Concerts

These local events are the core of our fundraising activities.  We have raised large sums for our designated charity each year and also developed the range of groups and individuals we can support. Please see our Charitable Giving page for a full breakdown.

Initially organising local concerts gave the opportunity for The Bar-Tones to perform in a familiar venue, which has considerably built their confidence and developed their talents, and then each year we developed a very successful programme of fundraising activities.

Alongside our own events we have hosted a range of local musical groups

Year Events hosted
2014-15 Quiz night with supper
An Evening of Folk Music with local singer Dave Naylor and friends with licensed bar and buffet
Members of The Bar-Tones entertained Barton Civic Society at their Christmas Party
First Anniversary Party to celebrate our first year with a cheque presentation to our then charity The Royal School for the Deaf Derby
Christmas Miscellany- a variety of singing, instrumental music and readings
2015-16 Jazz concert with The Minty Cucumber Jazz Band with a bar and supper
Members of The Bar-Tones entertained members of the community at the Better Barton Live event
Christmas Showtime 2015 a mixture of singing, instrumental music and readings
Folk night with local singer Dave Naylor and friends with licensed bar and buffet
Quiz night with supper to end another successful year 
2016-17 Christmas Showtime 2016 - including singing, music, and featuring the Central Dance Academy
Barton Lions' Club Christmas Tea - a smaller group of singers entertain local elderly residents
The return of the very popular Evening of Folk Music with Dave Naylor & Friends with a rustic supper and licensed bar
Summer Concert dedicated to the memory of Pam Pryce and to support a new Bursary Scheme in conjunction with the John Taylor High School  
2017-18 Sounds Like Christmas! A mixture of singing and instrumental performances including this year's Bursary winners
Carol singing - open to all to join us as we visit the local hospital wing and pubs around the village.
Lion's Tea Party - a smaller group of singers entertain local elderly residents
Live & Local Event presented by BMM - The Kimber's Men , an a-capella sea-shanty group
Summer Concert - a variety of singing and instrumental music to raise funds for OHMI and the Bursary Scheme for young musicians

For the 2018-2019 fundraising events please visit the Diary of events page, both Concerts and Live and Local .