Concert Dates

3rd Feb 2018, 19:30Venue: All Saints Church, AckworthProgramme: Oliver Wass - Harp

Oliver Wass studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Imogen Barford.


In May 2016, he became the first harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal, the Guildhall’s most prestigious prize. Previous winners of the competition include Jacqueline du Pré, Bryn Terfel and Tasmin Little. He has performed all the major harp concertos, including directing the Handel Harp Concerto in the Barbican Hall. He has also performed concertos at the London Handel Festival, the City of London Festival, with the Oxford Sinfonia, and with the World Chamber Orchestra. He won the Andrea Vigh Jury Prize at the 4th International Harp Competition Szeged. He is a Musicians’ Company Yeoman, and will give his Purcell Room debut in 2017.

10th Mar 2018, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Stephen Horne - Silent Film

Stephen has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for many DVD releases of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.

He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Pordenone, Bologna, San Francisco, Telluride, Paris, Cannes, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Istanbul, Berlin and Vienna.

In 2011 and 2012, Stephen was commissioned to compose ensemble scores for the London Film Festival Archive Galas of The First Born and The Manxman. In 2012 his accompaniment for Rotaie won the main prize at the Bonn Sommerkino Festival while for three years, from 2014 to 2016, he has been named best solo accompanist in the Silent London end-of-year poll.

28th Apr 2018, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra


The internationally acclaimed Doncaster Youth Jazz Association (DYJA) was formed in 1973 by John Ellis MBE.

Passionate about music education and jazz, DYJA provides specialised individual tuition, instrumental masterclasses, ensemble workshops and performance opportunities via 3 ensembles for young musicians from a range of backgrounds and abilities.

Our 4th Alumni ensemble consists of mainly professional DYJA graduate musicians.

Since inception the Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO) has received numerous Outstanding Performance awards at the National Festival of Music for Youth, the National Jazz Festival in Birmingham, and the Great North Big Band Festival.




Previous Events

5th Oct 2013, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Northern Concert Orchestra

We welcome the Northern Concert Orchestra to Ackworth once again with conductor Nick Meredith. Joining the Orchestra will be choir members from Wakefield Girls High School. The concert will include extracts from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Brahms Symphony No.3 in F Major.



9th Nov 2013, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: INTRIPLICATE

Piano, Flute, Oboe

7th Dec 2013, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Christmas Concert

Choristers & Layclerks Of Wakefield Cathedral

Directed By: Thomas Moore

A selection of carols and festive music for Christmas

The Parish Church of All Saints became the Cathedral for the new Diocese of Wakefield in 1888, and is now one of three cathedrals forming the new Diocese of Leeds. Wakefield Cathedral has developed a splendid tradition of liturgy and music which attracts congregations from a wide area. Wakefield has long had a traditional choir of men and boys.

Today the Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and lay clerks. Most of the boys are educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and receive choral scholarships. They are aged from 8 to 13. Girl choristers were introduced in 1992, shortly after their introduction at Salisbury Cathedral. Aged from 8 to 18 they are recruited from various schools. The lay clerks in some cases travel vast distances in their devotion to the musical worship and liturgy for which the Cathedral is famed.

8th Feb 2014, 19:30Venue: The Music Centre , Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Piano Recital – Gunel Mirzayeva

JS Bach

Listen To Gunel

15th Mar 2014, 19:30Venue: The Meeting House, Ackworth SchoolProgramme: Scunthorpe Cooperative Youth Choir

Directed by: Susan Hollingworth

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