Taking place at St Nicholas Chruch on 13 December, the musician will be performing songs from his Nine Lessons and also new material.
Gareth is an acclaimed singer-songwriter from the North East of England. Reflects his own personal interests in the stories, people and events of places he loves.
Consequently, Gareth’s songs have covered subjects as diverse as lighthouses, coal mining, and the Northumberland landscape. Also, his music has reflected more heartfelt concerns of faith and justice.
Performing for over a decade, he has featured at events Greenbelt Festival, the Christan Music Festival. Gareth has also regularly gone on the road in support of charities such as Christian Aid.
Gareth is now is certainly a highly respected musician in the acoustic scene.
After winning a Sony Radio Award with BBC producer Mary Colwell in 2009, working with the Farne music archive at Sage Gateshead for ‘North By East’ in 2011, and receiving commissions from highly regarded organisations such as Traidcraft and The People’s Kitchen.
Gareth’s songwriting prowess has been more recently showcased during a prestigious song-writing residency with The Mining Institute in Newcastle Upon Tyne during 2014/15. Working with Arts Council England, ‘The Seam’ project resulted in a new album of 11 original songs and a critically acclaimed tour telling stories from the Institute’s world-renowned archive covering the history of mining engineering and the industrial revolution.
His concert in Beverley is a chance to experience some familiar Christmas music. Music will have feature fresh interpretations, arrangements, melodies. Also with a little background on the writers themselves.
Those behind the concert hope people can enjoy the music, hear the stories, relax in good company. Above all reconnect with a story that has often been buried too deeply amongst the headlong rush to 25 December.
Tickets are priced at £8 and available by calling 01482 863542 or by emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org