50th Golden Concert – ‘Poetic Piano’ Oana Dinea – Piano Recital Our “Golden Concert” will be a real treat when Romanian born, Oana captivates us, during an hour of enchanting music by Bach, Beethoven and Chopin, who was one of the most sensitive composers of the romantic period. It will be the first time a performer has travelled from abroad for one of our concerts. She has kindly agreed to include this performance in the itinerary of her short Concert…
Taunton will be the most northerly appearance made by the Elegance Duo during their October tour. Graduates of the Russian Dargomizsky Music College, pianist Ekaterina Shetliffe and Yulia Northridge will treat their audience to a tour of Europe and a quick trip across the Atlantic as they perform enchanting music such as the much loved Salut d’armour by Elgar and the G major Sonata by Grieg, together with a chance to hear some rarely performed pieces such as the Sarasate Gypsy Airs. There…
Lunchtime Interludes Queen’s College Musicians The Musicians from Queen’s College are delighted to be returning to St John’s and will be performing a wide range of music from across the ages – ‘something for everyone’ Doors open at 12 Noon and cold drinks will be served before the start of the concert. Retiring collection in aid of the ‘Out of Hours’ Courier Service for the NHS, The Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service and St John’s Church.
A concert of French choral music featuring the ever popular Faure Requiem together with works by Canteloube, Debussy, Hahn and Poulenc. The Somerset Voices are conducted by GrahamCaldbeck and accompanied by Andrew Carter on organ and piano.
Armistice Concert WW1 Armistice Concert in aid of SSAFA in conjunction with RAFA Concert Band and The Taunton Military Wives Choir.
A Showcase for Young Musicians Wellington School Students High-flying, award-holding pupils will perform an eclectic programme that will feature a variety of instruments, genres, ages and stages thus demonstrating their versatile abilities. Doors open at 12 Noon and cold drinks will be served before the start of the concert. Retiring Collection in aid of the Archie Project, part of the Reminiscence Learning Dementia Charity and St John’s Church.
A concert of music and poetry to commemorate one hundred years since the end of the First World War.
Somerset County Orchestra – Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (No 2), Bliss, Gurney and Butterworth
An orchestral concert of English music commemorating the centenary of the end of World War 1.
As a lead in to the season of the year, this concert will be an exciting mixture of readings and Advent songs. More details of the programme will be released nearer the time but book the date in your diary now!
Having performed much of his music in the past, Amici is to continue its collaboration with Will Todd and his jazz trio in the comfortable surroundings of St James’ Church in Taunton. Tickets £20/£15 (students £10/£7.50 – under 12’s free) from Taunton Visitor Centre (01823 340470) or from the Amici website (www.amicichoir.org.uk) ‘Songs of Peace’ – Will Todd ‘Lights, Stories, Noise, Dreams, Love and Noodles’ – words by Michael Rosen – music Will Todd ‘Ubi Caritas’ – Richard Allain ‘Saint Chapelle’…