Music


Festival Fringe

During the Festival local pubs are putting on musical events, from opera to rock, musicals to country and western. When you have free time, visit Bel & the Dragon; The Crown; The Jolly  Farmer; The King’s Arms and Sanctum on the Green as local musicians entertain you with some top quality music.  The Fringe acts […]

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Jonah-Man Jazz

Friday 8 May 6pm Furze Platt Senior School, Furze Platt Rd, Maidenhead SL6 7NQ 6pm. Ticket £5 adult, £2.50 children under 16. The four Cookham Primary Schools join forces to perform Michael Hurd’s ever popular Jonah-man Jazz. The pop cantata is packed full of memorable, catchy tunes with jazz, blues and rock ‘n’ roll rhythms, bringing the story of Jonah alive with great music […]


Maestros in the Making

Friday 8 May 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road, SL6 9SP. Ticket £6. This concert celebrates the exceptional musical talent of local young singers and instrumentalists, many of whom are planning a professional career in music.

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My Spirit Sang All Day

Saturday, 9 May, 3pm St John the Baptist Church,Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD. 3pm Followed by refreshments. Ticket £6. The vibrant Rose Ensemble, with their distinctive personality and sound, take you on an uplifting musical journey through the ages. The varied programme of madrigals and folk songs, as well as relaxed romantic and jazzy numbers, includes works by Byrd, Vaughan-Williams and even […]


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The Water is Wide

Sunday, 10 May, 3pm Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road SL6 9SP 3pm. Followed by refreshments. Ticket £6. A song recital by Jonathan Wood (baritone), Vicki Manders-Wood (soprano), pictured above, and Sara Wood (piano). They celebrate songs of the British Isles and North America, from their shared folk-song heritage through to the diverging song forms of the early 20th Century, when British composers mined a rich […]


Festival Evensong

Sunday, 10 May 6:30pm Saint John the Baptist, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD. All welcome. Enjoy a traditional choral evensong sung by the choir of St John the Baptist. Settings and anthems will include music by C. Tambling, J.Reading, O. Gibbons and S. S. Wesley.

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The Pied Pipers of Cookham

Tuesday, 12 May 10:45am Sponsored by Dawkes Music Ltd Methodist Church, Lower Road SL6 9HJ. Followed by refreshments. Ticket £6 adults. Local mums and musicians Julia Bentley Dawkes and Victoria Dawkes present a varied and light hearted programme of classical music for two flutes and piano especially for babies and their grown-ups in an informal setting where babies can be changed or […]


Organ Recital

Tuesday, 12 May 8pm St John the BaptistChurch, Church Road, Cookham Dean SL6 9PD. Ticket £10. Malcolm Stowell, organist and choirmaster of St Mary’s Church, Slough, plays a varied programme with works by Thalben Ball, Guilmant, Miserendino and Rheinberger. In 2004 Malcolm was presented with the Mayor’s Arts Award for his services to music in Slough.

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Voices of the Great War

Tuesday,12 May 8pm Cookham Dean Cricket Club, Rickett’s Field, Whyteladyes Lane SL6 9LF. Licensed bar. Ticket £7.50. A cast of well-known local performers led by Roger Deats presents an evening of poetry, prose and music from the First World War – some familiar, some not.


Singalong: Wouldn’t it be Loverly

Wednesday,13 May, 8pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road, SL6 9EH. Licensed bar. Ticket £10. Sing-a-long to ‘My Fair Lady’ in this fun-packed evening led by Maidenhead Musical Comedy Society. Whether you’re a misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor, London’s most famous flower girl, or spruced up for a day at the Ascot races, make sure you “Get to Pinder Hall on time”.

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Clint’s Jazz Band

Friday, 15 May, 8pm Pinder Hall, Lower Road SL6 9EH. Licensed bar. Ticket £10. One of London’s finest and most versatile professional jazz bands presents a concert of Big Band Jazz Classics. Their exciting performance is guaranteed to bring alive the world of jazz and keep your toes tapping all night long.


Jazz Workshop

Saturday, 16 May at 10am. Holy Trinity Church, Sutton  Road, Cookham SL6 9SP. Ticket £10 Led by members of Clint’s Jazz Band, this jazz workshop offers GCSE and ‘A’Level students the chance to play jazz and perform with professional jazz musicians. Whether you play an instrument or are a budding vocalist, take this opportunity to give […]

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Let’s Rock the Moor

Saturday 16th May Let’s Rock! has been leading the way for quality, family-friendly 80s music  festivals since 2009. Don’t miss out on this chance for a retro blast with the very  best of the 80s! Cookham’s Family Friendly Festival brings you the very best of the 80s, with a fabulous line-up of artistes on the […]


Festival Eucharist

Sunday, 17 May 11am Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road SL6 9SP. All welcome. With uplifting hymns for all to sing,the music is led by the Boys, Girls and Men of Holy Trinity Church Choir and readings and prayers led by members of the Girls’ Choir. The music includes: Mass in Three Parts (Byrd); I was glad (Parry) and anthems by Chilcott and […]


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Gala Concert – A Night at the Opera

Sunday, 17 May, 7:30pm Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Road SL6 9SP. Licensed bar. Ticket £12. Join Cookham’s Cantorum Choir for an evening of inspirational music – a rousing finale to the Cookham Festival 2015 that will surely raise the roof of Holy Trinity Church! Prize winning soloists Rhian Lois (soprano) and Robyn Lyn Evans (tenor) from the English National Opera and Welsh National Opera […]