The Guardians of Martock Church

Future Events and Programme

The Guardians of Martock Church were set up as a Charitable Trust in 1996 with the
sole purpose of paying for the refurbishment and enhancement of the structure of All
Saints Church. They have recently paid for a completely new Security System for the building and its roof and they will shortly be funding a new Audio-Visual sound system and a more efficient heating system.

The Guardians have staged 107 concerts since 2002 attended by nearly 15,000 people, raising over £60,000.

The Guardians of Martock Church present:

Thursday 26th April at 7.30 p.m.

The Lyra Singers from St Petersburg

in a concert of sacred & secular music from the great Russian composers

The Lyra SingersThe Lyra Singers have been touring Britain every Spring for some years and we are delighted to be able to fit them in this year. They comprise a soprano, contralto, tenor and bass and they are graduates from the finest music colleges and Opera theatres in Russia. Readers may remember the Blagovest Ensemble who sang here four years running from 2005 before huge audiences. We can say with confidence that the Lyra Singers will give an even more attractive performance.

Tickets £10 on the door, £9 from Martock News, Martock Gallery or 01935 822706. Accompanied children under 16 admitted free.

 

Thursday 21st June at 7.30 p.m.

Dave Martin's Jabbo Five

Playing New Orleans jazz

This band is named after Jabbo Smith, a strong rival to Louis Armstrong in the late 1920s. The Jabbo Five's repertoire includes his tunes and numerous other favourites from the period. Jabbo Five

Jabbo Smith recorded with Duke Ellington in 1927 and his quintet made 20 recordings in 1929, but although regularly working in several bands, he  became obscure till 1978 when his stage show became a hit and he was the darling of music festivals in America and Europe in the 1980s, with numerous videos available on Youtube. 

The Jabbo Five came to Martock in 2011 and Dave's City Steam Jazz Band has played here three times. Dave sings & plays cornet, trumpet & valve trombone, with the others on reeds, piano, banjo and sousaphone.

Tickets £9 on the door, £8 from Martock News, Martock Gallery or 01935 822706. Accompanied children under 16 admitted free.

 

Saturday 17th November at 7.30 p.m.

Dorset Police Male Voice Choir

This 45-strong choir come highly recommended and this was the only 2018 date free when we Dorset Police Choirbooked them in late 2016.

Tickets £9 on the door, £8 from Martock News, Martock Gallery or 01935 822706. Accompanied children under 16 admitted free.