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Dates and times of performances below.
Shepherd's Crook Folk Choir
The popular Shepherd’s Crook Folk Choir will be opening Christmas at the Castle with a festive concert at 2.30pm. They will entertain visitors with traditional and local carols mixed together with more modern Christmas songs, sung in a fine four-part harmony.
Winchcombe Community Choir
The Winchcombe Community Choir will sing carols in 'a capella' harmony style guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit. Performance at 10:30am.
Cheltenham Community Choir
Performing under the experienced direction of NODA award-winning musical director Beverley Whitaker, join the choir in the Church as they perform well known classics and Christmas carols. Performance at 1:30pm.
Happenstance Border Morris Dancing
Happenstance Border is a mixed Morris Dance side based in Winchcombe performing dances from the English-Welsh border. Their colourful displays are accompanied by a great band of musicians. Performing at 2pm and 3pm.
Got 2 Sing Choir
A very merry Christmas choir concert performed by Cheltenham's Got 2 Sing Choir. Performing at 11am-12pm & 1:30pm-2:30pm in St Mary's Church.
Alys Winchcombe, Harpist
Join Harpist Lady Alys for some festive music in the Library, played on her Renaissance harp every hour between 11am-2pm. In between tunes, Lady Alys will gossip about her time at King Henry’s Christmas Court where she was summoned as a companion to Queen Katherine, Catherine, and Katherine, and possibly Anne and Jane, though definitely not the other Anne. There will be tips on choosing the perfect present for the nobleperson in your life, (which may involve cheese and a fountain) and the dishes to prepare for your perfect Tudor Christmas Banquet. All rounded off with a game of ‘How old is this carol really?’ Includes music from the King Henry VIII Songbook. (Always a treat).
Performing on the hour from 11am to 2pm.
Waytes and Measures
Waytes and Measures will be performing a concert of Medieval and Tudor Christmas music "Now is Yule Come". The colourful and talented group of musicians and singers will sing Tudor songs and entertain you in costume with a variety of period instruments: medieval fiddle, gittern, pipe and tabor, recorders, shawms, hurdy-gurdy, portative organ and percussion. Performaning at 2:30pm.
Local 13-year-old singer songwriter Daisy, will be performing both originals, covers and some Christmas classics on the piano and guitar. Look out for her in The Library at 11am and 2pm.