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July 2017

Somerset Opera – Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard”

A wonderful story of love found and lost, masquerade and confusion.  Typical G&S humour and patter songs combine with unexpected pathos to make this a unique experience for the G&S lover as well as those who simply love good music and a well crafted tale. Performed with full orchestral accompaniment. GALA NIGHT FRIDAY 21st – 6:15 Pre show talk by International Opera star Donald Maxwell accompanied by fizz and canapés, free programme and reserved seating. Tickets online or T.I.C. 01823…

29
July
7:00 pm — 9:30 pm
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Somerset Chamber Choir Concert – Serenade to Music

Serenade to Music – A wide ranging and multi-faceted programme celebrates the power of music in a brilliant sequence of choral and solo vocal works from the C18th and C20th centuries.Some great instrumental works are included too for this Graham Caldbeck’s final concert as the choir’s Musical Director after an extraordinarily successful 27 years. He has chosen works by some of the choir’s favourite composers and others of personal significance to him. Featuring Somerset Chamber Choir – http://www.somersetchamberchoir.org/ Southern Sinfonia…

Taunton Choral Society – Summer Concert

A joint programme – Taunton Choral Society with St Mary Magdalene Choir – raising money for St Mary’s organ fund. A summer afternoon with music from composers who dared to be different – Shearing, Satie, Bruckner and Holst. Enjoy strawberries and ‘fizz’ while you listening to Ed Goater’s pre-concert talk at 3:30pm before the concert at 4pm. Tickets are free available from Taunton Visitor Centre (01823 340470) or from St Mary’s Bookshop – do be sure to get your tickets…

August 2017

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

Miles Quick Organ Recital “A KOLOURFUL  KALEIDOSCOPE” A kaleidoscope of organ colours in these great works by  master composers for the organ, played on the fine Father Willis  instrument, including music by Bach, Franck and Mendelssohn. Miles is well known in Taunton as Music Director at the Church of St Mary Magdalene but he also leads a double life as Head of Congregational & Instrumental Music at the Royal School of Church Music. Free Admission: Retiring collection in support of…

Blackdowns Early Music Projects German Baroque Weekend: Preludes, Partitas & Grounds

BEMP is offering two concerts of early to mid C17th century German Baroque music over the Bank Holiday weekend,  encompassing two ends of the musical spectrum in scale. Enthusiasts of solo instrumental music will be delighted by the first event,  a harpsichord recital entitled PRELUDES, PARTITAS & GROUNDS to be given internationally renowned Steven Devine, whose busy career sees him performing as harpsichordist and director, working with some of today’s finest musicians.  His programme includes works by composers spanning the C17th from…

Blackdowns Early Music Projects German Baroque Weekend: Grand Baroque III

BEMP is offering two concerts of early to mid C17th century German Baroque music over the Bank Holiday weekend,  encompassing two ends of the musical spectrum in scale. In the second event, on Bank Holiday Monday, BEMP is very pleased to be offering a large scale programme, GRAND BAROQUE III,  which explores just some of the music coming out of Germany in the decades before J S Bach was on the scene at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.  In this programme the choral music…

September 2017

St John the Evangelist, Park Street, Taunton

Organ  & Harp Recital – The Erion Duo – Edward and Sally Jenkins CLASSICS FOR HARP AND ORGAN Sally and Ed Jenkins present an intriguing and varied programme for organ and harp duet. Featuring both arrangements and original works for this unusual combination including pieces by Handel, Mahler and Grandjany. Free Admission: Retiring collection in support of St Mary Magdalene’s Church Organ Restoration Fund and St John’s Church Emergency Organ Repair Fund. Bring your sandwiches to enjoy with the cold drinks available.

Taunton Sinfonietta – A Taste of the Orient

Lynn Carter, oboe soloist, concerto by Vaughan Williams, with Purcell, Mozart and Jenkins £15 (£12 concessions) £5 students

October 2017

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

Queen’s College Musicians – A MUSICAL FEAST Queen’s College invites you to take time out, and enjoy listening to some of their most talented musicians perform a varied programme which will have something to appeal to everyone. Free Admission: Retiring collection in aid of Stand Against Violence and St John’s Church. Bring your sandwiches to enjoy with the cold drinks available.

15
October
3:30 pm — 5:30 pm
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The Phoenix Singers – Barock Voices!

Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert served with tea and cakes in the magnificent setting of Brympton House. Music for voices and instruments from 1600-1750. Choruses and songs by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Purcell, Monteverdi and others.  

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