be a exciting and entertaining journey in opera, with great voices.

Programme:
Arias, duets and trios from La Traviata, Faust, Samson at Dalia, Don Giovanni, Barber of Seville, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Magic Flute, Lakme and more.
Interval
Madrigal (The Mikado). Songs and duets from Iolanthe, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and Ruddigore. Songs from West Side Story and On The Town and other duets from musical theatre. A Regular Royal Queen (Quartet from The Gondoliers).

Tickets: £25; £35 with optional donation

A Dance for all Seasons 30th June
Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm
 

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Sat 30th Jun 19:30
An evening of dance and music presented by Quicksilver Dance Company and special guests. Featuring dance from across the genres, from lyrical jazz and ballet, to contemporary folk and Spanish. 

Quicksilver is a Surrey-based dance performance company for dancers aged fifty and above, with no sell-by date! Our aim is to celebrate life through dance, to entertain and to encourage dance for all ages. 

"With their energy and artistry, Quicksilver prove that dancing in later life can be dynamic, beautiful and fun!" - Celia Imrie, Actress and Quicksilver Patron

Tickets:£15

The Cranleigh Community Choir…and Friends Summer Concert 5th July
Thursday 5 July, 8pm
 

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Thu 5th Jul 20:00

Sharon Duggan presents The Cranleigh Community Choir…and Friends Summer Concert.

In the first half we’ve got dancers, instrumentalists, singers: professional and amateur…in the second half, the choir will perform a haunting classical piece to more recent release Birdy’s “Wings”, “Fade into Me” from TV’s Nashville, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and many more...  Don’t miss it!


Tickets: £7; £5.50 children 12 yrs & under