Classic Lines: more on forthcoming concerts

Classic Lines columnist Helen Frost
Classic Lines columnist Helen Frost

I’m going to veer off the usual classical themed introduction this week and just wallow in the wonderful Twinwood Festival I attended recently, it was an experience I’ll never forget.

The variety of bands, orchestras and artists performing music catered for all tastes.

The audiences danced the day and night away in authentic period outfits and uniforms.

It was like being in a time-warp.

During World War Two Twinwood Airfield was an RAF training base, during this time, Glenn Miller and his orchestra were based in Bedford.

The Glenn Miller Museum had wonderful photographs of the band on their tours and also of famous stars of the time.


Fiori Musicali will perform a concert of music by Warlock and Vaughan-Williams with the baroque chamber group at Fawsley Church on September 9 at 7pm. Tickets cost between £15 and £20. Call 01327 360931 to book or visit

UK recorder trio Polyphonica are performing at St Peter’s Church, Marefair, Northampton, on September 22 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available on the door and cost £10 for adults with concessions available.

Abington Church Choir perform a concert at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on September 23 at 4pm. Entry is by donation.

The Cantare Singers and Northampton Concert Band perform with patriotic soloist, Mary Sheldon in the 27th annual ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert on September 29 at 7.30pm at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Northampton. To book tickets call 01604 754782 or visit

The Seventh Winter Concert Series starts in October continuing until March next year. For details visit or

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