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Are We Angels – Concert

Sunday 3rd December
Are we Angels
TOBIAH with special guest Colette O’Leary
6:30 for 7pm @ Gilbert White’s House
Selborne, Alton GU34 3JH

Gilbert White and the Oates collection is delighted to present TOBIAH with special guest Colette O’Leary for their ‘Are We Angels’ concert.

TOBIAH, known for her ‘Beautiful and natural voice’ (BBC Radio Sussex), poignant lyrics and touching hearts with life-affirming stories of love and endurance, will be joined by acclaimed piano accordionist, Colette O’Leary, whose virtuosity delights audiences worldwide.
‘TOBIAH’s music is beautiful, light, filled with meaning, symbolism and personal revelation’ —Baruch Zeichner, Broadcaster,
The evocative atmosphere of the Gilbert White’s Great Parlour, decked in its Christmas finery and bathed in candlelight, will provide a magical and intimate setting, perfect for TOBIAH’s music.

‘Gilbert White’s House is one of my favourite historical houses open to the public,’ says TOBIAH. It has remained independent, thus retaining it’s unique charm and character and must top the list as the one of the most special venues. I am delighted to give a concert to help support it.


What they are saying:

 So special …….made my heart sing  

 Utterly captivating – on a cold clear night we were lifted into another world  

★ A cocktail of luxury for the senses… beautiful voice, beautiful setting ★

★ Made my soul sing.. the songs spoke to my heart ★

★ Last night was like being in a fairy tale… perfect songs in such a romantic setting ★

★ Foot-tappingly fab! Colette plays airs and jigs with equal dexterity and brilliance ★

★  Tobiah a beautiful voice – distinctly pure with understated vocals. Her songs reflect her life and draw you into an intimate and heartfelt experience ★

★ One of the absolute musical highlights of the year

★ Such a beautiful, natural voice (BBC Radio Sussex) ★

Tickets are £15 and must be booked in advance as seating is limited, with space for just 35 guests. We do hope that you will join us for complimentary mulled wine and mince pies before the concert.

Book Below:


16 available
Are We Angels - 3rd Dec£15.00

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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