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March 2018

Wellington Choral Society – Handel’s ‘Messiah”

Laurence Blyth is conducting WCS in this much-loved oratorio which, though traditionally performed at Christmas, was originally intended to be sung at Easter. It is now hard to believe that this masterpiece, written in just 24 days, had a cool reception when first performed in London.   Daisy Walford (soprano), Juliet Curnow (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Hawker (tenor) and Matthew Cann (bass). Our retiring collection will be in support of the Somerset Trust for Arts & Recreation (STAR).   Tickets: Adults £12, Under-18s…

Amici – English Cathedral Music

Sadly we have had to cancel our concert of English Cathedral music for this date. Do visit our website www.amicichoir.org.uk for information about future events.

Taunton Concert Band, Spring Concert

Taunton Concert Band will be featuring some of the band’s soloists in a display of instrumental flair. Solos from Andi Rickard  (Horn) in Otto M. Schwarz Cape Horn. Nigel Hansen gives us a real treat on Flugal in  Solo Bossa by Otto M. Schwarz. Emma Counter will be giving a dazzling display on Clarinet with Franco Cesarini’s Concertino For Clarinet.   As usual, the training band will set the evening off to a selection music to suit all taste.

Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir – Mayor’s Charity Concert with Launceston MVC

The Worshipful Mayor of Taunton Deane, Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey invites you to an exhilarating evening of voice and song to please all musical tastes as these excellent choirs unite in aid of the Mayor’s charities – Hestercombe Gardens and Stand Against Violence.

May 2018

St John the Evangelist, Park Street, Taunton – Lunchtime Concert

‘A Celebration of Somerset Day’.  Gibby Swaine, Sue Watts and The Stoggy Men along with Tom Mayberry commemorate the history and heritage of Somerset in music and readings. Doors will 12.00pm. More information to follow. Retiring Collection in aid of Halsway Manor – the National Centre for Folks Arts and St John’s Church.

Amici – Staple Fitzpaine Flower Festival

A flowery programme for Staple Fitzpaine’s Flower Festival. More details of our programme nearer the time – check back here for more details.

Bridgwater Choral Society – Faure Requiem, Handel Coronation Anthems, Cooper Benedicite (first performance)

Exciting programme of Faure, Handel, and our conductor Iain Cooper’s new work written for the Society, Benedicite.  This will be the first performance of this piece for choir, brass quintet, piano duet and timpani.  Full professional orchestra, leader Brigid Kirkland-Wilson.  Soloists Mary Morgan (soprano) and Andre Soares (baritone).  Conductor Iain Cooper.

The Phoenix Singers – Magnificent Mr Handel

The Phoenix Singers – Music Director Andrew Maddocks with soprano soloist Alice Privett will present a concert with baroque instrumentalists at St Peter and St Paul Church, South Petherton.  The programme will feature choruses and arias from ‘Messiah’, ‘Laudate Pueri Dominum’ and other great works by Handel.  

June 2018

Wellington Choral Society – ‘Summer Sing Choral Workshops’

If you like singing and are thinking of trying something new, why not join us on one or both Wednesdays, 6th and 13th June, as we explore a French theme in two Summer workshops, conducted by Laurence Blyth. The main work we’ll be looking at will be Duruflé’s Requiem, in preparation for our November concert, REMEMBRANCE – 100 YEARS. (Click on the link below for more about the concert programme.) Fee: £5 per workshop, plus a £10 deposit for score hire.…

St John the Evangelist, Park Street, Taunton – Lunchtime Concert

Richard Huish College –  Advanced Musicians Summer Recital Talented soloists on a variety of instruments will perform a programme of pieces ranging from classical to jazz.  Accompanied by Course Manager for Music, Kathryn Foyle, there will be something to suit all tastes during a summer lunchtime.  Doors will open at 12.00pm   Retiring Collection in aid of St John’s Church and charity to be chosen by RHC .

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