Festival Programme

Saturday 30th April
May Queen Procession
Saturday 30th April
Young Musicians' Showcase
Tuesday 3rd May
Lunchtime Concert - Echéa String Trio
Wednesday 4th May
A Brief History of Music - Banstead Area U3A - CANCELLED
Friday 6th May
Banstead in the News - Banstead History
Saturday 7th May
Sunday 8th May
Festival Walk - Birdwatching
Tuesday 10th May
Lunchtime Concert - Delphine Trio
Friday 13th May
The Arts Society Chipstead - The History of Art in Five Symbols
Saturday 14th May
Festival Walk - Flowers and Butterflies
Saturday 14th May
Maxwell Quartet
Saturday 21st May
Open Day - Banstead Horticultural Society

Box Office (from 4th April 2022)
Banstead Arts Festival Society

Where indicated, tickets may be bought on line in addition to at the door. Also, tickets for certain events will be sold at Banstead Library.


Saturday 7th May - 7.30pm

Papagena presents Nuns and Roses

Papagena presents Nuns and Roses

Five heavenly voices sing music sacred and profane, tender, witty and urbane. Folk, Medieval, Classical, Contemporary

No props, no microphones or gimmicks, just five stunning female voices whose members have sung with the UK’s leading vocal ensembles. Weaving together classical, medieval, folk, contemporary and commissions from around the world, Papagena’s refreshing programmes defy pigeonholing.

This evening’s programme spans the centuries, from 12th Century Abbess Hildegard of Bingen to Imogen Heap, from Russian Orthodox hymnody to lilting Celtic ballads and Norwegian lullabies. Throw into the mix Purcell, Scarlatti, Ravel, contemporary folk, a comedic commission and the group’s cover of Sweet Child of Mine, and you have Nuns and Roses – something for everyone!

If Papagena were an all-male ensemble, they would be household names in the UK - Gramophone, 2020
Absolutely gorgeous - Petroc Trelawny, BBC Radio 3


Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, SM7 3AJ
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Tickets £15, School pupils: Free - Available at the door as available or to reserve tickets, phone 01737 350288. For more ticket information click here

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