Over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend Blackdowns Early Music Projects are promoting two concerts, this is the second second concert, starting at 6pm on Monday May 7th in the Church of St John the Baptist, Wellington TA21 8QY. BEMP singers under their principal Musical Director, JanJoost van Elburg, will present a programme of music from Spain and Portugal. This Iberian Treasury will contain works by Spanish and Portuguese composers who span the renaissance years starting with the work of the Spaniard Cristobal Morales, born in 1500, right up to that of the Portuguese João Rodrigues Esteves who died in 1751. In between these two important musicians came others, such as Francisco Guerrero, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Juan Esquivel, Duarte Lobo and Manuel Cardoso all of whom thoroughly deserve their places in the Treasury. Newe Vialles and Martin Perkins (organ) will accompany the singers. Tickets are available now from Taunton Visitor Centre ( £15 full price, £8 for students and under 12s free)
Tickets for both concerts are available from www.blackdownsearlymusic.co.uk, Taunton Visitor Centre, Ticketsource and also at the door. For more information please call 01884 849172.