The polished presentations of this popular
words and music consort have delighted audiences for more than
a decade. You may choose from an existing portfolio of programmes
or commission a new one on a theme close to your own heart. Whatever
choice you make be assured of an amusing, melodic and highly informative
"A Unique And Original Way to mark that
special event or occasion."
In June 1999 they premiered "Dear and Gracious
Lady" at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. This tribute
to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert was ecstatically received.
English Heritage have asked the group to research the life of
Queen Elizabeth the First for a programme to be performed at
Rycroft Chapel in Oxfordshire. Princess Elizabeth, while still
in her teens, was held captive at Rycroft by her sister, "Bloody
Existing programmes based on Tudor England, English
Country Gardens, the English Countryside and Old Father Thames
are acclaimed wherever Ayres and Graces perform. "A Taste
of the Good Life" and "Songs of Empire" are in
Ayres and Graces have a long association
with Hatchlands Park near Guildford where their Christmas concerts
sell out every year. They are also planning a tour of National
Trust properties to celebrate the life of James Lees-Milne who
was Country House Secretary for the Trust from 1935 to 1951.
They are planning a tour of the United States.