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GreenMatthews’ Gaudete – Candelit Concert at Stapleford Granary

Popular Festive fayre from the Middle Ages featuring carols and winter folksongs sung & performed on an abundance of weird and wonderful instruments.

  • 14th December 2022 - 14th December 2022
  • 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Wednesday 14 December | 7:45pm 

Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval

Tickets £22 / £11 (under 25) booking link GreenMatthews’ Gaudete! | Candlelit Concert (staplefordgranary.org.uk) and Box Office 01223 849004


Sophie Matthews – voice, English border bagpipes, baroque musette, recorders, soprano saxophone, flute, shawm, baroque oboe

Emily Baines – voice, English border bagpipes, recorders, shawm, bass curtal, hurdy-gurdy
Chris Green – voice, mandocello, guitar, piano accordion, arranger
Richard Heacock – voice, violin


The King – traditional
Noel Nouvelet / Nos Galan – traditional
Winter Fair/New Year’s Jig – Chris Green
Sweet Bells – traditional
Heigh Ho Holiday / As It Fell On A Holie Eve – Antony Holborne
Hey For Christmas! – traditional
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – traditional
Gaudete / Branle d’Écosse – traditional
The Villagers of Châtres – traditional French
The Christmas Goose – traditional
The Bagpipe Carol – traditional Provençal
The Darkling Thrush – Chris Green
Somerset Wassail – traditional
Personet Hodie / Childegrove / Bagpipers – traditional


GreenMatthews (Chris Green and Sophie Matthews) are dedicated advocates of the age-old power of narrative song to delight contemporary audiences. Following 10 years of acclaimed Christmas touring shows as a duo, they have expanded the line-up to create new, more expansive arrangements of Chris and Sophie’s popular festive fayre. Joined by Emily Baines (early woodwinds) and Richard Heacock (violin), their music evokes the Spirit of Christmas Past with repertoire spanning 600 years from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Featuring Christmas carols, winter folk songs, toe-tapping tunes and an abundance of weird and wonderful instruments, Gaudete! brings the festive season to life in rich sound and colour.

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  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • On site parking
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Wheel chair accessible

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